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Ruchir Puri - Participant

Dr. Ruchir Puri is an IBM Fellow and Chief Architect of IBM Watson. He led Deep Learning and Machine Learning Platform Initiative at IBM Research and also led IBM's efforts in software-hardware acceleration for cognitive and analytic workloads and drove strategy for differentiated cognitive computing infrastructure. Dr. Puri is a Fellow of the IEEE, an ACM Distinguished Speaker, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, and was awarded 2014 Asian American Engineer of the Year. He has been a visiting faculty at Department of Computer Science, Stanford University, CA, and an adjunct professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, NY. He was honored with John Von-Neumann Chair at Institute of Discrete Mathematics at Bonn University, Germany. Ruchir is an inventor of over 50 United States patents and has authored over 120 publications and a book on Analytics. He has delivered lectures on a wide range of subjects from Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, and Singularity to Cognitive Systems and their design at leading academic conferences, industry forums, and Government panels. Ruchir is also very passionate about AI education among school children and has been evangelizing fun with Robotics and AI in community schools and underrepresented minorities. 





Chief Architect, IBM Watson