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Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper

Pat Goldberg Best Paper Awards for 2010 announced Winning papers focus on double patterning lithography, the distinct elements problem, discrepancy minimization and nested virtualization.

Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

IBM Research announces winner of 2010 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship Colin Blundell received the award for promising research in computer architecture.

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April 19, 2012

The beauty and mystery of mathematicsIBM researcher Cliff Pickover, author of The Math Book and winner of the 2011 Neumann Prize, blogs about the biennial Gathering 4 Gardner meeting. [A Smarter Planet Blog]

April 5, 2012

Free iPad app from IBM reinvents iconic '60s era exhibit on history of mathematics App marks the impact of math on the world and pays tribute to Mathematica exhibit created by design team of Charles and Ray Eames.

April 1, 2012

Seven new IBM Fellows join a distinguished tradition of excellence and innovation Three are from IBM Research: Paul Coteus, Ron Fagin and Ruchir Puri.


November 24, 2011

Portuguese IBM Scientific Prize awarded Alexandra Silva received the prize for work associated with a paper called Quantitative Kleene coalgebras.

November 18, 2011

Jeopardy! winnings spur IBM and Scripps Research Institute collaboration to fight against malaria Project to use 2 million PCs to crunch numbers, compress 100 years of research into just one.

November 17, 2011

IBM Watson visits Stanford and UC Berkeley to engage the next generation of leaders The event brought together some of the brightest academic minds to collaborate on the use of advanced analytics, such as those powering Watson, to transform the way the world does business.

November 2, 2011

The Genographic Project confirms humans migrated out of Africa through Arabia IBM-National Geographic scientific consortium has developed an analytical method that traces the relationship between genetic sequences from patterns of recombination – the process by which molecules of DNA are broken up and recombine to form new pairs.

October 24, 2011

From ruins to recovery Haifa researcher Gilad Saadoun joins CSC post-tsunami recovery efforts in Sendai, Japan.

IBM opens $50 million Smarter Cities challenge grant program to 2012 applicants The deadline for 2012 grant applications is December 16.

October 22, 2011

2011 World Series social media sentiment analysis USC Annenberg Social Sentiment uses IBM Social Analytics technology to analyze millions of tweets to assess public social media engagement and opinion about sports, film, retail and fashion. Read the press release.

October 17, 2011

11th annual Grace Hopper Conference wants women to ask "what if" Keynote speaker at the November 9-12 event in Portland, Oregon (US) is Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook. Registration deadline: October 20, 2011

October 16, 2011

IBM expands analytics and risk management capability in Ireland IBM partners with University College Cork; Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology; Science Foundation Ireland and IBM Research scientists in Zurich, Switzerland and Yorktown Heights, NY to develop advanced risk analytics technologies.

September 12, 2011

IBM Academy of Technology welcomes new members Fifteen of 58 inductees are from IBM Research facilities around the world.

September 1, 2011

IBM Research chess tournament results Twenty-two compete in fifth annual tournament as Amit Dhurandhar takes first place.

August 24, 2011

Made in IBM Labs: New flood prediction technology simulates rivers 100x faster than real time First of a Kind project to simulate millions of river miles at once, boost flood preparedness.

July 11, 2011

Mercury programmer: We are riding on the shoulders of giants Arthur Cohen, mathematician and engineer who managed IBM team that supported Project Mercury, recalls IBM's centrality to the NASA project.

June 7, 2011

IBM's Centennial and Almaden's 25th anniversary celebration IBMers listened to IBM historian Emerson Pugh, SVP and Director of Research John Kelly and IBM Fellow John Cohn reflect on discoveries that put San Jose Research division on the map.

May 27, 2011

Memorial Day 2011: Fewer trip cancellations expected, Web analysis reveals Analytics software draws insight from blogs, tweets and other social media.

May 23, 2011

IBM donates top undergraduate computing capability to Union College Intelligent Cluster will expand the use of deep analytics and computer-driven research projects at undergraduate liberal arts college in Schenectady, NY.

May 20, 2011

Dubuque, Iowa and IBM combine analytics, cloud computing and community engagement to conserve water IBM Research technologies aid in reducing water utilization by 6.6 percent and increased leak detection and response eightfold. [IBM press release]

May 12, 2011

They Were There: Meet the people who changed the way the world works Errol Morris directs movie about the growth of IBM computing technologies -- and how they led to global social and economic change. Music by Philip Glass. [YouTube]

May 11, 2011

ICM selects IBM to fuel national science IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer -- a cooperative project among IBM (IBM Rochester and the Thomas J. Watson Research Center), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy and academia -- will enable further advances in molecular biology, cosmology, neuroinformatics and material sciences at University of Warsaw.

May 5, 2011

Found in space: Lessons about the role of computing from NASA's Mercury program Blogger pays tribute to Arthur Cohen, the IBM mathematician who helped program the computers on the first Mercury flight into space -- and ultimately helped begin data analytics, a mainstay of IBM's business offerings today.

April 28, 2011

Yale School of Management and IBM collaborate to prepare students with analytics skills for the next generation of jobs IBM and Yale work on an academic initiative that will provide analytics and training resources to MBA students.

March 24, 2011

IBM Introduces cloud-based social media analytics capabilities for marketers New software informs and enables marketers with actionable insight.

March 23, 2011

Southeast Texas Medical Associates building strong post-treatment care programs with IBM Business Analytics Software Analytics helps practice reduce hospital readmissions by twenty-two percent in first six months.

February 18, 2011

What's all this about P not equalling NP? Ken Clarkson, Ron Fagin and Ryan Williams look back on the Deolalikar affair and offer up an analysis of it.


October 19, 2010

IBM Research announces winner of 2010 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship Colin Blundell received the fellowship for promising research in computer architecture.

October 13, 2010

John Cohn gets jiggy with kids over computer engineering IBM Fellow presents electrifying evidence for an exciting career in science. (YouTube)

Last updated on May 7, 2012