Saurabh Jha


Saurabh Jha




Staff Research Scientist, AI & Observability


IBM Research - Yorktown Heights Yorktown Heights, NY USA


I am Saurabh Jha, a research staff member at IBM Research at Yorktown Heights, NY (since 2021). I received my Ph.D. in 2021 and MS in 2016 in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I received my B.Tech from VIT University. Before joining UIUC, I worked as a visiting scholar at NTU Singapore.

My current research interests include design and assessment of autonomous agents. I work at the intersection of Machine Learning (with a particular interest in causal and generative models) and Systems (focusing on dependability).

I have published papers in prestigious journals and conferences (such as VLDB, NSDI, SuperComputing, ICS, OSDI, ASPLOS, DSN, ISSRE, and ICML).

Awards and Honors

  • ISSRE 2022 Distinguished Industry Reviewer
  • ISSRE 2020 Best Research Paper CSL News
  • SC 2020 Best Paper and Best Student Paper Finalist
  • 2020 IBM PhD Fellowship CSL News
  • SAP Industry PhD scholarship (declined to attend UIUC)
  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Spring 2018, ECE/CS 498 Data Science
  • Best Poster CSLSC 2016
  • Best Student Award, Class of 2010-2014, VIT University
  • HPDC 2013 Best Poster Award

Recent Professional Service

  • PC Chair: 2022 DSN-DSML
  • PC: DSN 2023, IPDPS 2023, SoCC 2022, Cluster 2022, ISSRE 2022, NeurIPS 2022, ICML 2022, ICRA 2022, IROS 2022



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