Seshashayee (Sesh) Murthy

Strategic Research Initiatives Specialist

HDSI 251 | Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm | Onsite: M, Tu, W, Th | Remote: F

Sesh has built and nurtured successful businesses in AI, security, automated IT operations, & migrating customers to the cloud.

Sesh was a Research Staff Member AI group, IBM T. J. Watson Research center where he built and deployed AI systems using multi-agent architectures directed by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). These systems were fielded at multiple paper and steel mills to improve productivity, reduce tardiness, and improve quality.

Sesh co-founded Cloud Raxak, a leading edge company to automate security operations. Cloud Raxak customers include the largest payment processor in the world.

Sesh was the dean of computer science and software engineering at the Western Governors University. Prior to this Sesh held several roles as Vice President at IBM Global Services. He was responsible for IBM  Cloud Managed Services, and for the first version of the IBM cloud. He helped several large customers move securely to the cloud. Prior to this Sesh was an executive in the IBM Software Group. 

Sesh holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS from Ohio State University, and a B. Tech from IIT Kanpur.

Sesh holds over 20 patents, is published extensively, and was a winner of the AAAI best paper award and the Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice from INFORMS.

Sesh enjoys mentoring underprivileged kids through YPIE