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IBM Research - IBM Computer Science story archive: 2011

These stories appeared on IBM Computer Science in 2011.

December 23, 2011

Picture stories: A curriculum of analytics University students are working alongside IBM researchers on tools to put data to good use. [A Smarter Planet blog]

December 22, 2011

The payoff from the IBM-Google University research cloud “This is bread and butter for researchers like me,” says Naphtali Rishe, director of Florida International University’s High Performance Database Research Center. [IBM Research blog]

December 19, 2011

IBM creates Smarter Cities Exploration Center in collaboration with the University of Guadalajara in Mexico The Center, the first of its kind in Latin America, will receive technical and intellectual guidance from IBM global research lab experts.

IBM reveals five innovations that will change our lives within five years The IBM annual list of innovations -- in energy, security, mind reading, mobile and analytics -- that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years.

IBM Research announces 2012 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship All materials for the one-year fellowship are due by January 22, 2012.

December 5, 2011

Haifa colloquium ponders future of healthcare IBM Research - Haifa centennial colloquium investigates the transformation of doctor-patient decision-making.

December 1, 2011

Dave Ferrucci at Computer History Museum: How it all began and what's next A team of 28 researchers in the areas of natural language processing, software architecture, information retrieval, machine learning and knowledge representation and reasoning led to a combination of sophisticated hardware and software that understands natural language and delivers a single, precise answer with confidence and evidence for its decision.

November 29, 2011

Is the relationship evolving to doctor, patient, computer? Change is in the offing thanks to the enormous increase in available diagnostic data. Story and video. [IBM developerWorks]

Modeling the planet's future President of International Center for Earth Simulation aims to create database that will combine features of Google Earth with dynamic info about weather, climate, environment and biodiversity. Story and video. [IBM Research blog]

November 24, 2011

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

November 21, 2011

"It’s exciting when an experiment finally works" IBM scientist Werner Escher received the 2011 HILTI Award for innovative research for his outstanding PhD thesis on new liquid cooling technologies for microprocessors.

November 18, 2011

The next grand challenge in computing Frontiers of IT colloquium hosted panel that included leaders from Johns Hopkins Applied Information Sciences, Flybridge Venture Capital, Ericsson and Sproxil.

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.

November 1, 2011

IBM and ABB scientists collaborate to improve energy transmission for more efficient grids With advanced simulations and supercomputing power, the Swiss scientists have simulated realistic models of the material comprising approximately one million atoms.

Seeing and feeling shapes described by a stream of sound Researchers at IBM - Tokyo have developed a method to convert Web images into a real-time stream of sound to help visually impaired people sense shapes. [IBM Research blog]

October 31, 2011

IBM Watson heads to Harvard, MIT to explore future of technology in business The event brings together some of the brightest academic minds to collaborate on the use of advanced analytics, like those powering Watson, to transform the way the world does business.

October 27, 2011

Healthcare modeling: What is or what if? William B. Rouse talks about a Georgia Tech-IBM collaboration to develop computational models, statistical estimations and interactive visualizations that put health outcomes ahead of delivery of reimbursable procedures. Read related press release.

IBM, Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland focus on renewable energy SEAI works with IBM - Ireland and Ireland’s Marine Institute to use real-time streaming analytics to monitor underwater noise generated by wave energy conversion devices.

October 26, 2011

Coding and loading in Las Vegas How a team of IBM researchers helped transform the way video is stored. [A Smarter Planet Blog]

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 21, 2011

We won an Emmy! A Fox-IBM Research project born out of Almaden won an Engineering Emmy award for Innovation from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Read the press release.

October 19, 2011

The frontiers of IT: IBM Research colloquium Envisioning a future in which technology creates a new class of systems that go beyond capacity, speed, and complex analytics to begin augmenting human intelligence -- with people as a central part of the system. Video interview with Dario Gil, program director, Energy Technology and Strategy at IBM Research.

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 8, 2011

Sensors and the City: IBM exhibit visualizes today's urban problems -- and potential solutions IBM "Think" exhibit analyzes data to create virtual representations of wasted drinking water, solar-energy potential, traffic snarls, air quality and credit card transactions in and around NYC.

