Dr Dinesh Garg

Senior Researcher, IBM India Research Lab, Bangalore, India


Areas of Interest:

Large Scale Optimization, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Analytics, Game Theory, Auctions Theory, Mechanism Design, Social Networks and Network Analytics .

Specialization:

Large Scale Optimization, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Analytics, Game Theory, Auctions Theory, Mechanism Design, Social Networks and Network Analytics

Consultancy Areas:

Large Scale Optimization, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Analytics, Game Theory, Auctions Theory, Mechanism Design, Social Networks and Network Analytics .

 

Sector Associated With:

Industry

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

In the field of artificial intelligence, the last decade has seen a phenomenal research growth around interplay between computer science (machine learning, data mining, algorithms, and optimization), and social sciences (microeconomics, game theory, auctions, mechanism design, and social networks). The signature characteristics of these applications include presence of multiple users, each having a partial view of the system, each behaving in an autonomous manner to maximize self-utility, and finally, inherent uncertainty about the ambient environment that needs to be learned from the historical data. To design, analyze, and control such complex intelligent systems, we need efficient learning algorithms that can solve the underlying decision problems.

Dinesh's research contributions have been a consistent attempt to identify and bridge the aforementioned research gap. Specifically, Dinesh's work has addressed several important decision making problems in the context of computational advertising, crowdsourcing, supply chain networks, and telecom networks, by synthesizing techniques from machine learning, data mining, optimization, game theory, and mechanism design. At a high level, Dinesh's work can be grouped into two categories – one, where agents are rational but non-strategic [1, 2, 3, 4] and the second, where we agents are strategic as well [5, 6, 7, 8]. Any problem in the first category often gets mapped to a learning and/or optimization problem, whereas, the second category of problems involves game theoretic aspects in conjunction with learning and optimization. Dinesh's work spans across designing algorithms for both of these two categories of the problems..

Professional Experience:

  • Senior Researcher, IBM India Research Lab, Bangalore May 2015 – Till Now
  • Researcher, IBM India Research Lab, Bangalore March 2011 – April 2015
  • Scientist, Yahoo! Labs, Bangalore Jan 2009 – March 2011
  • Research Staff Member, IBM India Research Lab, Bangalore July 2006 – Jan 2009
  • Summer Intern, Microsoft Research Lab, Redmond, USA May- Aug 2005
  • Visiting Student, School of TCS, TIFR, Mumbai June – July 2004
  • Summer Intern, MSR Lab, GM R&D, Warren, MI, USA March - April 2003.

Keywords:

Optimization, game theory, mechanism design, machine learning, supply chains, networks, social networks, auctions, approximation algorithm, online, data, analytics, mining .

 

Contact Information

Office

IBM India Research Lab,
G2 Block, 8th Floor, Manyata Business Park,
Nagwara Outer Ring Road,
Bangalore – 560045, India
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Cell: +91-9343866653

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Education

  • Ph.D., Dept. of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, May 2002 – June 2006, Dissertation: Design of Innovative Mechanisms for Contemporary Game Theoretic Problems in Electronic Commerce
  • M.Sc. (Engineering), Dept. of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, August 2000 – May 2002, Dissertation: Design of Six Sigma Supply Chains
  • B.E. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering, Government Engineering College, Kota, Rajasthan, India, August 1996 – July 2000,

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

      Academic

  • Alumni Medal for the Best Ph.D. thesis in the Dept. of Computer Science and
    Automation, IISc, 2008.
  • Prof. F.N. Mowdawala Medal for the Best M.Sc. (Engg.) thesis in the Division of Electrical Sciences, IISc, 2003.
  • Rajasthan University Gold Medal for University First Rank in B.E, 2000.
  • Scholarship from S. J. Jindal Trust, New Delhi for outstanding academic performance in undergraduate studies (1997-1999).
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  • Certificate of Merit under National Scholarship Scheme from MHRD, Govt. of INDIA for academic excellence in XII (1995) and X (1993) standard exams.

    Professional
  • IEEE Senior Member, 2016
  • ACM India Eminent Speaker, 2015
  • Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Young Engineer Award in Interdisciplinary Engineering and Technology, 2007.

    Best Papers/Presentations
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  • The IEEE-TASE Best New Application Paper Award for paper: D. Garg, Y. Narahari, and N. Viswanadham, Design of Six Sigma Supply Chains", IEEE-TASE, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004, pp. 38-57.
  • The IEEE-TASE Best New Application Paper Award for the paper: Dinesh Garg and Y. Narahari, Mechanism Design for Single Leader Stackelberg Problems and Application to Procurement Auction Design", IEEE-TASE, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2008, pp. 377-393.
  • Infosys Trophy for the best paper: Dinesh Garg, and Y. Narahari, Design of Six Sigma Supply Chains", presented at COSMAR, Dept. of Management Studies, IISc, 2002.
  • Best Presentation Award for Perspective Seminar Series, CSA, IISc, 2003.
  • Second Best Paper Presentation Award for: Dinesh Garg and Y. Narahari, A Theory of Mechanism design for Stackelberg Problems with Selfish Agents", IRISS, IIT Kanpur, April, 2005.

    Industry
  • IBM University Relations Award 2014, 2015
  • IBM Research Outstanding Technical Accomplishment Award (OTAA), 2014.
  • IBM Research 3rd Plateau Award, 2012
  • IBM Research Division Award (RDA), 2007.
  • IBM Bravo Award for contributing to IBM CEO Mile Stone Project, 2006.
  • IBM India Research Lab Ph.D. Fellowship, 2006.

    Editorial Boards and Program Committees
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (TASE), since January 2012.
  • Associate Editor, Sadhana - An Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences by Indian Academy of Sciences, since January 2014.
  • Program committee member - IJCAI [2015,16], CIKM [2014,15], ECML-PKDD [2015,16].

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated X: Interdisciplinary Engineering and Special Fields


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2007


Year of Birth: 1977