Scott Gerard is a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM Research.
Scott currently works on Cognitive Eldercare: keeping the growing world-wide population of elders in their homes as long as possible and as long as prudent. Using ambient IoT sensors, the project aims to develop techniques to model elder-specific activities of daily living and generate new insights that reduce risk and improve elders' quality of life. He was the technical lead for that project's Knowledge Reactor: a large-scale, reactive graph for storing and processing the various advanced, machine learning analytics. His skills include machine learning and Spark, software development and devops.
Previously, he was the technical lead for IBM Watson projects in the Financial Services area. This work deepened and encouraged his interest in graph technologies.
In the decade before that, he was a software architect and consultant for many clients, both nationally and internationally.
Scott is a long time Master Inventor and member of IBM's prestigious Academy of Technology. He has a Bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics, a Master's degree in Physics, and a PhD in Computer Science, specializing in multiagent systems.
Scott lived in Rochester, Minnesota for many years surrounded by great friends and colleagues, deep snow and cold weather. Now, he lives in warm Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and son.