Bhavna Agrawal, a leading researcher at IBM, is bringing education and artificial intelligence technology together to help solve various problems in elementary and higher education. Some of her latest work involved working with automatic recognition of children’s speech, and with the understanding natural language text to suggest career choices for students in high school and colleges. Her current interests are in applications of artificial intelligence, including natural language understanding to newer fields.
Before joining the artificial intelligence research groups, she has done work in compliance automation, and circuit design automation. Agrawal is the author of a number of patents and peer-reviewed publications, and holds a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.