Nirmit Desai

Overview

Nirmit Desai

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Title

Senior Manager, Edge Computing and Distributed Middleware

Location

IBM Research - Yorktown Heights Yorktown Heights, NY USA

Bio

Nirmit Desai leads Edge Computing research globally, spanning the full-stack edge computing capabilities from edge infrastructures and platforms to enabling data processing and AI at the edge. Nirmit is excited about the prospects of harnessing the collective power of the omnipresent edge devices. He likes to make sense of technology trends and ponder about the future of computing.

Previously, he led the team that created the technology undelying the Flu risk predictions,  Mesh Network Alerts, and Simulcastr.

Over the 15+ year industry research career at IBM, he has worked on distributed computing, services computing, multi-agent systems, and AI. His work has been recognized with several awards, e.g., NCSU CoE Dissertation Award, INFORMS Innovation in Analytics Award, Best paper award at IEEE SCC, and Outstanding Technical Accomplishment Awards at IBM. In 2017, he was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame of the Department of Computer Science at NCSU. 

Publications: See the DBLP listing or Google scholar.

Patents: See the Google patents page.

Publications

Patents