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IBM Academic Awards Recipients

For decades, the IBM Shared University Research Awards and the IBM Faculty Awards have been a world-wide monetary, hardware, software, and services program that promoted research and innovation in areas of strategic, mutual interest between IBM and universities.

In 2020, the IBM Faculty Award and the IBM Shared University Research Award were blended into a single focus. The refreshed IBM Global University Program Academic Award propels IBM nominators, faculty, and universities to collaboratively develop responsive and concise Award applications for the emerging technologies of today. IBM Global University Programs Awards will continue to promote collaborative research projects that advance science and share the outcomes of those projects with the technology community and the world.

Our thanks for participating in this program goes out to the IBM Faculty and IBM Shared University Award recipients of years past. And to the 2020 IBM Academic Awards recipients, IBM Global University Programs offers its congratulations. And to the IBM Global University Program Academic Award recipients in-the-making, IBM looks forward to your collaboration and engagement.

To view the current and previous recipients, select and click the appropriate program and year, below.

Congratulations to the following faculty who have been selected for IBM Academic Awards, to date, for 2020.

Name
Project Title
University

Barbara Speziale

The Russian Troll News Factory

Clemson University

Byung Lee

Privacy-preserving group dynamics analysis using existing wireless infrastructure

University of Vermont

Carl Ehrett

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Us Understand Character and Language in Shakespeare

Clemson University

Chen Hao Tan

Explainable Active Learning for NLP

University of Colorado, Boulder

Christoph Johann Feinaeur

Artificial Intelligenge IBM SW (Watson) and techniques applied to Economic Risk Management

Bocconi University

David White

Achieving Campus Net-Zero Goals: Forecasting Power Usage to Improve Sustainability on Clemson University's Campus

Clemson University

Eva Wittenberg

How is the processing of ambiguous speech affected by a global pandemic?

University of California-San Diego

Fei-Fei Li

Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

Stanford University

Gideon Weiss

Research on continuous-time linear programming

University of Haifa

Hudson Smith

Enhancing Interaction Experiences with Virtual Humans using Artificial Intelligence

Clemson University

Jeff Fine

Tracking Congressional Conversations on Twitter

Clemson University

Jiangshan Yu

Interoperability Across Distributed Ledgers

Monash University

Kuang-ching Wang

Automating the Detailed Assessment of Cardiovascular Ultrasound Images

Clemson University

Michael Picheny

Few Shot Learning In Speech and Language

New York University

Min Zhang

Enriching explainability in personalized recommendation

Tsinghua University

Mingyi Hong

Decentralized Robust Adversarial Learning for Scalable Trustworthy AI

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Mohit Iyyer

Exploring Modeling and Evaluation for Long-form QA

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Nicholas Mattei

Thinking Fast and Slow in AI

Tulane University

Osman Yagan

Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Pandemics

Carnegie Mellon University

Rick Relyea

Jefferson Project at Lake George

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Robert Waymouth

Organocatalysis: A Platform for Materials Design and Synthesis

Stanford University

Ron Coleman

Development of a Quantum Computing Class

Marist College

Tetsu Hayashida

Medical Research Cloud/AI Platform

Keio University

Todd Marek

Conversations about Joshua Tree National Park on Social Media

Clemson University

Yelena Yesha

Enhanced Privacy and Efficiency for Open Source permissioned Blockchain

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Zhangyang Wang

Advanced AutoAI Algorithms for Key Industry Modalities

Texas A & M University

Ziv Goldfeld

New paradigms in generalization and information-theoretic analysis of deep neural networks

Cornell University

IBM SUR Awards Recipients

The IBM Shared University Research (SUR) Awards have been a world-wide monetary, hardware, software, and services program that promoted research and innovation in areas of strategic mutual interest between IBM and Universities.

The IBM SUR Awards program connected universities with IBM in organizations such as IBM Research, IBM Cloud, IBM Systems, and IBM Global Services – including IBM’s development and product labs. The program aimed at supporting an area of significant interest to the university and IBM. These programs promoted collaborative research projects bringing value to IBM, the technology community, and the world.

In 2020, the IBM Faculty Award (FA) and the IBM Shared University Research (SUR) Award have been blended into an IBM Academic Award allowing nominators to express and develop more responsive Award applications that concentrate on methods, collaboration, and sharing of outcomes.

Thirty IBM Shared University Awards were given throughout the world 2018-2019. These awards consisted of high performance computing configurations; AI optimization projects; longitudinal environmental studies; the creation of a Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Center; and major contributions to the OpenPowerCenter around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Centric Visualization, and Accelerated Cognitive Cybersecurity.

IBM Faculty Awards Recipients

The IBM Faculty Awards have fostered collaboration between researchers at leading universities with those in IBM that share their expertise. The program ‘s impact ranged from the funding of emerging areas of science and technology to supporting curriculum development that stimulated growth in disciplines and technologies that were strategic to IBM. This work continues today in the IBM Global University Program Academic Award.

In 2020, the IBM Faculty Award (FA) and the IBM Shared University Research (SUR) Award have been blended into an IBM Academic Award allowing nominators to express and develop more responsive Award applications that concentrate on methods, collaboration, and sharing of outcomes.

Congratulations to the following faculty who have been selected for IBM Faculty awards granted in 2019.

Big Data / Analytics

Name
Project Title
University

Kutanoglu, Erhan

Data-driven Disaster Evacuation of Critical Asset

University of Texas at Austin

Blockchain

Name
Project Title
University

Shi, Junmin

Blockchain Technology and Reinforcement Learning

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Cognitive Computing

Name
Project Title
University

Fine, Jeff

Analyzing Social Media at Scale with AI

Clemson University

Finlayson, Mark

Extending the Foundation for Multi-Step QA

Florida International University

Shahedipour-Sandvik, Shadi

Research on neuromorphic devices

Clemson University

Smith, (Dane) Hudson (Dr.)

Analysis of Agricultural Drone Images w/Watson VRm

Clemson University

Wang, Kuang-Ching

AI-Enabled in-Ovo Chicken Sexing

Clemson University

White, David

Automatic FAST Ultrasound Image Quality Assessment

Clemson University

Core Technologies

Name
Project Title
University

Nataraj, Paluri S. V.

Open Power Research

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Talawar, Basavaraj

IBM POWER architecture support in the Open Source GEM5 simulator

National Institute of Technology Karnataka

Congratulations to the following faculty who have been selected for IBM Faculty awards granted in 2018.

Big Data / Analytics

Name
Project Title
University

Short, James (Dr.)

Foundations and Curriculum Review for Data Science & Analytics

University of California-San Diego

Blockchain

Name
Project Title
University

Huang, Erich (Dr.)

