Dr. Saurabh Tiwary is a vice president and distinguished engineer at Microsoft.
He leads Project Turing which is a deep learning initiative at Microsoft that he founded in 2015 from scratch—literally setting up the first significant batch of GPUs—and is now building some of the largest language models in the world. Deep learning models from his team are today serving hundreds of millions of users. His current focus is on scaling deep learning efforts at Microsoft to improve various products, including Bing, Microsoft 365, Teams, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint. His goal is to help drive the development of large-scale training, state of the art models for natural language processing and computer vision, and efficient inferencing across different hardware choices (including CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and custom ASICs).
Saurabh has previously worked at Cadence Research Labs and Google. At Google, he worked on PageRank, synonyms, and intent detection for webpages as part of the search quality team. He also incubated a project which graduated to become Google Cloud Talent Solution. He has a bachelor’s degree from IIT Kanpur. He obtained his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.