IBM Fellows

Meet the standard-bearers for IBM’s technical and scientific leadership

11 experts earn elite status

Collectively, IBM Fellows are responsible for thousands of IBM patents and breakthroughs from Mark I to Watson. The 2017 class of 11 IBM Fellows carries on that tradition with groundbreaking achievements in cognitive computing, design thinking, next-generation memory technology, cryptography, financial services, data warehousing, quantum computing, cloud and analytics. Meet the technical leaders who join 278 of their colleagues over the last 54 years as some of the most creative engineers, scientists and designers IBM – and the world – has known.

Meet the 2017 IBM Fellows

Meet this year’s Fellows

IBM Fellows by the numbers

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also won the Nobel Prize

History of the IBM Fellows

An overview on extraordinary achievements by exceptional individuals