Biomedical Applications of Blockchain

Duke University

Cloud

Name
Project Title
University

Arghandeh, Reza Ozguven, Eren (Dr.)

IBM Bluemix-BlockChain-Watson Based Platform for Human-Centric Smart Buildings Collaborative Management

Florida State University

Garnier, Francois

Proof of concept of an augmented reality prototype

École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD)

Grant, Edward

Cloud-Based Controllers for Patients in Autonomous Wheelchairs

North Carolina State University

Gupta, Rachana

1. Cognitive Telescope Network, eyes and ears on the Cosmos: Using multi-messenger astronomy 2. Blockchain enabled Asset tracking Device

North Carolina State University

Lu, Kun

Micro-service for banking on LinuxONE

Dalian University of Technology

Menzies, Tim

The Mirror Project

North Carolina State University

Pajic, Miroslav

Attack and Anomaly Detection for Secure Control in Embedded and Internet-of-Things Systems

Duke University

Raedy, Jana

Grading Assistant using Watson Technology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Roberts, Dave

Watson Analytics, IoT, and Wearable Sensing for Improved Guide Dog Raising

North Carolina State University

Urgaonkar, Bhuvan

Methods to Specify and Ensure Database Recovery Time Objective

Pennsylvania State University

Veneris, Andreas

Chaincode and RTL Formal Verification

University of Toronto

Woods, David

Accelerating agility in systems operations: Controlling Cost of Coordination

Ohio State University

Cognitive Computing

Name
Project Title
University

Cray, Paula

WATSON Antimicrobial Resistance: A Holistic Approach to a Global Problem

North Carolina State University

Garzotto, Franca

HICSS Paper: Emoty: an Emotionally Sensitive Conversational Agent for People with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Politecnico di Milano

He, Jingrui

Explainable financial forecasting

Arizona State University

Joshi, Gauri

Fast Distributed Machine Learning with Slow and Stale Updates

Carnegie Mellon University

Kuehl, Niklas

HICSS Paper: Holistic System-Analytics as an Alternative to Isolated Sensor Technology: A Condition Monitoring Use Case

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Kuehl, Niklas

HICSS Paper: Preserving Validity of Predictive Services over Time

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Rao, Weixiong

Efficient and Effective Exploration of Big Medical Image Data

Tongji University

Wang, William (Yang)

Life-Long Open-World Knowledge Graph Reasoning

University of California, Santa Barbara

Viniotis, Yannis

Integrated Education on Rare Diseases

North Carolina State University

Core Technologies

Name
Project Title
University

Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

Security of Reconfigurable Systems: FGPAs and Neuromorphic Computing

Duke University

DeCusatis, Casimer (Dr.)

Evaluation of IBM Z Server Time Protocol with next generation timing standards

Marist College

Fan, Yibo

New Course on FPGA Algorithms Acceleration using CAPI on OpenPOWER systems

Fudan University

Quaranta, Vito (Dr.)

IBM MetaOcean and Deep Learning for Systems Biology

Vanderbilt University

Tang, Kevin

Enabling joint transport layer and network layer optimization for SDN

Cornell University

Congratulations to the following faculty who have been selected for IBM Faculty awards granted in 2017.

Big Data / Analytics

Name
Project Title
University

Czumaj, Artur

Efficient Processing Methods for Big Graphs

University of Warwick

Jiang, Jianwei

Partner with CNMOOC to build up an education to employment platform to benefit IBM and BP

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Jones-Farmer, Allison

Continuing work under the IBM CIO and Center for Data Analytics partnership

Miami University

Liu, Chi

Real-time Machine Learning by UAVs and LinuxONE Community Cloud

Beijing Institute of Technology

Mulder, Nicola

DREAM of Malaria: An open innovation framework for discovery of anti-malarial drug combinations

University of Cape Town

Mules, Glen

New Big Data Technology curriculum for IBM Skills Academy program

Iona College

Wu, Teresa

Quantitative analysis of air pollution impact on public health

Arizona State University

Blockchain

Name
Project Title
University

Che, Haiying

Block chain joint projects and curriculum development

Beijing Institute of Technology

Heil, Margaret

Exposing students to and building on-campus brand awareness of IBM Watson/cloud, blockchain, quantum computing, etc. solutions through senior design projects

North Carolina State University

Kapitza, Rüdiger

Scalable trusted consensus for permissioned blockchains

Technische Universitaet Braunschweig

Ooi, Beng Chin

Innovation in Blockchain Systems

National University of Singapore

Suwardy, Themin

Progressing with ABC (Accounting and Block Chain)

Singapore Management University

Wang, Yang

University of Science and Technology of China

Cloud

Name
Project Title
University

Chu, Dianhui

Research on Smart Pension Services Computing in China

Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai

Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai

A Tracing Plane for Generic, End-to-End Visibility in OpenWhisk

Brown University

Liu, Chi

Hadoop Optimal Resource Scheduling on LinuxONE Community Cloud

Beijing Institute of Technology

Li, Tao

Data/rule mining for improving verifiable and reliable knowledge (toward Automated Troubleshooting and Remediation in Hybrid Environments)

Florida International University

Lu, Kun

Creating Banking Ecosystem Based on API in Hybrid Cloud

Dalian University of Technology

Ma, Shang-pin

Analysis and Visualization for Dependency Relationships among Microservices

National Taiwan Ocean University

Menzies, Tim

Automated Software Engineering advances for Enterprises

North Carolina State University

Urgaonkar, Bhuvan

An exploration of wimpy virtual resource offerings for Bluemix

Pennsylvania State University

Zhao, Yuming

HACKxSJTU — Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Hackathon

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Zhao, Yuming

HACKxSJTU — Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Hackathon

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Cognitive Computing

Name
Project Title
University

Badinelli, Ralph

Next generation cognitive curriculum and events/students projects

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Bayoumi, Abdel-Moez E.

