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IBM Research Colloquia

IBM Client Center Madrid, 9 de octubre de 2012

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IBM Research Colloquia

IBM Client Center Madrid: científicos de IBM avanzan las innovaciones tecnológicas que adoptarán las empresas en los próximos diez años
La sesión del pasado 9 de octubre, celebrada en el IBM Client Center Madrid, fue una oportunidad única para conocer de la mano de nuestros investigadores cuáles son los grandes retos que nos plantea esta nueva era de la computación y los proyectos más innovadores que IBM está liderando a nivel mundial. Los asistentes pudieron conocer las principales áreas de investigación en las que están trabajando los equipos de IBM Research en todo el mundo. Fue una sesión enfocada al diálogo en la que se debatió sobre las implicaciones de los más avanzados desarrollos tecnológicos que están transformando nuestro entorno social, económico y empresarial:

Un exclusivo punto de encuentro entre destacados líderes en estrategia tecnológica e investigadores de IBM Research.

Agenda

  • Darío Gil, Director de Soluciones Industriales. IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

    Dr. Darío Gil
    Director, Energy & Natural Resources
    IBM Research Institute Director
    Smarter Energy Research Institute (SERI)
    T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown
    Heights, New York

    Dr. Dario Gil is a Director at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. Dr. Gil has worldwide responsibilities for IBM’s energy and natural resources research activities, leading a global team of researchers focused on accelerating industry transformation through breakthrough science and the systematic application of the latest advances in information technology. He is the founding Director of the Smarter Energy Research Institute (SERI), an international collaborative research consortia focused on advancing the utility of the future through the use of predictive analytics, optimization and advanced computation. Prior to his current position Dr. Gil was a Program Manager in the office of the Vice President of Science and Technology in IBM Research, where he was responsible for working with executives to develop the Science and Technology Strategy for IBM’s research laboratories.

    From 2006-2009 Dr. Gil was a Senior Manager at the Semiconductor Research and Development Center (SRDC), where he led IBM’s efforts in the area of Computational Lithography. An expert in the field of nanotechnology, he is the author of numerous patents and over 20 publications in international journals and conferences. Dr. Gil serves on the Project Review Board of the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Regional Demonstration Project, is a member of the Advisory Council of the New York Energy Policy Institute, the Industrial Advisory Group of the Institute of Photonic Sciences, as well as the Future Trends Forum (a Madrid based think-tank focused on global innovation). Dr. Gil is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  • Mark Ritter, Senior Manager. Materials, Analytics & Science of Information Processing. IBM Research.

    Mark B. Ritter
    IBM Research Division
    Thomas J. Watson Research Center

    Dr. Ritter is a senior manager in the Physical Sciences department and manages groups working on materials, analytics and science of information processing. Dr. Ritter received a B.S. degree in physics from Montana State University in 1981 and M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University in 1987. In his work at IBM he has contributed to Fibre Channel, 10 Gb/s Ethernet, and other high-speed communication products and standards, as well as to efficient, physics-based models for electrical and optical interconnects. Dr. Ritter is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and was the recipient of the 1982 American Physical Society Apker Award, three IBM Outstanding Innovation awards, and several Research Division and Technical Group Awards. He is an author or coauthor on numerous technical publications and holds 23 U.S. patents.

  • Michael Karasick, Vice President. IBM Research Almaden

    Michael Karasick, Ph.D
    Vice President IBM Research Almaden

    Dr. Michael Karasick, Vice President of IBM Research – Almaden in San Jose, California oversees scientists and engineers performing exploratory and applied research at the home of the relational database and world’s first hard disk drive. Today the lab specializes in areas including: storage systems, data management and analytics, nanotechnology, materials science, Web 2.0 technologies and what IBM calls Smarter Planet projects, such as healthcare informatics, water desalination and electric car batteries.

    Prior to his current role, Karasick was VP of Business and Technical Strategy for IBM's Software business in Somers, NY. He led technical initiatives spanning all IBM Software brands encompassing key industry and horizontal standards work, Linux support and IBM platform workload optimization. Before moving to New York, Karasick was for three years Director of Development for Lotus-China – responsible for products such as Lotus Symphony. He has also been the Lotus Director of Development for Client Platforms and Technologies, where he was responsible for the Lotus Expeditor product as well as the Lotus mobility products and technical direction. Before moving to China, Karasick was the IBM development director responsible for embedded software development and sensor solutions.

