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.
Congratulations to Christian Cachin (IBM Research - Zurich), Murthy Devarakonda, Jianying Hu, Mahesh Viswanathan, and Yurii Vlasov (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center) who were elected to the 2015 class of IEEE Fellows. "IEEE Fellow" is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership.
The citations for our IBM Research colleagues were:
Christian Cachin - for contributions to steganography and secure distributed systems
Murthy Devarakonda - for contributions to measurement-based analytics of distributed systems for data center optimization
Jianying Hu - for contributions to pattern recognition in business and health analytics, and document analysis
Mahesh Viswanathan - for contributions to ubiquitous access to cloud computing and to vehicular speech communications