Acoustic Analytics for Industries

University of South Carolina

Bessen, James

Commercialization of Artificial Intelligence

Boston University

Bozkurt, Alper

Increasing the success of a guide dog raising program using IBM BlueMix and Watson

North Carolina State University

Bozzon, Alessandro

The Internet of Everything and Everyone – Educational Material Development

Delft University of Technology

Cioroianu, Iulia

Understanding News Bias (UNBias)

University of Exeter

Darwin, Solomon

Next generation cognitive curriculum and events/student projects

University of California Berkeley

Fahmy, Suhaib

FPGA Overlays for Adaptable Machine Learning Acceleration

University of Warwick

Franklin, Elaine

IBM Kenan Fellow: Wearable Devices & Big Data

North Carolina State University

Freund, Louis

Cognitive cloud for smart service system innovation engineering center – events/student projects

San Jose State University

Fromm, Hansjoerg

A Similarity-Based Approach for the All-Time Demand Prediction of New Automotive Spare Parts (HICSS)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Grant, Edward

Assisted Walking Via Learned Control Strategies from IBM Watson

North Carolina State University

Grauman, Kristen

Eyes and Ears: Multi-Modal Learning from Unlabeled Video

University of Texas at Austin

Jouini, Oualid

Streamlining emergency care to save more lives

CentraleSupelec

Kuehl. Niklas

Towards Service-Oriented Cognitive Analytics for Smart Service Systems (HICSS)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Lester. Dennis

IBM Watson in the Watt: Operation Framework and Transition to Industry

Clemson University

Liu, Zhihong

The Effectiveness Study of Pathology Image Analysis for Cognitive Healthcare

Nanjing University

Mittal, Prateek

Privacy for Edge/IoT Computing

Princeton University

Nagao, Katashi

Meeting Analytics: Creative Activity Support by Knowledge Discovery from Discussions

Nagoya University

Nakamura, Satoshi

Speech recognition for less resourced languages

Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Oakes, Joseph

Advancing Autonomous Pet Design at Penn State Abington

Pennsylvania State University - Abington

Ogata, Tetsuya

Achieving Robot-Behavior Adaptability Utilizing Deep Learning Model

Waseda University

Oliveira, Luiz Eduardo S.

Towards Robust Representation for Texture Classification

Universidade Federal do Paraná

Ordonez, Vincente

Visual Reasoning in Interactive Dialog Systems

University of Virginia

Pan, Jeff

Large-Scale Knowledge Graph Construction and Reasoning in Cognitive Systems

University of Aberdeen

Pan, Shimei

Using Neural Semantic Embedding to Retrieve Similar Text

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Petrik, Marek

Detecting Invasive Species Using UAVs and Data Fusion

University of New Hampshire

Qiu, Robin

Temporospatial Analytics To Enable Smarter City Mobility Services

Penn State Great Valley

Rao, Weixiong

Research and Curriculum Development of Big Data Cognitive Analysis by Watson Explorer

Tongji University

Roberts, Dave

Leveraging IBM BlueMix and Watson to Improve Outcomes in Guide Dog Puppy Raising Programs

North Carolina State University

Speziale, Barbara

IBM Watson in the Watt: Creative Inquiry Student Research

Clemson University

Tsoi, Kelvin

Machine Learning on BP Variability – a Novel Definition on Hypertensive Patients

Chinese University of Hong Kongy

Velardi, Paola

Semantic Recommender for Everything and All (SERENA)

Sapienza Universita di Roma

Wang, Kuang-Ching

IBM Watson in the Watt: Research Enablement and Training

Clemson University

Wang, Kuang-Ching

IBM Watson in the Watt: Research Enablement and Training

Clemson University

Wang, William

Multimodal Relation Extraction and Question Answering

University of California, Santa Barbara

Watson, Benjamin

But How do I Talk to it? Structuring Human-ML Interaction with Qualitative Coding

North Carolina State University

Yoon, Sungroh

Customization of IBM-Intu-Voice by Connecting TTS-Service and Voice Conversion Network

Seoul National University

Zhan. Qimin

Joint Innovation on Cognitive Healthcare

Peking University Health Science Center

Zhang, Weining

Collaborate with IBM on CKGSB's CEO program of executive education

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Zhu, Wenjuan

Nanoscale Ferroelectric Devices for Cognitive Computing

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Core Technologies

Name
Project Title
University

Chou, Yi-Chia

Self-assembled nanostructures in next generation devices

National Chiao Tung University

Gao, Guangyu

Large Scale Short Video Dataset Construction with LinuxOne

Beijing Institute of Technology

Gao, Guangyu

Spark Streaming Solution Verification and Optimization in LinuxONE

Beijing Institute of Technology

Kitamori, Takehiko

Calibration Free Nano Bio-sensing Device for Diagnosis Based on Extended-Nano/Micro Fluidics

University of Tokyo

Liu, Chi

Secure Data Masking Research on LinuxONE

Beijing Institute of Technology

Li, Fengqi

Cognitive IT Analytics for CICS

Dalian University of Technology

Lin, Ting

Talent Cultivation Base Construction in IBM Mainframe Excellence Center and Ecosystem Development

Beijing Institute of Technology

Liu, Yunhao

ACM Turing 50th Anniversary

Tsinghua University

Mahapatra, Souvik

Predictive BTI reliability (ageing) simulation of advanced transistors

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Rao, Weixiong

Distributed and Parallel Algorithm to answer the Top-K Constraint Satisfaction Problem

Tongji University

Sewell, Peter

Power Architecture memory model clarification/rewrite and pre-silicon test tool.

University of Cambridge

DevOps/Agile

Name
Project Title
University

Woods, David

Accelerating agility in systems operations: SNAFU Catching

Ohio State University

Internet of Things

Name
Project Title
University

Molvig, Ole

Emergent Technologies Initiative: Autonomous Golf Cart Project

Vanderbilt University

Murphy, John

Cognitive Edge IoT Pilot for Smart Campus Applications

University College Dublin

Palanisamy, Balaji

Decoupled Service Architecture for Seamless Edge Resource Allocation and Service Management

University of Pittsburgh

Pilla, Francesco

Using an Urban Reasoning Framework for Air Pollution Control and Air Quality Monitoring

University College Dublin

Popov, Alexey

Internet of Things Laboratory and Educational Center

Bauman Moscow State Technical University

Schenk, Andreas

Simulation of nanophotonic devices for novel applications in IoT and silicon photonics

ETH Zurich

Yu, Miao & Dasgupta, Abhijit

Multifunctional Sensor Concepts for IoT-enabled Structural Health Monitoring

University of Maryland College Park

Security

Name
Project Title
University

Fabian, Karol

Cognitive Analytics for Real-World Security Threats

Matej Bel University

Rizvi, Syed

Hybrid Security System/Program for Securing Automobile Networks – Phase II

Pennsylvania State University - Altoona

Stackpole, Bill

RIT Inter-Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition Expansion

Rochester Institute of Technology

Social/Mobile

Name
Project Title
University

Temesgen, Zelalem

Digital tool to promote, support and enhance adherence to tuberculosis treatment and care

Mayo Clinic

Congratulations to the following faculty who have been selected for IBM Faculty awards granted in 2016.

