Varun Bhagwan

Varun holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Florida, Gainesville, and is currently pursuing a part-time PhD at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He works with Professor Carlos Maltzahn.

Varun Bhagwan is an engineer and researcher at the IBM Almaden Research Center located in San Jose, California. His interests lie in the field of text analytics, data mining, machine learning/AI, internet technologies, and services science. Since joining IBM research in 2001, Varun has worked at multiple levels of a large scale text mining project, ranging from cluster management, to indexing a multi-billion page corpus, to crawling the internet. He is currently a member of the Almaden Services Research (ASR) department.


  • Varun Bhagwan, Tyrone Grandison, and Carlos Maltzahn, “Recommendation-based De-Identification | A Practical Systems Approach towards De-identification of Unstructured Text in Healthcare,” in IEEE 2012 Services Workshop on Security and Privacy Engineering (SPE2012), Honolulu, HI, 2012.