With 6000+ research citations, 50+ patents, 35+ peer-reviewed research publications, and the Outstanding PhD Thesis award from UIUC for his PhD thesis in machine learning, Ashu Garg is one of the world's experts in machine learning. As CEO and cofounder of Eightfold.ai, Garg is changing the HR industry by innovating talent acquisition and talent management through machine learning. Previously, Garg cofounded BloomReach, an open Java CMS and an AI-powered search and merchandising solution. He also spent time at Google and IBM on research teams. Garg is a coauthor of the book "What’s Next for You: The Eightfold Path to Transforming the Way We Hire and Manage Talent." Garg holds a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.