Big Data / Analytics

Name
Project Title
University

Aiken, Peter

Develop an ‘open’ Data Wrangling Course

Virginia Commonwealth University

Argamon, Shlomo

Predictive analytics study demand for data science talent

Illinois Institute of Technology

Avron, Main

Scalable Algorithms for Data-Driven First Principles Model Discovery

Tel Aviv University

Bader, David

Optimizing Graph Analytics for Cognitive Computing

Georgia Institute of Technology

Bener, Ayse

Experience adopting Watson Analytics for classroom use

Ryerson University

Baskaran, Ramachandran

An Ideal-City Framework: Towards building a smart country

Anna University

Brandt, Tobias

Location-based services and spatial analytics

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Chawla, Nitesh

Driving the evolution of cognitive and data science curriculum

University of Notre Dame

Chen, Haopeng

Blending teaching mode under the joint support of CNMOOC and IBM Big Data University

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Chen, Yuxin

Optimal Dynamic Pricing with AI-enabled Product and Service

New York University Shanghai

Demirkan, Haluk

Business Analytics Best Practice

University of Washington - Tacoma

Demschenko, Yuri

Building the Data Science Profession

University of Amsterdam

Eckert, Kai

Data Science and Business Analytics Master

Stuttgart Media University

Hlavac, Randy

OmniChannel Marketing Leveraging IBM Industry Content

Northwestern University

Ivanescu, Nick-Andrei

Big Data, Analytics and Cloud for Digital Transformation on Manufacturing – DTM

University Politehnica of Bucharest

Jia, Jianmin & Lau, Kinnam

Analytics project with business client through A100 Program

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Jiang, Jianwei

Build up a collaboration between CNMOOC and IBM Big Data University

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Liu, Chi

Open Source Big Data Frameworks on System z

Beijing Institute of Technology

Park, Tae Hong

Citygram (CG) -Blue Horizon (BH) Workshop and Sound Classification Research

New York University

Qiu, Robin

Data Analytics in support of City’s Smart and Green Mobility Services

Penn State Great Valley

Self, Richard

Explore teaching approaches in helping our students learn how to become effective data scientists and analytics practitioners

University of Derby

Simons, Mark

Physics earthquakes and glaciers: Space geodesy and Bayesian model exploration

California Institute of Technology

Su, Meng

Software Service for Computing Students in Penn State University

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Sun, Ping

Database Transaction Analytics

Tongji University

Viniotis, Yannis

Bluemix services in support of the IoT curriculum at NCSU

North Carolina State University

Washio, Takashi

Machine Learning for Advanced Sensing in the Big Data Era

Osaka University

Yeoh, William

Watson Analytics Worldwide Inter-Universities Competition

Deakin University

Yu, Zhongbo

Center for Big Data Hydrology Modeling and Prediction

Hobai University

Zhao, Weidong

BDA course translation for IBM Big Data University

Fudan University

Cloud

Name
Project title
University

Alexandrov, Dmitry

Warehouse of new IT solutions based on IBM Bluemix platform

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Alexandrov, Dmitry

Warehouse of new IT solutions based on IBM Bluemix platform

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Baldimtsi, Foteini

Distributed Medical Record Databases using Blockchain Technology

George Mason University

Bessani, Alysson

BFT protocols for the Hyperledger fabric consensus service

University of Lisbon

Byrd, Greg

Memory Building Blocks for CAPI-based FPGA Accelerators

North Carolina State University

Chatterjee, Sanjit

Encrypted Analytics : Fuzzy Keyword and Wildcard Search

Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore

Darwin, Solomon

Berkeley Vizag Project (IBM Bluemix)

University of California Berkeley

Devetsikiotis, Mike

Reputation system for permissioned blockchains

North Carolina State University

Dreher, Patrick

Edge Cloud Research and IBM Cloud Enterprise Curriculum Development

North Carolina State University

Fletcher, Carol

A Change Maker Approach for Improving Computer Science Education in Texas

University of Texas at Austin

Gao, Zhen

Web based Intelligent Modeling System using R on zLinux

Tongji University

Geng, Zhaohua

HACKxFDU — Fudan University’s Hackathon

Fudan University

Grant, Donna

IBM’s High School Technology camp

North Carolina Central University

Gupta, Rachana

IBM Services

North Carolina State University

Heil, Margaret

Computer Science Senior Design Center

North Carolina State University

Huang, Erich

Healthcare applications of Blockchain Technology

Duke University Medical Center

Huang, Jie

Chinese System z User Group Ecosystem 2016

Tongji University

Juels, Ari

Open Blockchain fabric for HyperLedger Project

Cornell University (Cornell Tech)

Kim, Joohyun

Scalable distributed computing framework for bioinformatics and healthcare data analytics

Louisiana State University

Kraemer, Eileen

Extreme Orange and Deep Orange: Multimodal User Interface for the Autonomous Vehicle

Clemson University

Krcmar, Helmut

European OpenPower Development Cloud

Technische Universitat Munchen

Li, Qingyong & Ren, Shuang

Innovative Application of Urban Cognitive Computing with Big Data

Beijing Jiaotong University

Lucic, Richard

Technology Services Support for Diversity in Computer Science Education

Duke University

Malloy, Alisha

Developing IGNITE: Innovative, Global, Next-generation Information Technologist Emergents

North Carolina Central University

Martin, Jim

Extreme Orange and ITIC: Transportation Analytics for a Smart City.

Clemson University

Masip Bruin, Xavier

Extending hybrid cloud towards edge: research & prototype with IBM Bluemix

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

McClendon Jerome

Extreme Orange and Intelligent River®: Cloud and Edge Computing for Environmental Monitoring and Decision Making

Clemson University

Menzies, Tim

Isa4IBM (Intelligent Software Analytics for IBM)

North Carolina State University

Miller, Thomas

Student Engagement at Innovating with IBM Technologies

North Carolina State University

Pass, Rafael

Open Blockchain fabric for HyperLedger Project

Cornell University (Cornell Tech)

Pataricza, András

Measurement-based Qualitative Performance Modeling of Blockchain-based Distributed Ledgers

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Petitjean, Francois

Creating a high-resolution map of Victoria from new-generation satellite images

Monash University

Picq, Thierry

Creation of a Bluemix curriculum for non-engineering students

EMLYON Business School

Rao, Weixiong

Mini-course for big data analysis and case study

Tongji University

Rodger, Susan

Increasing Diversity in Computer Science in Secondary Schools through Teachers

Duke University

Seay, Cameron

Increasing Diversity in Computer Science in Secondary Schools through Teachers

North Carolina A & T University

Shi, Elaine

Open Blockchain fabric for HyperLedger Project

Cornell University

Singh, Munindar

Contracts in Blockchains: Abstractions and Techniques

North Carolina State University

Sirer, Emin Gun

Open Blockchain fabric for HyperLedger Project

Cornell University

Stroulia, Eleni

Smart Interviewing with BlueMix and Watson

University of Alberta

Tate, Ken

IBM / NC State Partnership

North Carolina State University

Trivedi, Kishor

Performance Modeling and Analysis of Blockchain

Duke University

Tseng, Chris

Cognitive analysis on Guiding Eyes with Watson Bluemix

San Jose State University

Ughetta, Karen

Virtual Collaboration Storyboard for Design Thinking Workshops

Radford University

Cognitive Computing

Name
Project title
University

Baldwin, Timothy

Natural language understanding with deep neural networks

University of Melbourne

Bulut, Ahmet

Developing Data Science and Analytics Competence using Apache Spark on IBM Bluemix

Istanbul Sehir University

Chung, Tingting (Rachel)

Predicting Occupational Fraud with Watson Analytics

Chatham University

Crammer, Koby

Smart Efficient Annotation

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Eiben, A.E.

