Ankur Narang

Dr Ankur Narang, Cofounder has 25 years of experience in Senior Technology Leadership positions across MNCs including IBM Research India and Sun Research Labs (Oracle), CA, USA. He was one amongst Top-10 Data Scientists in India in 2017 (Analytics India Mag) in recognition of solid scientific and industry contributions to field of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. In 2018,he was given the Top 50 Analytics Award at MachineCon conference in recognition of exemplary leadership and contributions to ML/AI (Analytics India Magazine). He was also conferred Top 100 Innovative CIO Award in 2019, for distinguished leadership in Innovative Technologies based Digital Transformation (CIO Axis). In 2002, he was awarded Sun Microsystem’s prestigious “Innovation Leadership Award” for significant contributions to the Hardware Acceleration Project. He holds B.Tech. & Ph.D. from IIT Delhi in CS&E and has 40+ publications in top international Computer Science & Machine Learning conferences and journals, along with 15 granted US patents. He has held multiple Industrial Track and Workshop Chair positions, and has given invited talks in multiple international conferences. His areas of interest and expertise include: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Big Data Analytics, High Performance Computing, Distributed Systems, Parallelyzing Compilers, IT for Healthcare & Oil & Gas and Electronic Design Automation. As Senior Research Scientist at IBM Research, for key Telecom players in India and US, he designed and delivered real-time parallel recommendation algorithms, high throughput streaming analytics workflows and distributed graph analytics using GPUs over VAS and CDR data. Further, he led design & implementation of AI based cognitive workflows for inverse problems using oil & gas production data. As Chief Data Scientist and AVP Data Science at Mobileum, he led development of voice and data fraud techniques using deep learning and travel prediction and campaign models over terabytes of CDR data. As CTO in a Revenue Optimization startup , he developed game theory, ML and optimization based novel approaches to pricing and revenue management for large Media & FMCG companies. As head of Yatra Labs, he led high impact disruptive projects on AI/ML including multi-lingual chatbot, Email Response bot, IVR Automation using AI, Revenue optimization for Flights and Hotels, SEM optimizations using Auto-bidding and Recommendation Systems. At SigmoidStar, he drives various training initiatives and consulting projects in AI and latest technologies including Blockchain as applied to various domains such as Ecommerce, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Advertising, Education and others.

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