Harshad Khadilkar is a scientist with the research division of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd and leads the Intelligent Data Driven Decisions team. The focus of his group is on improving the efficiency of industrial operations, with current emphasis on the use of AI techniques such as reinforcement learning. The application domains are wide-ranging, from transportation systems such as railways and airlines to supply chain operations, port operations, and decision-making in robotics.

Before moving to TCS, Harshad was with the smart energy solutions group in IBM Research. He holds a bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Bombay (2009), and an SM (2011) and Ph.D. (2013) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He is also a visiting faculty at IIT Bombay and an associate researcher at the Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and AI, IIT Madras.