Raghu Krishnapuram is currently Head, R&D and IP Cell, as well as Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. He was until recently Program Manager, Financial Services, Xerox Research Centre – India. Earlier, he worked at IBM T J Watson Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, where he was a technical leader for cognitive computing research. From 2000 to 2013, Raghu held various leadership positions at IBM Research India. During the last 4 years of his tenure at IBM Research India, he served as Associate Director, where he led projects in the area of “Knowledge, Information, and Smarter Planet Solutions”, with a particular focus on emerging markets. He also served as a relationship manager for IBM’s services divisions such as IBM Global Process Services and IBM Business Services.
Raghu is an alumnus of IIT-Bombay. After graduating with a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 1987, he worked in the academia in the US for 13 years, initially at the University of Missouri and later at Colorado School of Mines, where he was a full professor. Raghu has published about 170 papers in journals and conferences, with a very high citation count. He has filed 40 patent disclosures out of which 11 have been granted by the US Patent Office. Raghu has been recognized as a Master Inventor by IBM.
He is also a Fellow of IEEE and the Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE). He has served on the Technology Council of the IBM Academy of Technology.