Dr. Payel Das

Trustworthy AI Generative Modeling Lead

Payel Das is a Principal Research Staff Member and a manager at IBM Research AI, IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center. She is also an adjunct associate professor at the department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics (APAM), Columbia University. Das received her Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Chemistry at Rice University, Houston and has been a visiting fellow at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA, a visiting student at Princeton University, and a summer intern at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. Her research includes developing theory and methods at the intersection of statistical physics and machine learning, with the goal of advancing and accelerating scientific discoveries in chemistry, biology, and neuroscience.Das has co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications and several patent disclosures, given dozens of invited talks at several university colloquiums, department seminars, top rated conferences, and workshops. She served as the editorial advisory board member of the ACS Central Science journal. Das is the recipient of IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (the highest technical award at IBM), two IBM Research Division Awards, one IBM Eminence and Excellence Award, and four IBM Invention Plateau Awards.