October 5, 2011

IBM Research - Brazil: Using science to make the most of abundance Natural resources management was the subject of an October 5th colloquium, where researchers and scientists spoke about the potential and challenges they face. [A Smarter Planet Blog]

October 3, 2011

Made in IBM Labs: IBM donating cooperative Web technology that enables life changing healthcare solutions Software code will help healthcare and other industries share Web-based content in real time.

September 28, 2011

FOAK Tales: IBM and DC Water Researchers from IBM Watson and China labs used data to create analytics models to improve D.C. water system.

September 27, 2011

IBM puts on a big data viz show, streaming real-time data about NYC Fast Company reviews IBM centennial exhibit at Lincoln Center in NYC. [Fast Company]

High-tech companies to invest $4 billion in New York State, Cuomo says New research and development activities may lead to the construction of chip plants in several years. [The New York Times]

September 26, 2011

IBM Research - Almaden centennial colloquia "Planet Scale Analytics" More than 150 eminent leaders in the area of big data and massive scale analytics participated.

September 20, 2011

You get to see the impact of your research U.S. summer interns visit IBM Research - Zurich for two months.

September 15, 2011

New silicon glue could help create 3D mega-systems IBM Fellow and VP of Innovation Bernie Meyerson talks about looming but inconvenient chip technology truths. [A Smarter Planet Blog]

September 12, 2011

WellPoint and IBM announce agreement to put Watson to work in healthcare Watson's ability to process vast amounts of information will help physicians and nurses identify the most likely diagnosis and treatment options for their patients. Related video. [IBM press release]

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

September 9, 2011

Cross-lingual text mining IBM Research - Tokyo develops system that lets users access customer and manufacturing data in non-Japanese languages. [IBM Research blog]

September 7, 2011

3M and IBM to develop new types of adhesives to create 3D semiconductors IBM Research partnership leads to development of densely stacked silicon “towers” that will create a computer chip 1,000 times faster than the fastest microprocessor today. [IBM press release and video]

September 1, 2011

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

Joe Jaskinski talks about the World Community Grid Read or listen to the IBM Distinguished Engineer give a status report on the virtual supercomputer project.

100 years of IBM: The Cell Broadband Engine A look back at the Sony-Toshiba-IBM collaboration that resulted in creating the "supercomputer on a chip." [IBM 100 / Icons of Progress]

Turtles all the way down Decisive breakthrough from IBM researchers introduces nested virtualization for x86 hypervisors.

August 29, 2011

Meet Alexander Amini: Another person for a smarter planet His love of tennis led to the development of an automated system for macro motion refinement. [A Smarter Planet blog]

IBM and Jeopardy! Relive history with encore presentation of Jeopardy!: The IBM Challenge Episodes to air September 12, 13, 14 at local times.

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.

August 18, 2011

IBM unveils cognitive computing chips "Brain chip" emulates human being's abilities for perception, action and thinking. IBM Research Blog post

August 15, 2011

IBM Research announces winner of 2011 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship Daniel Wichs receives annual IBM fellowship to pursue research in cryptography.

August 4, 2011

The story of a company and a century At Computer History Museum, IBM CEO says that the fundamental purpose of the IT industry is to create economic value from the discoveries of science.

August 1, 2011

How IBM is digitizing the world's text After combining Social Accessibility tool with CONCERT to create full-text digitization system for the National Diet Library, IBM researchers in Tokyo aim to give users complete access to digitized information. [IBM Research blog]

July 28, 2011

IBM announces new innovation lab dedicated to technology services The global lab will accelerate the expansion of real-time analytics and software automation in IBM's technology services offerings and its global services delivery capabilities. [press release]

Stefan Nusser named Almaden lead for Services Innovation Lab In 5-minute video, he provides some thoughts on the motivations, goals and ideal outcomes of the SIL. [IBM Research blog]

July 27, 2011

Can machines learn? You bet Analytics experts flock to Haifa to learn forward-looking solutions in machine learning.

July 26, 2011

Meet Dan Iancu: Person for a smarter planet Goldstine Fellow becomes assistant professor at Stanford School of Business. [Smarter Planet Blog]

July 22, 2011

Almadan's Rich Freitas blogs about the enduring power of GPFS Highly scalable, clustered parallel file system overcomes key challenges of managing file backup and data archiving. Press release.

