Nitish Shirish Keskar is a senior research scientist at Salesforce Research. His publications include work on language modeling, machine translation, distributed optimization, speech recognition, and the effect of batch sizes on the generalization ability of deep networks. Previously, Nitish interned at IBM Research and Intel. During his Ph.D., he focused on problems in mathematical optimization, specifically those with stochasticity and nonlinearity. He received his BA in mechanical engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute in Mumbai, India and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.