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India Research Laboratory, Bangalore, India



Krishna Kummamuru is a senior researcher at IBM Research – India. He is currently working on building technologies to deliver services to populations in emerging markets based on Spoken Web technology. He is co-leading the development of Smarter Employability Platform in collaboration with Karnataka government.

Before this role, he led Research Collaboratory for Service Science (CoSS) at ISB, Hyderabad. The collaboratory is an extension of IBM Research - India with a focus on Service Science and has been jointly established by IBM Research - India and ISB. The main aim of CoSS is to identify and solve research problems with highly multi-disciplinary in nature needing perspectives from various managment disciplines. On behalf of the Indian Chapter of SRII , he has started the International Conference on Services in Emerging Marktes (ICSEM) and lead the conference in 2011 and 2010 .

He had also lead a group on Services Information Management and Analytics (SIMA) at IBM Research - India, Bangalore. The group worked extensively on various research problems addressing Knowledge Management issues in typical IT Service Delivery centers. He has actively contributed to several IBM Research Accomplishments . Prior to joining services research group, he has worked on research projects involving optimization, text mining and data mining. He joined IBM Research - India immediately after graduating in 1998. His research interests are Service Science, Machine learning and Data mining.


Ph.D. - Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India - Aug. 1999. Topic: Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithms for Supervised and Unsupervised Learning

M.E. - Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India - July 1993. Topic: Cellular Learning Automata: A Stochastic Model for Adaptive Controllers. Awarded Hay Medal for being the topper.

B.Sc. - Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India - May 1989.

MicroMBA – 2 semester part-time course on Corporate Finance and Marketing Strategy taught by professors from New York University and Columbia Business School. Sponsored by IBM – Nov. 2004.

Research Interests

Service Science, Data Mining and Machine Learning