Prior to joining Ashoka, Dr.Ravi Kothari spent about 10 years as a tenured associate professor at the University of Cincinnati, and about 15 years in IBM Research. He was the first-ever Distinguished Engineer from India in IBM’s 100+ years history and held multiple positions at IBM including that of Chief Scientist and the Head of IBM’s Delhi Research Lab.
Dr. Kothari’s expertise lies in Neural Networks, Machine Learning, and other Data-Driven initiatives. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Pattern Analysis and Applications (Springer) as well as on the program committees of various conferences. He has been an IEEE Distinguished Visitor and was a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and the IBM Industry Academy. He was a recipient of the 2008 Gerstner Award (IBM’s highest team award), the Best of IBM award (IBM’s highest individual award), and is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.