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Twitter appoints IIT-Bombay alumnus Parag Agrawal as new CTO

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has appointed Parag Agrawal, an alumnus of (IIT-B), as its Chief Technology Officer, according to an update at the site.

He takes the position most recently held by Adam Messinger, who left in late 2016, reported late on Thursday.

The appointment of Agrawal, who completed his PhD in computer science from in 2011, was announced internally in October 2017.

Agrawal joined in October 2011 as an ads engineer, and he most recently held the title of Distinguished Engineer.

Before joining Twitter, he did research internships at AT&T, and

His contributions at include leading efforts to increase the relevance of tweets in Twitter users' timelines using (AI).

AI also helps Twitter in preventing abuse on the

"In his capacity as CTO, he's focused on scaling a cohesive and AI approach across our consumer and and infrastructure teams," a Twitter told

Twitter also announced this week that it indends to hire a in an attemept to "increase the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation" on its platform.



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 11:12 IST