Kamal Jain
Kamal Jain
Director of Research
Kamal is a scientist interested in the interface of technology and business innovation. He earned his doctorate from Georgia Tech in 2000 in areas consisting of computer science, mathematics, and operation research. He is well known in both academic community and technology industry. He has published 75+ research papers in top notch conferences and journals. One of his papers inspired a book on iterative methods in algorithms. He has also published 100+ patents, a third of which have already been granted. He enjoys mentoring. He has mentored dozens of PhD students, most of whom are now at top universities and companies.

Kamal, together with his wife and daughter, is a Seattle area resident since 2000. He spent 11+ years with Microsoft before he moved to eBay in 2011. At Microsoft he was involved in strategic research, such as search loyalty program and music business models. His timely research helped Microsoft to develop an alternate strategy than buying Yahoo entirely, thereby saving a fortune. His research work also inspired Microsoft's research center in Boston area. At eBay he tries to develop new insights on commerce from foundational perspective.

Kamal is also an Affiliated Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington and a Charter Member of TIE at its Seattle chapter.