Evolving embodied intelligence

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Elmachtoub, Adam

Cognitive Analytics for Personalized Pricing and Offers

Columbia University

Forbus, Kenneth

Understanding Cognitive Systems

Northwestern University

Garzotto, Franca

Socially Assistive Cognitive Robotics for the Elderly (SACRE)

Politecnico di Milano

Goel, Ashok

Understanding Cognitive Systems

Georgia Institute of Technology

Govindaraju, Madhusudhan

Use CAPI on Power8 system to provide high performance solution for the attached devices

SUNY at Binghamton

Hindriks, Koen

Towards a cognitive programming language

Delft University of Technology

Inui, Kentaro

Knowledge-based modeling of “reading between the lines”

Tohoku University

Iyer, Subramanian

Hardware Requirements for Large-Scale Brain Computing and Machine Intelligence

University of California-Los Angeles

Khan, Latifur

Effective Big Stream Analytics in Presence of Limited Labeled Data

University of Texas at Dallas

Koren, Omry

Aggression and the gut microbiome

Ban-Ilan University

Kowolenko, Michael

Use of Power 8 systems in the development of an analytics workstation

North Carolina State University

Krim, Hamid

Real Time Analytics for Wheeze Detection

North Carolina State University

Kühnberger, Kai-Uwe

Cognitive Computing for Enhanced Classroom Interaction

University of Osnabrueck

Kwan, Steve

Next Generation Cognitive Curriculum and Events/Student Projects (e.g., IBM Day SJSU)

San Jose State University

Li, Ming

Multimodal human behavior signal processing for young children with ASD

Sun Yat-sen University

Liu, Chi

Research and Curriculum Development of Big Data Cognitive Analysis by Watson Explorer

Beijing Institute of Technology

Mandl, Peter

Cognitive Computing @ University of Applied Sciences Munich

Munich University of Applied Sciences

Meng, Helen

Improving Cancer Research and Healthcare with Data

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Nakayama, Makoto

Big Data Analytics & Internet of Things

DePaul University

Nie, Fenghua

Cognitive Computing MOOC Cooperation

Tsinghua University

Nyberg, Eric

Understanding Cognitive Systems

Carnegie Mellon University

Ogan, Kemafor

Africa Skills Program – Research and Development & Ambiguity Analysis in Context-Aware Search

North Carolina State University

Park, Jay

IBM Power8 CAPI-Flash Multi-Node Genome Metadata processing

Louisiana State University

Pavone, Francesco

MUSAPP: a Cognitive Solution for Galileo Galilei Science Museum (SERVICES)

University of Florence

Perakis, Georgia

Real-time data driven personalized bundle recommendations and pricing

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pipa, Gordon

Understanding Cognitive Systems – Events and Case Studies

University of Osnabrueck

Rafaeli, Anat

Emotion in Twitter Service Interactions between Customers and Service Agents

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Ragan, Eric

Studying multi-format visual data exploration and presentation methods

Texas A & M University

Rai, Piyush

Reasoning via Deep Topic Modeling of Large-Scale Knowledge Bases

Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur

Reilly, Richard

Cognitive Computing to Predict Speech Perception in Paediatric Cochlear Implant Users

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Rodriguez-Rivera, Gustavo

1)Internet of Things (IOT) Aquaculture Anti Poaching Device (AAPD); and 2)Capstone Project Matchmaker Web Service Design and Prototype

Purdue University

Sullivan, Christopher

Genomic modeling of the North American beaver to successfully complete and annotate a high-quality beaver genome assembly

Oregon State University

Talukdar, Partha

Knowledge Graph Construction and Inference

Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore

Tucker, Conrad

Big Data in Healthcare and IBM Watson’s Ability to Mine It

Pennsylvania State University

Tyagi, Mayank

IBM Power8 Cognos/Spss Petroluem Geothermal science analytics

Louisiana State University

Williams, Laurie

Identifying and Consolidating Security Requirements in Standard Documents

North Carolina State University

Wolovick, Nicolas

Resilient Scale-Out for Deep Learning on Power Systems

Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

Xie, Bing

Cognitive Analysis on Claim Data

Peking University

Xiong, Qingyu

2016 IBM Academic Days & International Conference on Service Science collaboration

Chongqing University

Xue, Xiangyang / Zhang, Qi

Profile enrichment and client purchase propensity estimation for digital marketing

Fudan University

Zhao, Weidong

Writing a textbook on analysis and cognitive computing using IBM solution

Fudan University

Core Technologies

Name
Project title
University

Albertson, Lance

IBM's OpenPOWER and PowerLinux initiatives at the Open Source Lab (OSUOSL)

Oregon State University

Babu, S.V.

CMP and Wet Process development for Advanced Cu Interconnects

Clarkson University

Chandrachoodan, Nitin / Kamakoti, V.

Distributed timing and congestion driven placement

Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Madras

Che, Haiying

Chinese System z Annual Contest 2016

Beijing Institute of Technology

DeVigal, Andrew

Digital Storytelling and Social Media support

University of Oregon

Gao, Guangyu

Beijing Institute of Technology in North China Mainframe Application Innovation Base

Beijing Institute of Technology

Gao, Guangyu

Chinese System z User Group Ecosystem 2016

Beijing Institute of Technology

Gizopoulos, Dimitris

Validation of the Address Translation Mechanisms of High-Performance Microprocessors

University of Athens

Gurfinkel, Arie

Modularity and Abstraction for Formal Hardware Verification

University of Waterloo

Huang, Jie

Chinese System z User Group (CDUG) Ecosystem 2016

Tongji University

Jensen, Carlos

OpenStack Migration on POWER at OSUOSL

Oregon State University

Luisier, Mathieu

Influence of defects on the transport properties of nano-devices

ETH Zurich

Michielssen, Eric

HPC University Initiative

University of Michigan

Sun, Ruiheng

Chinese System z User Group (CDUG) Ecosystem 2016

Tongji University

Umphress, David

Concept Trusted Platform Module for Managing Product Functionality

Auburn University

Vasudevan, Shobha

Selecting the best signals for post Silicon debug based on system level user scenarios

