Dr. Salman A. Baset is currently working as CTO Security, IBM Blockchain Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new security threats for blockchain solutions, designing and building identity management for blockchain solutions, as well as overseeing the security and compliance of various blockchain solutions being built by IBM in collaboration with partners such as Walmart and Maersk.
He has built the identity management solution for permissioned blockchain networks which is being used by Fortune 500 companies involved in the Food Safety and Global Trade Digitization solutions.
Previously, he as a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center since December 2010. He received a B.S. degree in Computer System Engineer from GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan in 2001, his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University. His research interests are at the intersection of cloud computing, security, mobile, and big data technologies. He has led teams that contributed to several IBM services and products, including IBM Container Service, IBM Smart Cloud Enterprise+ , IBM Cloud OpenStack Services , and IBM Cloud Orchestrator .
He is active in standardization and open source communities. As chair of SPEC Cloud subcommittee, he led the design and implementation of SPEC Cloud IaaS 2016, the first industry standard cloud benchmark. He is a co-author of RELOAD protocol (published by Internet Engineering Task Force) for building peer-to-peer communication systems. He was also a core-reviewer of OpenStack deployment project using Chef. He has also presented at numerous industry conferences including OpenStack summits and Mobile World Congress.
He is a recipient of SPEC Presidential Award in 2016, a recipient of Young Scholars Award by Marconi Society in 2008, a best paper award at IPTCOMM in 2010, and several IBM awards. From 2012-2014, he served as the chair of Distributed and Fault Tolerant Computing (DFTC) Professional Interest Community (PIC) at IBM.