IBM Research India - Awards and Recognition

Awards & Recognition

- Suranjana is one of the winners of 40 under 40 Data Scientists Award 2022

- Best Paper Award Krishnasuri Narayanam, Akshar Kaul, Ken Kumar, Pankaj Dayama. "Partial Order Transactions on Permissioned Blockchains for enhanced Scalability", BRAINS 2021.

- IBM Volunteer Excellence Award Over 150 million people in India urgently need mental health interventions and care; a number so large it overwhelms the institutions desperately trying to deliver services. A volunteer team of IBM research scientists has created a framework using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help aid organizations identify and hire lay counselors to more quickly help those in need. Click here to read

- Nupur Aggarwal wins Rising Star of the Year Award- Sirius at the Women in Tech Awards 2020

- AI for Supply Chain team won the AI & Innovation Retail award for Bestseller project at the 3rd edition of the Future of Retail Summit and Awards 2020 held at Delhi on 6th March 2020.

- Seema Nagar received the Techinist award at the Wequity Conference 2020

IAAI Deployed Application Award

- Anupama Ray, Pooja Aggarwal, Csaba Hadhazi, Gargi Dasgupta, Amit Paradkar (2019). "Question Quality Improvement: Deep Question Understanding for Incident Management in Technical Support Domain", IAAI-2020.

Silver Category of Global IBM Community Grants Award

- Towards the work done by IRL team with the NGO (EmancipAction India) on AI for Child Re-trafficking Mental Healthcare. The work to support EmancipAction to address mental health and trafficking issues in India using AI technologies is considered out standing and nominated for the IBM global Volunteer excellence award 2018.

Best Paper Award in Industrial Track

- Neelamadhav Gantayat, Diptikalyan Saha, Jaydeep Sen, Senthil Mani (2019). "Goal-based Ontology Creation for Natural Language Querying in SAP-ERP Platform". CODS-COMAD'19- Shanu Kumar, Shubham Atreja, Anjali Singh and Mohit Jain (2019). "Adversarial Adaptation of Scene Graph Models for Understanding Civic Issues". WWW / TheWebConf 2019

Best Paper Award

- Dattatreya Mohapatra, Abhishek Maiti, Sumit Bhatia and Tanmoy Chakraborty (2019). "Go Wide, Go Deep: Quantifying the Impact of Scientific Papers through Influence Dispersion Trees". The ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL)

- Sumit Bhatia (2018). "That's Interesting, Tell Me More! Finding Descriptive Support Passages for Explaining Knowledge Graph Relationships". ISWC 2018

- Parth Thakkar, Senthil Nathan N, Balaji Viswanathan (2018). “Performance Benchmarking & Optimizing Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Platform”. MASCOTS2018

- Adit Krishnan, Deepak Padmanabhan, Sayan Ranu and Sameep Mehta (2016) "Select, Link and Rank: Diversified Query Expansion and Entity Ranking using Wikipedia", WISE 2016

Honorable Mention Award

- Mohit Jain (2018) "Seismo: Blood Pressure Monitoring using Built-in Smartphone Accelerometer and Camera" CHI 2018

Deployed Application Award

- Atri Mandal, Nikhil Malhotra, Shivali Agarwal, Anupama Ray, Giriprasad Sridhara. "Automated dispatch of helpdesk email tickets: Pushing the limits with AI" IAAI 2019

Best Deployed AI System Award

Senthil Mani, Neelamadhav Gantayat, Rahul Aralikatte, Monika Gupta, Sampath Dechu, Anush Sankaran, Shreya Khare, Barry Mitchell, - Hemamalini Subramanian, Hema Venkatarangan (2018), "Hi, how can I help you?: Automating enterprise IT support help desks"  IBM Automation Platform and solutions to Industry Track of AAAI - 2018

2nd prize at the Poster Presentation at GHCI 2018

- Nishtha Madaan, Gautam Singh, Sameep Mehta, Aditya Chetan and Brihi Joshi (IIIT Delhi) (2018)Poster "Generating Clues for Gender based Occupational Debiasing in Text"

IBM Researchers Receive Aegis Graham Bell Award for Work in Digital Agriculture

- The earth’s population is 7.6 billion and will rise to 11 billion by the turn of the century. Somehow, we must feed this 45 percent larger population with 10-20 percent less farmable land, and far less farmers. At the same time... More info

 EDBT Test of Time Award

- Koustuv Dasgupta, Rahul Singh, Balaji Viswanathan, Dipanjan Chakraborty, Sougata Mukherjea, Amit A. Nanavati, and Anupam Joshi (2008) - "Social ties and their relevance to churn in mobile telecom networks" (in Proceedings of the 11th international conference on Extending database technology: Advances in database technology (EDBT '08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 668-677)

IBM won the 'Best Tech Zone' Award 

IBM won the award as part of TESCO Annual Technology Event that took place at the client premises in September 2017. Jaikrishnan Hari participated and gave the talk on cognitive fashion.

Express IT Awards - 2017 

GBS Automation Platform and Solution was nominated and won the award under the I.T innovation category. The Express I.T. Awards –an initiative of Financial Express, recognize fresh thinking that creates value. They honour both –companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the IT/ITes industry.

Book published

"Cognitively Inspired Natural Language Processing" By Abhijit Mishra and Pushpak Bhattacharyya. Springer, Singapore.

Best B.Tech Project (IIITD) 

Akshay Sethi has been awarded with the Best B.Tech Project in Research Track and Best Academic Performance in B.Tech (ECE) from IIIT-D

Gender Bias Analysis on Man Bookers Award Winning Fiction  

Using IBM Watson API’s and Graph Mining, we analysed 275 books descriptions taken from Goodreads which had been shortlisted for Man Bookers Award and found traces of Gender bias in them. The work has been featured by Quartz, Scroll,, BBC news etc. via online articles. In addition to this we got the article covered on 1st page of Hindustan Times Newspaper on 29th July. The collaborators in the work have been Nishtha Madaan, Sameep Mehta from IBM Research India and Shravika Mittal a student from IIITD and Ashima Suvarna a student from DTU.

Contacts : Nishtha Madaan, Sameep Mehta

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