Eric Brown is the Director of Foundational Innovation for IBM Watson Health. Eric is located at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. Eric's team is responsible for developing, piloting, and incubating advanced cognitive technologies for healthcare and life sciences, including big data, NLP, reasoning, and learning. Eric's team also runs the Watson Health / IBM Research Joint Program, and works closely with the Watson Health offering teams to incorporate advanced innovation and Research technologies into Watson Health Offerings.
Eric received his B.S. (1989) in Computer Science from the University of Vermont, and M.S. (1992) and Ph.D. (1996) in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While at UMass, Eric was a research assistant at the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval and was advised by Bruce Croft. Eric has been at IBM since 1995.