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Alessandro Curioni
IBM Fellow, Department Head, Cognitive Computing and Computational Sciences, Member AOT Leadership Team
Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland
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Dr. Alessandro Curioni was named Vice President and Director of the IBM Research - Zurich Lab in 2015.

He joined IBM Research - Zurich in 1998 as a Research Staff Member of the Computational Biochemistry and Materials Science Group.

Since then he has been developing and applying advanced computational methods to the study of materials issues related to IBM core and exploratory technologies and to the investigation of important molecular processes in the field of Life Sciences.

His current research interests are the development of simulation frameworks to investigate complex systems and the development of in silico science methods in general.

Alessandro Curioni is an internationally renowned expert on high-performance computing and is active in the scale-out of Deep Computing applications on novel massively parallel computers such as BlueGene.

Recently, he has expanded his research interests to include novel computing paradigms, such as neuromorphic and quantum computing.

From 2007 to 2015, he was head of the Cognitive Computing and Computational Sciences department.

He has been a member of the IBM Academy of Technology since 2011 and became an IBM Fellow, IBM's highest internal technical distinction, in April of 2014.