    Karasick has served as CTO and Director of Architecture for IBM's Pervasive Computing Division, leading the design and evolution of middleware and device software. He has also led the Pervasive Computing Systems and Software team at TJ Watson Research Center, focusing on hardware design, system development, cognitive psychology and usability, user interface design, speech, and middleware. Karasick’s early career in Research included a senior manager role in Software Development Technology; an IBM assignment at Sematech, where he led a multi-company effort to produce a system for simulating semiconductor manufacturing logistics; work in the areas of robotics and geometric modeling and robotics, shortly after joining IBM Research in 1988. Karasick has published numerous papers in the areas of software engineering, geometric modeling, programming languages and compilers, and pervasive computing. He is a member of the ACM and IEEE. He received an Hons B.S. from the University of Manitoba, MS from McGill University, and Ph.d from McGill and Cornell Universities, all in Computer Science. He was named an IBM Master Inventor in 2010.

  • David Millen, Senior Research Scientist. IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and IBM Center for Social Software

    David Millen, Senior Research Scientist
    IBM T J Watson Research Center (Cambridge) and IBM Center for Social Software

    David Millen is a senior researcher at IBM Research and the Center for Social Software in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In his research he designs and builds new social software services, and explores the social, business, and technological implications of these new tools through large-scale field studies of use. Important projects include the Dogear Social Bookmarking System and Beehive Social Networking Service, which were both pioneering examples of social software designed for enterprise settings. He has completed empirical studies of incentive and reward systems in social applications, and examined novel approaches to social recommenders and social search. David also studies how social applications accelerate the awareness of cultural differences and how we can design novel systems to better support intercultural collaboration. Recently, he has been working on a project to integrate social business into the public sector in a citizen engagement project.

    Prior to joining IBM, David worked at AT&T Research and Bell Laboratories, where he explored how new technologies changed employee work activities, organizational roles, and patterns of communication. He also directed a User Interface Design Group, which was responsible for the user interface design of advanced business communications systems as well as conducting exploratory prototype development of advanced speech applications and pen-based interfaces.

    David has been an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University (NJ) and at Tufts University (MA), where he recently taught a class on The Social Web. David holds a BA from Columbia University, an MS in Management from Purdue University and a PhD. in Cognitive Psychology from Rutgers University. In 2011, David was recognized by ACM as a Distinguished Scientist for his work in the area of social computing.

  • Josyula R. Rao, Director of Security. IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

    Josyula R. Rao
    Director of Security
    IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center

    Dr. J.R. Rao leads Security Research at IBM. Based in IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center, the global team comprises over a hundred researchers who work in the areas of Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Cloud, Mobile Security and Secure Platform Technologies. JR works closely with customers, academic partners and IBM business units to drive new and innovative technologies into IBM's products and services and definitive industry standards. The goal of his research is to significantly raise the bar on the quality of security while simultaneously easing the overhead of developing and deploying secure solutions. JR has published widely in premier security conferences and workshops and and holds numerous US and European patents.

    He chairs the Industry Advisory Board of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center and is a member of the prestigious IBM Academy of Technology as well as emeritus member of IFIP's Working Group 2.3 (Programming Methodology). JR obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992, a M.S. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1986 and a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1984.

IBM y la I+D+i
IBM es líder en innovación tecnológica. Con una inversión anual en I+D+i de 6.000 millones de dólares, IBM es la empresa que más patentes registra del mundo desde hace 19 años, ha recibido 5 premios Nobel y posee 12 laboratorios de I+D+i con más de 3.000 científicos. La pieza central de su estrategia es la innovación tecnológica, que ha permitido a la compañía superar los cien años de vida y contribuir con sus inventos a mejorar la vida de las personas (el código de barras, el PC, el primer ordenador empresarial, la banda magnética, los disquetes, la tecnología de cirugía ocular LASIK, IBM Watson: el primer ordenador capaz entender el lenguaje natural, etc.).

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