Dr. Asharaf S is a computer engineer/scientist with extensive exposure in algorithms for machine learning. In addition to his current role as a Professor at IIITM-K/DUK, he also serves as a visiting faculty for MDP programs at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode and as a Mentor in Kerala Startup Mission. He received his PhD and Master of Engineering degrees in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He graduated in Computer Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology. After B.Tech, he has worked as a lecturer at T.K.M. College of Engineering, Kollam, and after PhD he has worked as a Research Scientist at America Online (AOL) R&D Labs and as an Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. He is a recipient of IBM outstanding PhD student award 2006, IBM Shared University Research Grant 2015, IBM Open Science Collaboration Programme Grant 2017, and DBT/BIRAC/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Research Grant under Grand Challenges India program in 2019. He has published three books and more than 50 research papers in international journals and conferences. He served as the founding professor-in-charge of Maker Village Cochin (https://makervillage.in/people.php) and currently serves as the Professor-in-Charge of Kerala Blockchain Academy(https://kba.ai/team/). His areas of interest include technologies and business models related to data engineering, machine learning, information retrieval and blockchains.
His research publications can be accessed at Google Scholar.
His personal profile may be accessed at https://in.linkedin.com/in/asharafs.