July 18, 2011

Science: Now, that's EXITEing! IBM Haifa technology camp encourages teenage girls to pursue a technology career.

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.

July 8, 2011

Controlling a document based on user behavioral signals detected from a 3D captured image stream Inventors' Corner: IBM patent describes a technique that lets an individual use gestures and movements to search the Web or automatically create a document. [IBM Research blog]

June 30, 2011

Made in IBM Labs: IBM scientists demonstrate computer memory breakthrough Reliable multi-bit phase-change memory technology demonstrated. [IBM press release]

IBM and University of Ghana sign collaboration agreement to support skills development and IT growth IBM Fellow Mark Dean participates in signing ceremony and delivers lecture on the use of IT to improve management of natural resources. [IBM press release]

June 20, 2011

Supersize my systems and storage Researchers at SYSTOR2011 push the boundaries for clouds, distributed systems, virtual environments and energy issues.

June 13, 2011

IBM's Watson Computing System Honored as "Person of the Year" Top award at 15th Annual Webby Awards -- Internet's highest honor -- is termed "ironic."

June 9, 2011

IBM's graphene breakthrough promises a new generation of wireless devices Article in Science magazine talks about new generation of wireless devices made from this carbon-based material. [A Smarter Planet blog]

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.

June 6, 2011

Chocolate has CHI attendees all atwitter A memorable taste test distinguished IBM Research from other sponsors at CHI2011 in Vancouver.

June 2, 2011

New IBM Cloud Services to address education challenges IBM Research technologies accelerate migration from traditional to cloud computing at North Carolina State University and helps researchers at the University of Rhode Island find funding opportunities. [IBM press release]

June 2011

Making the DNA Transistor a reality IBM scientists are drilling nano-sized holes in computer-like chips and passing DNA strands through them in order to read the information contained within their genetic code.

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.

How well do large virtual gatherings work? An IBM research paper evaluating the successes and failures of a complex virtual conference was among six papers at CHI2011 to bring home best paper and honorable mention awards.

May 22, 2011

IBM’s Watson supercomputer to help diagnose hospital patients Patients can tell the computer what is bothering them and Watson can quickly process that information and spit out a diagnosis that has the highest probability of being correct. [Venture Beat]

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]

IBM ups big data bet with new software, $100 million in research One key tool will be Watson, the natural language system that can be used to help companies ingest and analyze data and flesh out intelligent insights. [Gigaom]

Entrepreneur Felicia Day talks tech, innovation and Watson Actress and gamer talks about emceeing Innovate 2011, the annual IBM Rational conference.

May 18, 2011

IBM and SARA sign collaboration agreement on petascale computing Areas of research include scaling key applications in the Dutch research community to support a large number of cores, new programming tools and Linux system performance, among others.

May 17, 2011

IBM Research patent describes product for tracking grants IBM and the University of Rhode Island collaborate on a tool that combines IBM's data analytics, social networking and optimization software with URI's knowledge of the academic research experience to capitalize on academic research opportunities. [IBM Research blog]

Memories of Benoit Mandelbrot by Michael Frame Yale professor pays tribute to the "architect of a scientific revolution" who spent his most important years at IBM Research.

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 3, 2011

Webby recognizes IBM site for simplifying Congress’ many bills Software researchers at the IBM Research Visual Communications Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts designed the website Many Bills to make congressional legislation easier to digest.

Eight new IBM Fellows join a distinguished tradition of excellence and innovation IBM researchers David Ferrucci and Steven Hunter are among this year's luminaries.

May 1, 2011

New project is likely to give cloud users added peace of mind IBM Research works with European partners to address cloud security and resilience. Interview with Christian Cachin, cryptographer at IBM Research-Zurich. [IBM Systems Magazine]

April 29, 2011

IBM researchers say farewell to commute woes IBM researchers say farewell to commute woes John C. Day and Stefan Nusser leverage a first-of-a-kind learning and predictive analytics tool that analyzes congestion data to help highway and rail commuters sidestep traffic snarl-ups.

