IBM computer scientists have been at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation across a broad range of research areas. They have made pioneering contributions in artificial intelligence, high-speed processor design, computer architecture, natural language processing, programming languages, optimizing compilers, operating systems, storage systems, computer-supported cooperative work, databases, speech recognition, integer programming, and service-oriented architectures, to name a few.
Umamaheswari Devi, of IBM Research - India, won the Best Paper Award for her paper "Optimal Semi-Partitioned Scheduling in Soft Real-Time Systems" at the 20th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA 2014). This paper is a result of her collaboration with collegaues from the Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This paper solved an open problem in "partitioned scheduling with migration" with a provably optimal algorithm.