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Saurabh Tiwary

Corporate Vice President & Technical Fellow, Microsoft Turing

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Saurabh Tiwary is Corporate Vice President & Technical Fellow at Microsoft. He leads Microsoft 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) to building some of the largest language models in the world. Deep learning models from his team are today serving 100s of millions of users. His current focus is on scaling deep learning efforts at Microsoft to improve various products (Bing, M365, Outlook, Word, Teams, PowerPoint, etc.) by helping drive development of

  1. large scale training,
  2. state of the art models for NLP and computer vision, and
  3. efficient inferencing across different hardware choices — CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs and custom ASICs.

He has previously worked at Cadence Research Labs and Google. At Google, he worked on pagerank, synonyms, and intent detection for web pages as part of the search quality team. He also incubated a project which graduated as Google Cloud Talent Solution. He has a Bachelors degree from IIT Kanpur. He obtained his Masters and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.