Shiva Kumar H R

Bluemix Solution Architect, Bangalore

Shiva Kumar, H. R. received the B.E. degree in Computer Science from R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore in 2003. Since then he has been working with IBM India Software Labs on various technologies like compiler development, JavaEE server development, MobileFirst server development, Bluemix and Watson. His work on open source JavaEE server - Apache Geronimo earned him the coveted Committer status in Apache Geronimo in 2007. The impact of his work with IBM clients fetched him the IBM Client Value Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in 2016. In parallel, he is pursuing his Ph.D. from Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. As part of his research work, he has developed high performance optical character recognition (OCR) and Text to Speech (TTS) systems for Kannada and Tamil languages. The impact of these systems in making printed Kannada/Tamil books accessible to blind students won him awards at national level (Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award 2015) and South Asia level (Manthan Award 2014 and 2015).

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