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Master Inventor and Research Staff Member
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, 10598


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM  |  IEEE


Ashish Kundu is a Master Inventor, and  Research Scientist in  Security Research at the IBM T J Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York.

Dr. Kundu received my Ph.D. from Computer Science at Purdue University in 2010 and then he joined T J Watson. He has been affiliated with CERIAS. Dr. Kundu is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a member of ACM. 

Research & Technical Interests: Dr. Kundu's research interests are  in Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Regulatory Compliance: "How to deliver holistic end-to-end security and compliance by weaving the fabrics of security, compliance and privacy with data, users and system together in an intelligent and cognitive manner". The domains he is particularly interested are cloud, mobile/IoT, and regulatory computing environments.

Publications and Patents:

  • 25+ papers in peer-reviewed conferences and journals.
  • 100+ patents filed, 50+ granted, several more in the works to be filed.

Some of his primary contributions to the scientific community are the development of  leakage-free redactable signatures, discovery of security issues in programming languages, such as buffer overflows due to vulnerabilities in the “placement new” expression in C++, development of several cloud security and compliance techniques. During his research work, Ashish has established the areas of "privacy-preserving digital signatures, and data integrity techniques".


  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Internet Computing Special Issue on Healthcare Informatics and Privacy
  • PC member: IEEE Cloud'17, EDGE'17
    • [past conferences: CIKM'16, CLOUD'16, ICDCS'14, CODASPY'14, and many others...]

Awards & Honors:

  • Competent Communicator, Toastmasters International, 2016
  • Star Alumnus, NIT Rourkela (Alumni Association), 2015
  • IBM Master Inventor, IBM Research, 2014 [Purdue story]
  • CERIAS Diamond Award, Purdue University,  2011
  • Top Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Science, Purdue University,  2011
  • Best research poster (second), Annual CERIAS Symposium,  2008
  • Best research poster (second), Annual CERIAS Symposium,  2007
  • Best Student Paper, IEEE Enterprise Computing Conference,  2006
  • Best research poster (third), Annual CERIAS Symposium,  2006
  • Bravo award, IBM Research,  2003
  • Honors in Bachelor of Engineering, NIT Rourkela, 1998
  • National Merit Scholarship of India, 1991 - 1998


"The final reward for any researcher is to see his or her lifetime of work extend beyond academia and laboratories, into the mainstream of our global society where it can breathe hope into the world. " -- Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Nobel Banquet Speech, 2010.