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Alessandro Curioni
IBM Fellow, Vice President Europe and Director IBM Research - Zurich
Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
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Dr. Alessandro Curioni was named Vice President and Director of the IBM Research – Zurich Lab in 2015.

Dr. Curioni is an internationally renowned 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.

In 2014, Dr. Curioni was promoted to the rank of IBM Fellow, the corporation's highest technical recognition. In 2013, he was a member of the winning team recognized with the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize by setting a new record of 14 Petaflops in simulation performance. Moroever, Dr. Curioni and his colleagues received the PRACE Award in 2012 for their research on particle accelerator simulations and optimization.

Dr. Curioni started at IBM Research – Zurich as a PhD student in 1993 before officially joining as a research staff member in 1998. Prior to becoming Vice President and Director, he was head of the former Cognitive Computing and Computational Sciences department.

Dr. Curioni received his undergraduate degree in Theoretical Chemistry and his Ph.D. from Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy.