Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: American Geophysical Union | American Physical Society (APS) | Materials Research Society (MRS)
Dr. Siyuan Lu is currently a Manager and Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Department of Physical Sciences. He leads the Data Intensive Physical Analytics research group. Dr. Siyuan Lu obtained BS (Physics) in 2001 from Fudan University and PhD (Physics) in 2006 from the University of Southern California. Before joining IBM Research, he was an Assistant Research Professor jointly appointed in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Department of Ophthalmology at the USC. Dr. Siyuan Lu’s current research interest at IBM includes implementation and application of big geospatial data platform and data-driven modeling of complex systems. In one focus area, he is developing the technology for accurate solar power forecasting (currently limiting large scale deployment of solar power) via combining advanced cloud physics and photovoltaic device modeling with big data processing and deep machine learning capabilities. Dr. Siyuan Lu has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles and has served as journal reviewers and members on governmental committees. He is members of the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, and the American Geological Union.