2018 IBM Fellows

Eight experts join IBM’s best and brightest

Meet the technical leaders who join 297 colleagues from the past 56 years as IBM Fellows, some of the most creative engineers, scientists and designers IBM — and the world — has known.

Meet this year’s IBM Fellows

Ann Corrao

CTO & Distinguished Engineer, IBM Services for Managed Applications

She started playing green-screen games on a mainframe when she was seven years old. Now she’s CTO of IBM Services for Managed Applications.

Chris Ferris

CTO, Open Technology

Working in the ever-evolving world of blockchain and Hyperledger, he trusts his subconscious to work out complicated issues while he’s otherwise occupied.

Elpida Tzortzatos

IBM Z Architect & Distinguished Engineer

Starting with an early knack for math, her passion has inspired her innovation — most recently heading AI initiatives for the IBM Z platform.

Gustavo Stolovitzky

Master Inventor and Program Director, IBM Research

Between crowdsourcing computational biology challenges and earning a fifth-degree black belt in karate, he’s busy researching nanobiotechnology.

Laxmi Parida

Distinguished Research Scientist & Manager, IBM Research

Whether working on genomics, farm efficiency or a safer food supply chain, she gets to the DNA of a problem — literally.

Ram Viswanathan

Distinguished Engineer & CTO, IBM GBS Blockchain Services

With a passion for constant reinvention, he has run countless global projects — and 60 marathons after recovering from a broken leg.

Rama Akkiraju

Master Inventor & Distinguished Engineer, Watson AI

To unwind from leading operations involved with Watson's emotions and multilingual abilities, she relaxes to Carnatic classical music.

Rashik Parmar

Distinguished Engineer & CTO for Europe

He looks at the future of work in enterprises as they become AI-infused and cloud-native, and has written a book about happiness.

IBM Fellows by the numbers

as of April 10, 2019

Class of 2019

8 IBM Fellows
257 patents issued


89 active IBM Fellows
305 all IBM Fellows
5 Nobel Prize Winners
5 Turing Award Winners

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