Parthasarathy Suryanarayanan is a senior research software engineer with a passion for building scalable information processing architectures that enable both collaborative research and rapid commercialization. He is an architect, part of the Foundational Innovation department under Healthcare & Life Sciences division of IBM Research, driving the adoption of cognitive applications in the healthcare industry.
He has about 15 years of experience in software development. As the engineering lead in one of IBM’s research teams, he has spent the last 7 years in applying Natural Language Processing to the medical domain, building various research prototypes and helping them turn into business offerings. In the recent past he has designed and collaboratively developed several components of an NLP pipeline that creates a patient record summary which helps clinicians understand and navigate patient electronic medical records (EMR) more efficiently, completely and within context of their role and workflow.
His interests include algorithm design, software engineering, information retrieval, unstructured information processing architectures and machine learning.