Parija comes with over 20 years of experience in the field of technology and research. In his current role, he leads a team of researchers in developing innovative cognitive technologies for IBM's services and solutions offerings as well as addressing the unique issues faced by customers in the region. Parija has been on the current role since September 2007, prior to which he was a Research Staff Member in the Mathematical Sciences department at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, New York, where he managed several business analytics and optimization projects centering around business decision-making under uncertainty. Dr. Parija joined IBM in 1994 after obtaining a doctorate in Industrial Engineering (with a specialization in Operations Research) from the Texas A&M University. Over the course of his research career, he has worked on several applied areas including production capacity planning, asset-liability management, corporate learning resources management, infrastructure lease structuring, strategic budgeting for disaster management resources, and most recently, cognitive talent (and skills) management. Parija has been very active in the academic research community. He has more than 50 journal/conference papers, and over 15 US patents granted.
2007- present Manager, Analytics & Optimization Research, IBM Research - India
1994- 2007 Research Staff Member, IBM Research - USA
1994- 1994 Post-doctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University
1994 Ph.D., Industrial Engineering (Operations Research), Texas A&M University
5 SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
• Pimplikar, R., Garg, D., Bharani, D., and Parija, G.R. Learning to Propagate Rare Labels. In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). 2014
• Kumar, A., Singh, S., Gupta, P., and Parija, G.R. Near-optimal nonmyopic contact center planning using dual decomposition. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), 2014.
• Mehta, S., Chafle, G., Parija, G.R., and Kedia, V. A System for Providing Differentiated QoS in Retail Banking. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2011.
• Dhesi, A., Gupta, P., Kumar, A., Parija, G.R., and Roy, S. Contact Center Scheduling with Strict Resource Requirements. In Proceedings of Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (IPCO), 2011.
• Chakravarthy, V., Kumar, A., Parija, G.R., Roy, S., and Sabharwal. Y.. Minimum Cost Resource Allocation for Meeting Job Requirements, In Proceedings of the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), 2011.
HONORS and AWARDS
Best of IBM (2016)
IBM - Eighth Invention Plateau Award (2015)
Texas A&M University - Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant (1994)
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