I started my professional career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science (ECECS) at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (USA) where I later became a tenured Associate Professor and Director of the Artificial Neural Systems Laboratory. My work has mostly focused on pattern recognition, machine learning, self-organization, mathematical modeling, adaptation, and application of these technologies to various areas.
I joined IBM Research - India in 2002 where I first led the Adaptive and High Performance activities and then the IT Infrastructure Management activities. In the middle of 2009, I took an assignment to be the IBM Chief Architect of the Bharti Account (amongst other things, one of India's largest telecom providers). This has perhaps been one of the most challenging things I have done and I do have the satisfaction of having done academic research, industrial research, and a high profile client facing role.
Over the years, I have served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Pattern Analysis and Applications (Springer) as well as on the program committees of various conferences. I am also a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and a recepient of the 2008 Gerstner Award for Client Excellence.
Selected Publications (of about 100)
Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks, ... Related
Jayadeva, S. Shah, A. Bhaya, R. Kothari, and S. Chandra, "Ants find the Shortest Path: A Mathematical Proof," Journal of Swarm Intelligence, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 43-62, 2013.
S. Shah, R. Kothari, Jayadeva, and S. Chandra, "Trail Formation in Ants: A Generalized Polya Urn Process," Journal of Swarm Intelligence, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.145-171, 2010.
B. Chandra, R. Kothari, and P. Paul, "A New Node Splitting Measure for Decision Tree Construction," Pattern Recognition, Vol. 43, No. 8, pp. 2725-2731, 2010.
Y. Li, M. Dong, and R. Kothari, "Classifiability Based Omnivariate Decision Trees," IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 1547-1560, 2005.
J. Basak and R. Kothari, "A Classification Paradigm for Distributed Vertically Partitioned Data," Neural Computation, Vol. 16, No. 7, pp. 1525-1544, 2004.
R. Kothari, and V. Jain, "Learning from Labeled and Unlabeled Data Using a Minimal Number of Queries," IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 2003.
M. Dong, and R. Kothari, "Feature Subset Selection Using a New Definition of Classifiability," Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 24, pp. 1215-1225, 2003.
M. Dong, and R. Kothari, "Look-Ahead Based Fuzzy Decision Tree Induction," IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 461-468, 2001.
R. Lotlikar, and R. Kothari, "Bayes Optimality Motivated Linear and Multi-Layered Perceptron Based Dimensionality Reduction," IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 452-463, 2000.
R. Lotlikar, and R. Kothari, "Fractional-Step Dimensionality Reduction," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp. 623-627, 2000.
R. Lotlikar, and R. Kothari, "Adaptive Linear Dimensionality Reduction for Classification," Pattern Recognition, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 185-194, 2000.
R. Kothari, and D. Pitts, "On Finding The Number of Clusters," Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 405-416, 1999.
T. Balachander, and R. Kothari, "Introducing Locality and Softness in Subspace Classification," Pattern Analysis and Applications, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 53-58, 1999.
R. Kothari, and S. Islam, "Spatial Characterization of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture Data Using Self Organizing Feature Maps," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 1162-1165, 1999.
H. Cualing, R. Kothari, and T. Balachander, "Immunophenotypic Diagnosis of Acute Leukemia by using Decision Tree Induction" Lab. Investigation: Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Vol. 79, No. 2, pp. 205-212, 1999.
K. Agyepong, and R. Kothari, "Controlling Hidden Layer Capacity through Lateral Connections,'' Neural Computation, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 1381-1402, 1997.
R. Kothari, R. Lotlikar, and M. Cahay, "State Dependent Weights for Neural Associative Memories," Neural Computation, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 59-71, 1998.
R. Kothari, and D. Ensley, "A Function Approximation Framework for ROI Determination in SAR Images," Optical Engineering, Vol. 37, No. 10, pp. 2817-2825, 1998.
R. Kothari, and R. Lotlikar, "Effect of Pruning Small Weights in Correlation Associative Memories," Proc. IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, pp. 1183-1187, 1997.
R. Kothari, and J. Mitchell, "Detection of Eye Locations in Unconstrained Visual Images," Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Vol. III, pp. 519-522, 1996.
R. Kothari, H. Cualing, and T. Balachander, "Neural
Network Analysis of Flow Cytometry Immunophenotype Data,''
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 43, No. 8, pp. 803-810, 1996.
IT Infrastructure Related
G. Dasgupta, A. Sharma, A. Verma, A. Neogi, R. Kothari, "Workload Management for Power Efficiency in Virtualized Data Centers,'' Communications of the ACM, 2010.
A. Verma, G. Dasgupta, T. Nayak, P. De, and R. Kothari, "Server Workload Analysis for Power Minimization using Consolidation," 2009 Usenix Annual Technical Conference, 2009.