Saurabh Jha
Staff Research Scientist and Product Focal for Instana
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

05-129, Building 801, 1101 Kitchawan Rd
YorkTown Heights, NY 10598

  • About Me

    Saurabh Jha is a staff research scientist at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, NY, a position he has held since 2021. In 2024, he was appointed as the product focal for Instana, facilitating strategic collaboration between IBM Research and IBM Instana. He earned his Ph.D. in 2021 and his M.S. in Computer Science in 2016 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), following his B.Tech from VIT University. Before joining UIUC, he was a visiting scholar at NTU Singapore and he has previously worked with IBM, NVIDIA Research, and Microsoft Research as an intern or consultant.

    Saurabh’s expertise lies at the intersection of Machine Learning and Systems. His research has contributed to the integration of several innovative features into products deployed at scale. Most notably, his work has significantly enhanced the analytics capabilities of IBM Instana and Turbonomic, improving the resilience and performance of IT applications. Additionally, his work contributed to the improved resilience of Nvidia’s DriveAGX platform for self-driving cars. He is currently focused on developing orchestration frameworks for multi-modal AI inference systems and multi-agent systems to create breakthrough applications such as SREagent.

    Saurabh has received numerous accolades, including the IBM Tech Award in 2024, the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship (2020-2021), the SAP Industry Ph.D. Scholarship (2014), and the VIT University Best Outgoing Student Award (2014). His work has earned best paper awards and honorable mentions at prestigious conferences such as ACM/IEEE SC 2020, IEEE ISSRE 2020, and ACM HPDC 2013.

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