Dr. Andrea Giovannini is an AI Research Engineer in the Cognitive Computing and Industry Solutions department at IBM Research – Zurich. He is also a University Lecturer in the Engineering department at ETH Zurich and in the Informatics department at BFH.
Andrea received his Doctoral degree from the ETH Zurich in 2014 with his thesis entitled “Droplet-based laser-produced plasma sources — photon emission, matter expansion and mitigation”.
Before joining IBM Research, he was a Lead Data Scientist at IBM Switzerland. There he had the technical lead in multiple client engagements based on decision support systems, image processing and data analytics. Currently, Andrea is working on reasoning systems with focus on decision support systems based on graphs, natural language processing and other ML algorithms & techniques.
In 2017, he was distinguished with the IBM Top Talent Award, and in 2018, he received an IBM Research A-Level Accomplishment Award for developing Cognitive Health Decision Support Systems (CHeDeSS). These systems — now in production — interact with patients and guide them from their initial symptoms to a triage decision. The questions are automatically chosen by the system and are generated dynamically based on historical data (not from decision trees as done by the majority of systems of this kind).