Sriganesh "Sri-G" Madhvanath is currently Director, Applied Research, Merchandising and Advertising, at eBay Inc. He leads applied research and development in e-commerce recommender systems spanning recommendation algorithms and user experiences. His current research interests are mainly in the areas of Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Other interests include human computer interaction, user experience design, and product and service innovation.
Prior to eBay, he led research and product development in a number of areas including data science, pen computing, multimodal interfaces and human computation, at IBM Almaden Research Center, Narus Inc, HP Labs, Xerox PARC/Webster Research Center and Conduent Labs.
He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UB CSE, and a B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Bombay, India. He is the author of 80+ publications, 40+ pending and granted patents, and one W3C standard (InkML).
Sri-G is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, IEEE Senior Member, IAPR Life Member, and founding member of HCI India. He is the recipient of awards from the Wall Street Journal, NASSCOM and the Digital Empowerment Foundation for his contributions to novel technologies and product concepts relevant to emerging markets.
PhD Computer Science, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1997