April 18, 2011

Young researchers receive IBM Fellowship Four prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship awarded in Ireland for Smarter Cities projects.

IBM Research and University of Illinois work to ensure security before the cyber-attack Open Collaborative Research: The project uses a hypothetical-yet-realistic enterprise model to prevent malicious attacks and accidental failures in mission-critical infrastructures.

IBM researchers take prestigious technology and engineering awards Dan Edelstein and John Richards received 1Q2011 awards for excellence in engineering and computer science.

April 11, 2011

IBM Research – Haifa joins European partners to develop smart grid technology IBM Research joins global consortium to help develop a new generation of distribution network management systems.

IBM R&D powers the chips that power (nearly) everything else IBM Research and technology underlie consumer, communications and computing devices around the world.

April 9, 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]

April 4, 2011

Cheaper network management via wireless cloud Open Collaborative Research: A wireless network cloud project at IBM Research in China gives real meaning to the idea of innovation.

Consortium partners collaborate to forecast financial security breaches New research prevents fraud and cash catastrophes for collaborating financial institutions.

Consortium partners collaborate to forecast financial security breaches New research prevents fraud and cash catastrophes for collaborating financial institutions.

April 1, 2011

Ambassadors of Science come to Rueschlikon Schweizer Jugend Forscht holds its annual meeting at IBM Research - Zurich and hears about the frontiers of nanotechnology. [A Smarter Planet blog]

March 31, 2011

Watson goes to school Students at Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh participated in Watson Symposium. [A Smarter Planet blog]

March 30, 2011

IBM Watson goes to school to engage next generation of innovators Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh students brainstormed on Watson's future at first Watson University Symposium.

March 28, 2011

IBM reinvents patient portal Global research effort combines social applications with advanced online healthcare.

Almaden rank aggregation research expert recognized by IEEE Ronald Fagin wins esteemed technical achievement award for algorithm that stands the test of time.

A chat with Watson project lead Dr. David Ferrucci The chief investigator for IBM’s Deep QA/Watson project was in Austin, Texas for SXSWi 2011 and talked with IBM developerWorks about Watson’s historic win on the Jeopardy game show -- and about what the project means to the developer community.

March 24, 2011

Remotely manage servers with a mobile app A systems administrator can monitor an IBM BladeCenter or System x server with the IBM Mobile Remote Systems application – for free. Guest blog post by IBM Senior Technical Staff Member Patrick Bohrer.

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

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.

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.

March 21, 2011

Chieko Asakawa wins 2011 Anita Borg Institute Technical Leadership Award IBM Fellow and CTO of Accessibility Research and Technology for IBM Research receives annual award.

March 14, 2011

IBM responds to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan IBM is reaching out to major nonprofits and the public sector in Japan.

Ontario campus gets smarter, greener, "bluer" McMaster University uses analytics models to identify energy savings and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

February 28, 2011

Diving into the gene pool Joint IBM-Tel Aviv University research project will advance clinical genomic analysis.

In Japan improved web accessibility for all is urgent task IBM-Tottori Prefecture collaboration results in an innovative accessibility improvement solution for people with disabilities.

February 22, 2011

Universities contribute to Watson's development Academics and scientists at eight universities are helping IBM researchers advance the Question Answering (QA) technology that will enable the Watson computing system to compete against human beings on the U.S. quiz show, Jeopardy!

February 21, 2011

Game on! After seven years of research and planning, thousands of hours of testing and over fifty champion-level sparring matches, Watson is finally ready to face the two greatest Jeopardy! champions in history: Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

February 17, 2011

IBM to Collaborate with Nuance to apply IBM’s "Watson" analytics technology to healthcare Joint Research effort will Integrate IBM’s Watson and Nuance’s Voice and Clinical Language Solutions to provide enhanced access to critical and timely information.

February 15, 2011

Universities contribute to Watson's development Academics and scientists at eight universities help IBM advance the Question Answering (QA) technology that enables the Watson computing system to compete against human beings on the U.S. quiz show, Jeopardy!

January 19, 2011

IBM Research announces 4Q 2010 external award honorees Awards recognize the continuing contribution that IBM Research makes to the company and to the scientific community.

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