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Dr. Alfredo Alba IBM Research Division, Almaden Research Center, 650 Harry Rd., San Jose, CA 95120 (aalba@us.ibm.com) Dr. Alba as a Senior Software Engineer and a Master Inventor in the Intelligence Augmentation Department at the Almaden Research Center, He is an author or coauthor of at least two dozen patents and a dozen papers. As part of the IBM at the Almaden Research Center, he has received Research Division Awards for the WebFountain system and both Technology and Outstanding technology awards for the Simple Interactive Intellectual Property analytics system which ultimately became Watson Health's Drug Discovery Advisor product. Through his time at the IBM Almaden Research Center, he has actively worked on several topics of his interest including large scale text analytics (including social-media analytics), chem-informatics data management, chem-informatics information retrieval and analytics, unstructured text analytics for healthcare informatics, scale out micro-services based analytics systems, formalization of cloud systems models, and semantic inference.