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wagner, Sigurd

High-performance thin-film heterojunction devices for large-area and flexible electronics

Princeton University

Witherell, Michael

EUV Photoresist Fundamentals

University of California Berkeley

Cyber Security

Name
Project title
University

Gros, Stjepan

Using IBM Watson for the pentest reconnaissance phase

University of Zagreb

Memheld, Pierre

Strategic Information Analysis Method Course

University of Strasbourg

Osorio, Carolina

IOT enabled smarter transportation with network control

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rizvi, Syed

Hybrid Security System/Program

Pennsylvania State University - Altoona

Ryoo, Jungwoo

Internet of Everything (IoE) and You

Pennsylvania State University - Altoona

Sichitiu, Mihail

Geographically Distributed Collision Avoidance System

North Carolina State University

Skjellum, Anthony

Accelerated Machine Learning for Cyber Security and Forensics on IBM Power8 with nVIDIA GP-GPUs

Auburn University

Smarter

Name
Project title
University

Erdman, Andrew

Moringa Farm Development

Pennsylvania State University

Han, Weili

Designing the trust model system in the Internet of agriculture things based on IBM Bluemix IoT

Fudan University

Lu. Kun

Intelligent Industrial Manufacture Operation Center based on IBM Power Linux

Dalian University of Technology

Pisu, Pierluigi

Virtual Reality Enhanced Driving Simulator: Part 1 – System Integration

Clemson University

Sangermano, Marco

Development of polymeric gas sensor for the fabrication of electronic nose

Politecnico di Torino

Congratulations to the following faculty who have been selected for IBM Faculty awards granted in 2015.

Big Data / Analytics

Name
Project Title
University

Abraham, Chon

1) Analytics of Health Services Delivery: AND 2) Cognitive Cyber Defense in Health Services

College of William and Mary

Belanger, David

Systems of Data

Stevens Institute of Technology

Borgonovo,Emanuele

Neural Newtorks, Regression Trees and the Robust Identification of Key drivers in Complex Computational Codes

Bocconi University

Brown, Don

Data as an Organization Asset

University of Virginia

Bulut, Ahmet

A Framework for Holistic Event Analysis in a Big Data Ecosystem

Istanbul Sehir University

Byrd, Greg

Acceleration of Big Data Applications on POWER8

North Carolina State University

Cha, Steve

Smarter Cities for a Safer Planet and the Internet of Things

Swansea University

Chen, Jian

Big data enablement on supply chain risk management in China market

Tsinghua University

Cheung, Ying Kuen

Behavioral modeling through adaptive randomization for optimal mobile intervention

Columbia University

Chirkova,Rada

Investigation of detecting and improving data readiness on the IBM Power Platform

North Carolina State University

Crumbly, Jack

The impact of Big Data Analytics on Supply Chain Network Processes

Tuskegee University

Devetsikiotis, Mike

Developing and modeling a prototype smart system of engagement

North Carolina State University

Diamond, Sara

Developing sustainable cities with varied stakeholders using visual analytics

OCAD University

Ding,Gangyi

Low Carbon Analytics and Trading System in China

Beijing Institute of Technology

Fryer, Roland

Next Generation Education

Harvard University

Fu, Haohuan

Powering Reserve Time Migration through Heterogeneous OpenPOWER Platforms

Tsinghua University

Gao, Yan

Efficiency improvement for renewable energy prediction

Tongji University

Gao, Zhen

Supporting Techniques and System Implementation of Highly Consumable Business Analytics System

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Hao, Liaogang

Smart Retail in the Age of Big Data

Southwest Jiaotong University

He, Jingrui

Deep Heterogeneous Models for Cost Reduction in Process Optimization

Arizona State University

Heil, Margaret

Computer Science Senior Design Center

North Carolina State University

Hollar, Seth

Networking Platform for Automated Vehicle Transit

North Carolina State University

Hongfei, Fan

Highly Consumable Business Analytics: Architectures, Techniques and Solutions

Tongji University

Huang, Jie

Protein Goggle, an efficient Bioinformatics solution through Heterogeneous OpenPOWER Platforms

Tongji University

Huang, Jie

Tongji University

CDUG Ecosystem 2015

Jia, Jianmin Lau, Kinnam

A100 Program

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Jones-Farmer, Allison

IBM/CADS Data Analytics Project

Miami University

Krim, Hamid

Towards a Unified Platform for Analytics

North Carolina State University

Liu, Yan

Customer Persona Creation using Large-scale Spatial-Temporal Data

University of Southern California

Luedtke, James

Advanced techniques for stochastic integer programming

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Malloy, Alisha

Internet2 Net+ VCL Project Service Validation Project - NCCU

North Caroina Central University

Malony, Allen

OpenPOWER performance measurement using the Tuning and Analysis Utilities (TAU)

University of Oregon

Mandrioli, Dino

Parallel analysis of Big Data

Politecnico di Milano

Miltgen, Caroline Lancelot

Perceived value, risks and conditions of acceptance of in-store technologies

AUDENCIA School of Management

Misra, Veena

For sensor-based IoT related teaching and research using Bluemix and SoftLayer services

North Carolina State University

Pandey, Gaurav

Harnessing the diversity of solutions in crowdsourced-based Challenges

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Perakis, Georgia

Personalized Bundle and Price Recommendations

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Quintarelli, Elisa

SOFIA: Semi-autOmatic Financial Information Analytics

Politecnico di Milano

Raileanu, Silviu

IBM ILOG CPLEX constraint programming optimization of manufacturing resource scheduling

University Politehnica of Bucharest

Rao, Weixiong

Unified Hybrid Data Processing Engine for DB2 on zOS

Tongji University

Self, Richard

Big Data & Analytics EdCon 2015

University of Derby

Siladi, Vladimir

IBM BI4 UMB (IBM Business Intelligence for IBM)

Matej Bel University

Skiera, Bernd

Gaining customer Insights through Big Data Analytics (together with ING DiBa)

Goethe University

Streck, John

Investigation of new data ingestion technique as part of data readiness on the IBM Power Platform

North Carolina State University

Sun, Ping

Multiple Consistency Group Advisor (MCGA)

Tongji University

Trivedi, Kishor

Enhancing System Health Check tools to detect Software Aging and identify Mandelbugs

Duke University

Uprichard, Emma

Big Data and Real Time Analytics: Ethics and Data Linkage

University of Warwick

Wang Haiying

Prediction of PM2.5 using Deep Belief Networks

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Yeoh, William

Watson Analytics Worldwide Inter-Universities Competition

Deakin University

Yesha, Yaacov

Internet2 Net+ Services Validation project for VCL-SoftLayer

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Yu, Ming

Research on energy efficiency based on big data analytics

Tsinghua University

Zhang, Xingjun

Constructing Elastic MOOCs Infrastructure with Software Defined Storages

Xi'an Jiaotong University

Zhao, Weidong

Development Project of Faculty Enablement Kit for IBM U100 Program

Fudan University

Cloud

Name
Project title
University

Aldinucci, Marco

Apache Spark Optimization

University of Turin

Butt, Ali R.

