Conrad Albrecht  Conrad Albrecht photo         

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Research Scientist (Physical Analytics on Big Data)
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


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Professional Associations:  IEEE Member



Dr. Albrecht is a research scientist in the Physical Sciences department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He graduated in physics with an extra certification in computer science and received a corresponding Ph.D. degree from Heidelberg University, Germany in 2014. Dr. Albrecht's research focus interconnects physical modeling and numerical analysis.

In his Ph.D. thesis he employed distributed computing to study physics at low temperatures.

As a member of the Physical Analytics group at the T.J. Watson Research Center he works on scalable analytics of geo-spatial big data. This work includes

  • scalable analytics with Apache HBase/Hadoop & Spark for PAIRS, available as an experimental IBM offering: made public in March 2018: see IBM blog, among others, I am a maintainer of the open-source port for the project
  • physics inspired machine learning for remote sensing employing LiDAR, SAR data and multi-spectral satellite images (GEOBIA),
  • performance analysis of data I/O as well as algorithm optimization and platform design for processing geo-spatial information ranging from satellite images to agriculture surveys
  • academic collaboration with e.g. Cornell Data Science on remote sensing for big geo-spatial data using PAIRS