Awards and Prizes

IBM physicist & APS Fellow Heike Riel: from furniture design to quantum computing

Heike Riel's recent appointment as an APS Fellow attests her leadership in science and technology. While many distinguished physicists are part of the APS, only a handful are elected to the fellowship — and even fewer still are female. So when Riel learned last fall that she had been selected, she was deeply touched. “It’s truly an honor and I am humbled to have received this recognition from one of the most highly respected organizations for professionals in physics,” she says. “I am very grateful for my colleagues as well as the teams and institutions that have supported me along the way.”

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How the world’s first smartwatch inspired cutting-edge AI 

Between 2000 and 2001, IBM Research made headlines when it launched an internet-enabled designer watch running Linux, an open-source operating system. Dubbed WatchPad, its aim was to demonstrate the capabilities of the then-novel OS for mobile and embedded devices.

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IBM’s Dmitri Maslov joins IEEE’s 2021 class of Fellows 

IBM's Dr. Dmitri Maslov named IEEE Fellow for “quantum circuit synthesis and optimization, and compiling for quantum computers.”

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European Research Council funds research into single-molecule devices by atom manipulation

A team formed by IBM Research scientist Dr. Leo Gross, University Regensburg professor Dr. Jascha Repp, and University Santiago de Compostela professor Dr. Diego Peña Gil has received a European Research Center (ERC) Synergy Grant for their project “Single Molecular Devices by Atom Manipulation” (MolDAM).

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$3.4M DARPA Grant Awarded to IBM to Defend AI Against Adversarial Attacks

Modern AI systems have reached human-level abilities on tasks spanning object recognition in photos, video annotations, speech-to-text conversion and language translation. Many of these breakthrough achievements are based on a technology called Deep Neural Networks (DNNs). DNNs are complex machine learning models with an uncanny similarity to the interconnected neurons in the human brain, giving […]

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IBM Research at IEEE World Congress on Services 2019

IBM Research is proud to have participated in the 2019 IEEE World Congress on Services and played a key sponsorship role.

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IBM Researchers Design Winning AI Algorithms for Drones

For the second year in a row, researchers at the IBM-Illinois Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research(C3SR) won a competition challenging experts worldwide to design low-power embedded systems for Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. The 2019 Design Automation Conference (DAC) System Design Contest’s objective: create algorithms that can accurately detect and locate objects from images taken by […]

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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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