IBM is a great place to work because there are so many smart people. And the best of the bunch are called IBM Fellows.
The IBM Fellows program was founded in 1962 by Thomas J. Watson, Jr., as a way to promote creativity among the company’s “most exceptional” technical professionals. The following year, the first appointments were made and the tradition has since carried on every year. The Fellow honor acknowledges an IBM Researcher’s important contributions and industry-leading innovations in developing some of the world’s most important technologies.
Recently, IBM announced a record number of eleven scientists to the 2014 class of IBM Fellows. The 2014 IBM Fellows have influenced a broad array of technologies in the following areas: Brain-inspired cognitive computing, security platforms, computational science, cloud computing, business database and analytics, and high performance, enterprise storage technologies. IBM Fellows have a history of pushing the boundaries of science and technology to deliver improved solutions for constantly changing, global business needs.
The 2014 IBM Fellows represent a microcosm of IBM’s diverse global research and technical community. Their backgrounds vary—from a village in southern India to the holy city of Jerusalem to a small town in central Kentucky. However, from different starting points, today these 11 leaders in their respective fields have reached the same destination…they are now IBM Fellows.
Congrats to the new IBM Fellows!
- Sandy Bird – Security Systems
- Rhonda Childress – Strategic outsourcing
- Alessandro Curioni – Molecular Simulation
- Tamar Eilam – Virtualized and Cloud Infrastructure Management
- Mike Haydock – Business Analytics and Optimization
- Namik Hrle – Information Management and Analytics
- Dharmendra Modha – Cognitive Computing
- Saska Mojsilovic – Predictive Modeling and Optimization
- Krishna Ratakonda –Workforce Science – Service delivery, Resource planning and Performance analysis
- Shiv Vaithyanathan – Cognitive Computing
- Andy Walls – Flash Storage Technology