Erik Altman  Erik Altman photo         

contact information

Program Director - Computing as a Service, Chief-of-Staff to Giovanni Pacifici
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM  |  ACM SIGARCH  |  ACM SIGMICRO  |  IEEE   |  IEEE Computer Society


IBM Technology Team - Corporate Technology Evaluation

Erik Altman joined IBM Research in 1995.  In 2014, he began an assignment with IBM's Corporate Technology Evaluation team, which coordinates studies reporting monthly to the CEO and other senior leaders in IBM about important technology directions and their impact on IBM business.  During his time in IBM Research, Altman's research focused on binary translation and optimization, compilers, architectures, and micro-architectures. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 conference and journal papers, and has 25 patents and pending patent applications. He was one of the originators of IBM's DAISY binary translation project, that allowed VLIW architectures to have high performance and achieve 100% binary compatibility with PowerPC. He was also one of the original architects of the Cell processor chip that is to appear in the forthcoming Sony Playstation 3 game consoles. He has been the program chair and general chair of the PACT and P=ac2 Conferences and has served on numerous program committees. He has served as guest editor of IEEE Computer, the ACM Journal of Instruction Level Parallelism (JILP), and the IBM Journal of Research and Development. He is past Chair of ACM SIGMICRO and is currently Chair of the ACM SIG Governing Board and member of ACM Council and Executive Council. He also currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Micro.