Faisal Chowdhury


Faisal Chowdhury


Senior Software Engineer


IBM Research - Yorktown Heights Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Brief summary of work history in IBM

✦ Joined IBM in 2013

  • Currently, member of the Knowledge Induction group in IBM Research AI
  • Previously, a member of the DeepQA team (2013-2015) and the Watson division (2015-2016)

✦ Various awards:

  • Multiple IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement (OTA) Award in 2019, 2021
  • IBM Technical Collaboration Achievement Program (TCAP) Award in 2022
  • IBM Outstanding Research Accomplishment in 2020 (joitly with project members)
  • Multiple IBM Research Accomplishments recognition in 2019, 2020 (joitly with project members)
  • Winner of IBM Research AI Grand Challenge Proposal competition in 2016 (joitly with project members)

Before IBM

✦ Education:

✦ Previous research experience in top European research labs (2008-2013)

✦ Worked as a Project Lead and Senior Software Engineer between 2005 and 2007 in various software companies (2005-2007)

Other notes

✦ Publications in top tier AI / NLP / Bioinformatics conferences and journals, e.g. AAAI, ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, EACL, COLING, Journal of Biomedical Informatics (Publisher: Elsevier), Journal of Biomedical Semantics (Publisher: BMC), etc

✦ Best paper award from International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) in the category 'Knowledge Representation and Management' in 2014

✦ Winner (i.e. top ranked systems) in various international academic shared tasks (i.e. research challenges such as SemEval (Semantic Evaluation), *SEM Shared task, CLEF Evaluation, DDIExtraction Challenge, CALBC Challenge, EVALITA) for relation extraction, named entity recogniton, sentiment analysis, negation scope detection, etc (2010-2013)

✦ Other activities / service:

  • Scientific expert in research grant evaluation panel of French National Research Agency (ANR) and European Commission (EC)
  • Reviewer for Journals - Bioinformatics (Oxford University Press), and Journal of Biomedical Informatics (Elsevier)
  • Program committee member for top AI / NLP conferences, including - AAAI, ACL, IJCAI, EMNLP, NAACL, COLING



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Lisa Amini

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