Event: Code Red Talk

Title: On A, B, and C of [Information] Technologies: A Tale of 3 ET's


Speaker: Dr. Gyana R Parija

Date: 17th March, 2018

Time: 11:30 onwards

Venue: Main Auditorium

More about the talk

We live in a world that can be best described as a “complex adaptive system”, which is a system in which a perfect understanding of the individual parts does not automatically convey a perfect understanding of the whole system's behavior. With an ever unorganized, accelerating, and disruptive advent and proliferation of various [information] technologies that have become [autonomous and adaptive] parts of a very indispensable social fabric holding our complex networked world, its evolving complexity is being dictated by a few usual suspects: A, B, and C. In this talk, we will go over these primary technologies [alphabets A, B, and C], and understand a few emerging trends, challenges and opportunities that are fast approaching the next-gen technologists of our future world.

About The Speaker


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.