Making Math Essential to IBM's past, current, and future strategy
Chid Apte | IBM Research, T. J. Watson Research Center
Mathematical Sciences in IBM Research is one of it's longest running departments, having been in existence for over 50 continuous years. It has been instrumental to some of IBM's major innovations, and has proved to be resilient in being essential to the company, even as IBM's business and strategy has periodically transformed, sometimes disruptively, to meet the changing needs of the Information Technology marketplace. I will highlight the history of this department, and discuss how we evolve the applied nature of "Math Sciences" to ensure that it remains indispensable to the company's future strategy.
Chid Apte is Director of Mathematical Sciences in the IBM Research Division, at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Rutgers University, and B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay). Chid has over three decades of technical experience as a research scientist and leader in the data science area. He has worked on several projects in predictive analytics solutions for a wide cross-section of industries and led several projects to develop advanced analytics capabilities for IBM's clients as well as it's product portfolio. In his current role, he oversees the strategy and agenda for IBM's Mathematical Sciences research area, which includes Data Science, Scalable Analytics, Data-driven Industry Innovations, Applied Mathematics, and Operations Research.
Contact at the MS2Discovery Research Institute: Roderick Melnik (Host of the speaker, Multidisciplinary Talk, Tectons 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, and others)
Refreshments will be provided
September 29, 2016
4-5pm | Location: SBE1230
The MS2Discovery Seminar Series:
Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo
This event is hosted by the MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute | Waterloo