IBM computer scientists have been at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation across a broad range of research areas. They have made pioneering contributions in artificial intelligence, high-speed processor design, computer architecture, natural language processing, programming languages, optimizing compilers, operating systems, storage systems, computer-supported cooperative work, databases, speech recognition, integer programming, and service-oriented architectures, to name a few.
Kush R. Varshney of IBM Research along with Brian Abelson of Enigma and Joy Sun of GiveDirectly has been awarded the Best Social Good Paper at the 2014 ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining for the work entitled "Targeting Direct Cash Transfers to the Extremely Poor." Dr. Varshney conducted this project on a pro bono basis under the auspices of DataKind.
Kush will be presenting the paper on August 26 at 10:30 am in the NY Ballroom East of the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.