Awards and Prizes

IBM Research at the Intersection of HCI and AI

IBM research on explainable AI, human-computer interaction (HCI), and automated ML featured at this year's conference on Intelligent User Interfaces.

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Real-Time Sequential Decision-Making by Autonomous Agents

A new approach to real-time sequential decision-making represents a step towards autonomous agents that can make critical decisions in real time.

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Understanding the Difficulty of Complex Question Answering

As part of the collection of IBM Research papers at ACL 2018, we were delighted to receive the Best Paper Award at the Machine Reading for Question Answering workshop for our paper A Systematic Classification of Knowledge, Reasoning, and Context within the ARC Dataset (by Michael Boratko, Harshit Padigela, Divyendra Mikkilineni, Pritish Yuvraj, Rajarshi Das, […]

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AI-Based Scenario Planning for Risk Management

My team at IBM Research has created a unique tool, called IBM Research Scenario Planning Advisor, that can use AI planning to support risk management activities in areas like security and finance. IBM Research Scenario Planning Advisor is a decision support system that allows domain experts to generate diverse alternative scenarios of the future and […]

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Semantic Concept Discovery Over Event Databases

At IBM Research AI, we built an AI-based solution to assist analysts in preparing reports. The paper describing this work recently won the best paper award at the “In-Use” Track of the 2018 Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC). Analysts are often tasked with preparing comprehensive and accurate reports on given topics or high-level questions, which […]

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C3SR Develops Winning Design for IoT Applications

Researchers at the IBM-Illinois Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR) developed a winning solution in the 2018 DAC System Design Contest, announced last week at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco. The contest, jointly sponsored by ACM SIGDA and DAC, challenged worldwide experts to design low-power embedded systems for Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. […]

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Great Minds 2018: Meet the New Generation

IBM Research has recently announced the winners of the 2018 Great Minds student internships. The Great Minds competition is open to students from central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, who can apply to win a 3- to 6-month practicum at our labs in Zurich, Nairobi or Johannesburg. Let’s meet the class of […]

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IBM Names 2018 Fellows, Including Four IBM Researchers

Half of IBM’s 2018 Fellows Hail from IBM Research For more than 70 years, IBM Research has defined the future of technology for IBM. Today, we lead the way forward in AI, blockchain, quantum computing and cybersecurity, thanks to critical foundational research conducted across our global labs. This defining moment in IBM’s transformation is made […]

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Elegant, Disgusting Cryptography

“The prettiest thing I had ever seen” is not how IBM researcher Shai Halevi describes the beaches in Israel where he grew up. Or the sunset after a long day of hiking in Mitzpe Ramon desert. Rather, he saves these words to describe the first time he saw a cryptographic equation as an undergrad student. […]

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QISKit for quantum computation

Current quantum computation efforts are the result of a long history of scientific achievements. The initial formulation of quantum mechanics in the 1920s and 30s gave us a fundamentally new understanding of the natural world. By the 70s, it was understood that this paradigm shift can also have implications for the way we compute. This […]

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IBM Research Wins ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for 4th Time in 15 Years

If research in silicon chips were a sport, the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference would be its Olympics, and the Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper the equivalent of the 100 meter gold medal. As announced during the plenary session of ISSCC 2018 today, IBM Research has won this coveted award for the 2017 conference […]

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Now Open: Get quantum ready with new scientific prizes for professors, students and developers

Submissions for the IBM Q Prizes are now open: IBM Q Awards website. Whether its PCs, smartphones or quantum computers, one fact remains consistent: the recipe for success relies heavily on building an engaged and thriving ecosystem. For example, on 12 August 1981 when IBM introduced the IBM 5150 (eventually called the IBM PC) at […]

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