April 14, 2017: IBM has named 11 new IBM Fellows -- the company's highest technical honour-- for leading innovative work in cognitive computing, cloud, security and design. Two of them are persons of Indian origin who obtained their basic degrees in India -- at IIT and Osmania University.
The IBM Fellow honour is conferred on staffers in recognition of exceptional and sustained technical achievements and leadership in engineering, programming, services, science, technology, design and industry solutions.
Dakshi Agrawal is Distinguished Research Staff Member and , IBM’s foremost expert in real-time cognitive solutions working with IBM Watson and Cloud Platform. He is responsible for a range of innovations in real-time analytics and creating solutions to solve complex client challenges. His scientific work in areas as diverse as information theory, systems sciences, and security and privacy has been cited over 5,000 times in academic publications, and he holds 59 U. S. patents.
Dakshi obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, his MS in Electrical Engineering at Washington University and He is responsible for a range of innovations in real-time analytics and creating solutions to solve complex client challenges. His scientific work in areas as diverse as information theory, systems sciences, and security and privacy has been cited over 5,000 times in academic publications, and he holds 59 U. S. patents.
Says Dakshi: I’m currently working on creating a customer care solution that correlates customer interactions across digital and traditional channels — in real-time — to extract cognitive insights at a massive scale. I remember as a kid when I forced open a watch and saw in amazement all the complex machinery working in perfect synchronicity. Just like that watch, our solution will have a simple interface but underneath it will be a marvel of AI algorithms working together to power the solution.
Sridhar Muppidi is an IBM Master Inventor, who has played a key role in digital ID transformation projects worldwide. He is CTO, Cloud Security, Identity & Access Management
He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Osmania University, his Master of Science, Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University and his Ph.D., Computer Science at Texas A&M University.
Asked what is his personal passion, Sridhar says: About five years ago, my brother in India and I started working on a novel concept of a green energy dairy farm. The farm is already fully functional on biogas and we have big ideas for the future. I am very passionate about this project since it gives me an opportunity to give back to the community and make a difference.
The IBM’s Fellow programme was founded in 1963 by Thomas J. Watson, Jr. to promote creativity among the company's most exceptional technical professionals. IBM has named 289 Fellows since the programme’s inception.
“IBM's continued commitment to research and innovation has been an engine for scientific, technological and societal progress, and for our company's success for more than 100 years,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and CEO. “This year's extraordinary group of new IBM Fellows, whose breakthroughs have had a material impact on our leadership in cloud, cognitive, security and quantum, demonstrate once again the critical role our company plays in tackling the world’s toughest problems and developing the next generation of leaders.”
More information on the 2017 IBM Fellows here
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