Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA
Kush R. Varshney was born in Syracuse, NY in 1982. He received the B.S. degree (magna cum laude) in electrical and computer engineering with honors from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 2004. He received the S.M. degree in 2006 and the Ph.D. degree in 2010, both in electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge.
He is a research staff member in the Mathematical Sciences and Analytics Department at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. While at MIT, he was a research assistant with the Stochastic Systems Group in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. He has been a data ambassador working with GiveDirectly under the auspices of DataKind, Brooklyn, NY, a visiting student at Laboratoire de Mathématiques Appliquées aux Systèmes, École Centrale, Paris, and an intern at the Systems and Decision Sciences Section, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, at Sun Microsystems, Burlington, MA, and at Sensis Corporation, DeWitt, NY. His research interests include statistical signal processing, machine learning, and image processing.
Dr. Varshney is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, IEEE, and ACM.