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Sumit Gulwani
Founder and Leader of the PROSE Research and Engineering Team
Microsoft
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Sumit Gulwani is a computer scientist seeking connections: between ideas, between research & practice, and with people with various roles. He is the inventor of many intent-understanding, programming-by-example, and programming-by-natural-language technologies including the popular Flash Fill feature in Excel used by hundreds of millions of people. He founded and currently leads the PROSE research and engineering team at Microsoft that develops APIs for program synthesis and incorporates them into various products. He has published 120+ peer-reviewed papers in top-tier conferences and journals across multiple computer science areas, delivered 45+ keynotes and invited talks at various forums, and authored 50+ patent applications (granted and pending). He was awarded the ACM SIGPLAN Robin Milner Young Researcher Award in 2014 for his pioneering contributions to end-user programming and intelligent tutoring systems. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from UC-Berkeley, and was awarded the ACM SIGPLAN Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. He obtained his BTech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kanpur, and was awarded the President’s Gold Medal.