Praveen Jayachandran


Praveen Jayachandran


Senior Technical Staff Member & Senior Manager, AI and Multi-Cloud Platform, Master Inventor


IBM Research - India Bengaluru, India


I currently lead a team of researchers working on AI and multi-cloud platform. The team works on various aspects ranging from data preparation and automation, model customization techniques, platform and middleware tools, observability and compliance.

In my previous stint, I led work on telecom, 5G and edge computing, with a focus on aspects of observability, intelligent operations and management of network functions and enterprise workloads running as containers on Kubernetes. I made significant contributions to IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh, helping shape the product from inception. Prior to this, I lead a team of researchers in the Blockchain and Smart Contracts Group at IBM Research - India. Our efforts were focussed on developing first-of-a-kind enterprise-grade blockchain solution networks (TradeLens) reimagining industry use cases in a blockchain world, contributing core platform capabilities to Hyperledger Fabric, blockchain interoperability and other value added services. Prior to that I was a part of the Cloud Computing Research Group.

I co-taught an online blockchain course together with Prof. Sandip Chakraborty on the NPTEL platform for 3 semesters in 2018-19. The course had over 50000 registrants over the three editions and was covered in the press.

I obtained my PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in September 2010, advised by Prof. Tarek Abdelzaher. My PhD thesis was on Feasible Region Calculus, a fundamental theoretical analysis of timing issues in distributed systems. I received my B.Tech and M.Tech degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, in Computer Science and Engineering.

I have over 25 publications in peer-reviewed conferences and journals and over 50 patents filed. I am a senior member of the IEEE.

Notable Awards and Distinctions:

  • Best of IBM, 2017
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in 2018 for for architecting and leading the development of Tradelens solution on Blockchain
  • IBM Master Inventor 2016-2019, 2019-2022, 2022-2025 (3 year terms)
  • Inducted into IBM Academy of Technology in 2017
  • Selected as an ACM India Eminent Speaker, 2015-17
  • Received Best Paper Award at the Euromicro Conference on Real-Time systems, July 2009
  • Received Best Student Paper Award at the Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, July 2007

Projects that I have led or co-led have been in the press:



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