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IBM Research Europe is part of IBM’s global research locations. IBM has maintained research laboratories in Europe since opening its first lab in 1956 in Zurich, Switzerland. The Zurich lab has been followed by additional labs opening in Ireland and England more recently. The mission of IBM Research Europe, in addition to pursuing cutting-edge research for the future of computing, is to cultivate close relationships with academic and industrial partners, be one of the premier places to work for world-class researchers, to promote women in IT and science, and to help drive Europe’s innovation agenda.

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Dr. Alessandro Curioni

Dr. Alessandro Curioni is an IBM Fellow, Vice President of IBM Europe and Africa and Director of the IBM Research Lab in Zurich, Switzerland. On top of being responsible for IBM corporate research in Europe, he coordinates global research in IoT and Security.

Dr. Curioni is an internationally recognized leader in the area of high-performance computing and computational science, where his innovative thinking and seminal contributions have helped solve some of the most complex scientific and technological problems in healthcare, aerospace, consumer goods and electronics. He was a member of the winning team recognized with the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize in 2013 and 2015. His reserch interests now include AI, Big Data and novel compute paradigms, such as neuromorphic and quantum computing.

Dr. Curioni received his undergraduate degree in Theoretical Chemistry and his PhD from Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy. He started at IBM Research – Zurich as a PhD student in 1993 before officially joining as a research staff member in 1998, where he had several research and manager roles, including being the founding manager of the Cognitive Computing and Computational Sciences department. He is a member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences

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