Vaibhava Goel

VP Research

Vaibhava Goel is an accomplished researcher and scientific leader with more than 20 year’s experience in artificial intelligence and Human Language Technologies.  Prior to Pryon, Vaibhava served as the Chief Science Officer of an investment management startup firm that aimed to bring power of artificial intelligence and deep learning to creation of completely autonomous investment strategies.

Previously, Vaibhava headed IBM Watson Group’s efforts in Multimodal Artificial Intelligence. In this capacity he led creation of IBM’s Speech Service business and his group’s research efforts produced world’s best published benchmark results on tasks such as Image Captioning and Retrieval, and played a key role in IBM’s human-level Speech Recognition performance.

Over a 16 year career at IBM, Vaibhava held leadership and management positions within the IBM Research and Watson divisions, making pivotal contributions to the firm’s technology and large business deals. He holds IBM Research Principle Research Staff Member distinction and has won several awards for his technical and management contributions.

Vaibhava earned a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore where he was a recipient of the Abel Woman Fellowship, and a B. Tech. degree Summa Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

Vaibhava is a senior member of IEEE, member of ISCA and NY Academy of Sciences. He holds over 100 publications and patents in the fields of voice recognition, computer vision, and machine learning.


Frans Hals’s “Portrait of Paulus van Beresteyn” painted circa 1619-1620. (Public domain)