Petros Zerfos, Research Staff Member and Manager - Next Generation Applications group at IBM
Dr. Zerfos is Research Staff Member and Manager of the Next Generation Applications group at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He received his PhD (2005) and MSc (2002) in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his B.Eng. from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1999. His research interests primarily lie in the areas of cognitive analytics services in the cloud, cloud computing, and predictive analytics for cloud service management. He has (co-) authored more than 50 papers published in technical journals and international conferences and filed more than 30 patents (13 granted to date), while technology that he has developed with his team in the above areas has been commercialized in products by the IBM Analytics and IBM Cloud business units. Recently, Dr. Zerfos and his team developed and commercialized regulatory compliance analytics technology that uses natural language processing and machine learning to help automate the analysis of regulatory documents for compliance purposes.