Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: American Vacuum Society | IEEE Circuits and System Society | IEEE Computer Society | IEEE Solid State Circuits Society | IEEE, Senior Member | Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging
Ruud A. Haring is a Principal Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas. J. Watson Research Center. He received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Leyden University (The Netherlands). At IBM since 1984, Ruud initially studied surface science aspects of plasma processing. Since 1992 he has been involved in electronic circuit design on both microprocessors and ASICs. He was responsible for the Synthesis, Physical Design and Test aspects of the Blue Gene (/L, /P, /Q) chip designs, as well as for Functional Diagnostics of Blue Gene cards and systems. He has managed the hardware design team in the Data Centric Systems department, and is currently principal investigator for a large government project. Ruud has received IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards for contributions to the z900 mainframe, to the Blue Gene/L and Blue Gene/P supercomputers, an IBM Corporate Award for the Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, and was a recipient of the 2005 Gerstner Award for Client Excellence. Ruud's research interests include circuit design and optimization, design for testability, ASIC design and system integration. He is a senior member of the IEEE.