An expert in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, Apoorv is dedicated to understanding and improving how humans and machines benefit from working together. In 2014, he was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps program, which allowed him to lay the foundation for Text IQ. Prior to Text IQ, Apoorv received the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship award in recognition of his work as first author on two separate patents for IBM’s Watson. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University, and received the Andrew P. Kosoresow Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in teaching. Apoorv has published more than 30 academic papers in ML and NLP. His work, which focuses on sentiment analysis, relation extraction, text summarization, and automated Q&A, has received more than 1000 citations across the international research community. Beyond academia, Apoorv has been cited by American Banker, WIRED, Popular Science, New Scientist, and Science Magazine, among others. With Text IQ, he aspires to harness and channel the complementary strengths of humans and machines towards solving high-stakes enterprise data problems.