Cost-Aware Cloud Monitoring and Metering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Dwolatzky, Barry

1.Bluemix and Watson in support of digital innovation and entrepreneurship

University of the Witwatersrand

Gandhi, Anshul

AutoScaling for Cloud Applications

Stony Brook University

Gao, Guangyu

Developer Community Cloud on z Systems in Beijing Institute of Technology

Beijing Institute of Technology

Grant, Donna

V.I.C.T.O.R.Y. in the Cloud through K-12 Partnership Relationships

North Caroina Central University

Gupta, Rachana

In-classroom projects in support of the IBM Extreme Red Cloud

North Carolina State University

Hachem, Elie

University HPC Cloud: AfterMOOC Cloud

MINES Paris Tech

Hromkovic, Juraj

A prototype for CS-0 / CS-1 programming interface in Bluemix

ETH Zurich

Jones, Paul

Keeping the Historic Web Alive and Accessible: Preserving and Serving

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Klein, Matt

Extreme Orange

Clemson University

Kono, Kenji

Virtualizing and Migrating GPU for the Cloud

Keio University

Kraemer, Eileen

Extreme Orange

Clemson University

Liu, Chi

Performance Analysis of Apache Spark on System z

Beijing Institute of Technology

Manaris, Bill

JythonMusic in Bluemix: Creative Programming for the Masses

College of Charleston

Martin, Jim

Extreme Orange

Clemson University

McGregor, John

Virtual Integration for the Internet of Things

Clemson University

Monroy, Ruben Garnica

Creating databases of citizen participation and its territorial incidence

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Reiter, Michael

Side-channel defense in multi-tenant cloud environments

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Rodriguez-Rivera, Gustavo

Purdue University

Purdue University

Shen, Helen

Towards Green Transportation: A Cloud-based Hierarchical Network for Vehicle Velocity Optimization

Clemson University

Sichitiu, Mihail

Sensor Network Collection for Bluemix

North Carolina State University

Smith, Philip

Digital Resilience In Vital Infrastructure

Ohio State University

Turchek, John

IBM Enterprise Systems Curriculum

Robert Morris University

Urgaonkar, Bhuvan

Cost-Effective Resource Procurement Techniques for Tenants of Cloud Computing

Pennsylvania State University

Woods, David

Digital Resilience In Vital Infrastructure

Ohio State University

Cognitive Computing

Name
Project title
University

Aroyo, Lora

Development and delivery of a Watson University Course (cognitive computing).

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Benatallah, Boualem

Cognitive BPM

University of New South Wales

Boracchi, Giacomo

Anomaly Detection in Anatomical Brain Images by Sparse Representations

Politecnico di Milano

Bozkurt, Alper

Wearable Sensors for IoT using Bluemix and SoftLayer

North Carolina State University

Crittenden, Camille

Bluemix and Cognitive Computing for innovative research and start-ups.

University of California Berkeley (CITRIS)

De Raedt, Luc

Solving Combinatorics and Probability Problems in Natural Language

University of Leuven - KU Leuven

Demirkan, Haluk

Enabling Smart Cities with Cognitive Assistance Framework

University of Washington - Tacoma

Demirkan, Haluk

Deep Analytics and Deep Learning: Leveraging Watson’s Deep Thinking and Smart Services for Personalized Recommendations

University of Washington - Tacoma

Feng, Yansong

Question Answering for Green Horizon

Peking University

Finin, Tim

Populating Knowledge Bases with Information Extracted from Text Documents

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Goel, Ashok

Cognitive Systems for Biologically Inspired Design

Georgia Institute of Technology

Greiner, Russell

Machine-learning approaches to characterizing mental disorders using fMRI data

PUniversity of Alberta

Ji, Linong

Cognitive Decision Intelligence for Healthcare

Peking University People's Hospital

Larson, Richard

Outreach – Smart Service Systems

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Liberti, Leo

Creation of a Cognitive Computing IBM Watson syllabus at Ecole Polytechnique

Ecole Polytechique

Mandl, Peter

Cognitive Computing @ University of Applied Sciences Munich

Munich University of Applied Sciences

Moschitti, Alessandro

Hybrid Knowledge Retrieval for Dialog and Question Answering

University of Trento

Mueller, Rolf

Neuromorphic network representations of audio signals based on spike times

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Mukherjee, Animesh

Watson and Bluemix Use Cases

University of Florence

Pavone, Francesco

Word senses to entity roles: Mining scopes from big data

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Porter, Bruce

A Model Curriculum for Cognitive Computing for University Courses

University of Texas at Austin

Rafaeli, Anat

Emotion in Twitter Service Interactions between Customers and Service Agents

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Rontani, Damien

Physical Foundations for Neuromorphic Computation

CentraleSupelec

Rouse, William

Human Interaction With Autonomous Service Systems

Stevens Institute of Technology

Semeraro, Giovanni

University Bari

Deep Learning to boost Cognitive Question Answering

Valerdi, Ricardo

Teaching Watson Moneyball

University of Arizona

Wan, Xiaojun

Automatic Dialogue Generation using Deep Learning

Peking University

Wang, Liwei

Machine Learning for Watson Question Answering(QA)

Peking University

Wang, Yaodong

Joint PhD Training Program on Cognitive Computing

Washington University in St. Louis

Wang, Yong

Large-Scale, Multi-Modality Medical Imaging Pipeline for Functional and Microstructural Computation Based on Power8 High Performance Computing Environments

Harbin Institute of Technoloogy

Xia, Fei

Bootstrapping NLP systems for low-resource languages

University of Washington

Xie, Bing

Cognitive Decision Intelligence for Healthcare

Peking University

Yablonsky, Sergey

Cloud Analytics

St. Petersburg State University

Core Technologies

Name
Project title
University

Agonafer, Dereje

Effect of data center temperature and humidity on information technology equipment reliability

University of Texas at Arlingfton

Albertson, Lance

OpenPOWER University Challenge – 2015 Phase 2

Oregon State University

Alivisatos, Paul

EUV Photoresist Fundamentals

University of California Berkeley

Antonakopoulos, Theodore

Associative Memory in Distributed Storage Systems (AMeDiS)

University of Patras

Appenzeller, Joerg

Improved Spintronic devices

Purdue University

Byrd, Greg

Acceleration of Business Analytics using POWER and CAPI

North Carolina State University

Corridori, Angelo

Enterprise Computing – Hands On! (Echo!) iBook

Marist College

Cressler, John

Optimizing SiGe technology for Enabling Internet-of-Things Applications

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gloster, Clay

Fostering Impactful IT Project Experiences Using zLinux and Open Source

North Carolina A & T University

Govindaraju, Madhusudhan

Use CAPI on Power8 system to provide high performance solution for the attached devices.

