Dr. Parag Agrawal
B.Tech., 2005, Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Parag Agrawal is the Chief Technical Officer at Twitter Inc. in California. He obtained his B.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2005 and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2011.

At Twitter Inc., Dr. Agrawal is responsible for Twitter’s technical strategy and overseeing machine learning and AI across the company. Since joining Twitter in 2011, he has led efforts on scaling Twitter Ads systems, as well as re-accelerating user growth by improving home timeline relevance. Prior to joining Twitter, Dr. Agrawal did research in large-scale data management with collaborators at Microsoft Research, Yahoo! Research, and AT&T Labs.

Special Memories

“Working with friends to build shared storage and streaming services over the Hostel intranet and spending time near Vihar Lake behind Hostel 4 with close friends”.