Congratulations to the following faculty who have been selected for IBM Faculty awards granted in 2017 to date. The Faculty Awards are cash-only awards to:

  • Foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research, development and services organizations
  • Promote courseware and curriculum innovation to stimulate growth in disciplines and geographies that are strategic to IBM.

Note: Information listed is by expressed permission of the faculty

Big Data / Analytics
Name University Project Title
Jones-Farmer, Allison Miami University Continuing work under the IBM CIO and Center for Data Analytics partnership

Name University Project Title
Liu, Chi Beijing Institute of Technology Hadoop Optimal Resource Scheduling on LinuxONE Community Cloud

Cognitive Computing
Name University Project Title
Badinelli, Ralph Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Next generation cognitive curriculum and events/students projects
Darwin, Solomon University of California Berkeley Next generation cognitive curriculum and events/student projects
Freund, Louis San Jose State University Cognitive cloud for smart service system innovation engineering center – events/student projects
Rao, Weixiong Tongji University Research and Curriculum Development of Big Data Cognitive Analysis by Watson Explorer
Velardi, Paola Sapienza Universita di Roma Semantic Recommender for Everything and All (SERENA)
Watson, Benjamin North Carolina State University But How do I Talk to it? Structuring Human-ML Interaction with Qualitative Coding

Core Technologies
Name University Project Title
Sewell, Peter University of Cambridge Power Architecture memory model clarification/rewrite and pre-silicon test tool.

Cyber Security
Name University Project Title
Rizvi, Syed Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Hybrid Security System/Program for Securing Automobile Networks – Phase II

Internet of Things
Name University Project Title
Schlake, Bryan Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Low-Cost Electronic Inspection and Tracking System for Railroad Freight Cars