SUNY at Binghamton

Hardiman, Howard

Fostering Impactful IT Project Experiences Using zLinux and Open Source

North Carolina A & T University

Hubicka, Jan

GCC Compiler Optimizations for POWER

Charles University in Prague

Ma, Tso-ping

FEDRAM: A Capacitor-less DRAM for Embedded Technology

Yale University

Mishchenko, Alan

ABC Logic Optimization Engine for System Level Synthesis

University of California Berkeley

Mishra, Prabhatn

Leveraging Pre-Silicon Efforts for Efficient Post-Silicon Validation and Debug

University of Florida

Randles, Amanda

Optimizing Large-scale Models of Hemodynamics in the Human Vasculature

Duke University

Sammakia, Bahgat

Maximizing the energy gains through containment

SUNY at Binghamton

Tseng, Jane

Toward a Cognitive System for Accelerated Discovery of Polymers - Recognition of Semantic Expressions for Polymers

National Taiwan University

Wagner, Sigurd

Plasma-CVD of amorphous silicon layers for advanced heterojunction devices

Princeton University

Cyber Security

Name
Project title
University

Ganesh, Vijay

String solvers for mobile and cloud security/td>

University of Waterloo

Skarmeta, Antonio

ASPECT4IoT

Universidad de Murcia

Internet of Things

Name
Project title
University

Viniotis, Yannis

IoT related teaching and research using Bluemix and SoftLayer services

North Carolina State University

Mobile / Social

Name
Project title
University

Choudhury, Romit Roy

Smartwatch based Gesture Recognition and its Applications to Orthopedic Recovery

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Conover, David

Mods to Minecraft

Connally High School

Hong, Jason

UniAuth: Streamlining Authentication for Pervasive Computing

Carnegie Mellon University

Tim Hunter

Birch Box – digital discovery box delivering targeted innovations to consumers

University of Connecticut

Tim Hunter

The TAP Project – Explore the innovator/developer journey for innovations

University of Connecticut

Smarter Planet / Cities

Name
Project title
University

Berrone, Pascual

Smart Governance: How to make Smart Cities work

IESE Business School of Univ. of Navarra

Chu, Dianhui

Build solutions based on IBM analytics technology

Harbin Institute of Technology

Freund, Louis

Innovation Center for T shaped graduates

San Jose State University

Grijalva, Carlos (Santiago)

Real-Time Energy Management Advisory System (EMAS)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Hambaba, Ahmed

SJSU Innovation Design Center (IDC)

San Jose State University

Huo, Deming

The conceptual framework of IT Economics

Peking University

Kwan, Steve

Smart Service System Design

San Jose State University

Lalanda, Philippe

Software platform for the development and execution of pervasive applications.

University Joseph Fourier

Lieberman-Aiden, E

OpenPOWER University Contest – 2015

Rice University

Liu, Tsai Lu

Spatial UX

North Carolina State University

Lucic, Richard

Technology Services Support for Diversity in Computer Science Education

Duke University

Oriolo, Gianpaolo

Robust route planners for public transport

Universita di Tor Vergata

Rodger, Susan

Increasing Diversity in Computer Science Through Teachers in Secondary Schools

Duke University

IBM OCR Awards Recipients

Since the early 2000s, the IBM Global University Open Collaboration Research (OCR) Award program promoted the development of open source software and related industry standards. The program proved true to its original mission; over the years, it provided the seedbed for deep collaboration between IBM and university participants to develop and release source code that would be openly shared and maintained by developer communities.

The best practices around Open Source are now so ingrained in information technology and the university sector that IBM has sunset this award. Many thanks to all of the participants that made this concept so successful.

Congratulations to the 2017 awardees!

University
Project title
Faculty

Bar-Ilan University

Natural Language Generation

Yoav Goldberg

Boston University

Scalable System/Software Discovery & Configuration Analytics for a Secure & Resilient Cloud

Ayse Coskun

Carnegie Mellon University

City Modeling from Crowd-sourced First Person Videos

Kris Kitani

Columbia University

New methods in modern Artificial Intelligence

David Blei

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dynamically Changing Occupations

David Autor

Purdue University

Causal Inference in Machine Learning

Elias Bareinboim

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

High Performance, Low Energy End-to-End Big Data Transfer

Tevfik Kosar, Murat Demirbas

University of California -Los Angeles

Causal Inference in Machine Learning

Judea Pearl

University of Texas at Austin

Active Visual Perception: Learning How to Move and Where to Look

Kristen Grauman

Congratulations to the 2016 awardees!

University
Project title
Faculty

Boston University

Scalable System/Software Discovery & Configuration Analytics for a Secure & Resilient Cloud

Ayse Coskun

Carnegie Mellon University

City Modeling from Crowd-sourced First Person Videos

Kris Kitani

Rice University

Sensor-driven Quality of Life for Elders

Ashutosh Sabharwal

Rice University

Question Generation & Assessment

Richard Baraniuk

Stanford University

Protégé for Automated Knowledge Base Construction

Mark Musen

University of Maryland at College Park

DynInst and DCS platform

Jeffrey Hollingsworth

Congratulations to the 2015 awardees!

University
Project title
Faculty

Bar-Ilan University

Natural Language Generation

Yoav Goldberg

Boston University

Scalable System/Software Discovery & Configuration Analytics for a Secure & Resilient Cloud

Ayse Coskun

Carnegie Mellon University

City Modeling from Crowd-sourced First Person Videos

Kris Kitani

Columbia University

New methods in modern Artificial Intelligence

David Blei

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dynamically Changing Occupations

David Autor

Purdue University

Causal Inference in Machine Learning

Elias Bareinboim

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

High Performance, Low Energy End-to-End Big Data Transfer

Tevfik Kosar, Murat Demirbas

University of California -Los Angeles

Causal Inference in Machine Learning

Judea Pearl

University of Texas at Austin

Active Visual Perception: Learning How to Move and Where to Look

Kristen Grauman