1IBM Selects New Class of 11 IBM Fellows, the Highest Honor It Bestows
IBM on April 13 named 11 new IBM Fellows, the company’s highest technical honor. The new Fellows are being celebrated for leading innovative work in cognitive computing, cloud, security and design. The IBM Fellow honor is conferred to IBMers in recognition of exceptional and sustained technical achievements and leadership in engineering, programming, services, science, technology, design and industry solutions. To be awarded IBM’s most prestigious technical honor, an employee must meet four important criteria: a) sustained innovation in some of the world’s most important technologies; b) significant recognition as a leader among IBM’s technical communities; c) broad industry acknowledgment of the individual’s accomplishments; and d) a strong history of new technologies and business models being deployed at scale. A list of the honorees is included in this slide show.
2Dakshi Agrawal, Distinguished Research Staff Member, Real-Time Cognitive Solutions; IBM Watson and Cloud Platform
Agrawal, IBM’s foremost expert in real-time cognitive solutions, is responsible for a range of innovations in real-time analytics and creating solutions to solve complex client challenges. His scientific work in areas as diverse as information theory, systems sciences, and security and privacy has been cited more than 5,000 times in academic publications, and he holds 59 U.S. patents.
3Ed Calusinski, Vice President, Technology; IBM Global Markets
4Eric Herness, CTO, IBM Hybrid Cloud
5Charlie Hill, Platform Experience, IBM Design
6Hillery Hunter, Director, Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure, IBM Research
7Matt Huras, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Hybrid Cloud
8Hugo Krawczyk, Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research
9Sam Lightstone, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform
10Sridhar Muppidi, CTO, Cloud Security, Identity & Access Management, IBM Security
11Rachel Reinitz, CTO, IBM Bluemix Garage, IBM Hybrid Cloud
12Matthias Steffen, Chief Quantum Architect and Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research
13A Little History of the Fellows Program
IBM’s Fellow program was founded in 1963 by Thomas J. Watson Jr. to promote creativity among the company’s most exceptional technical professionals. IBM has named 289 Fellows since the program’s inception. IBM Fellows have been granted five Nobel Prizes, one Kyoto Prize and one Presidential Medal of Freedom. Collectively, the 11 new Fellows have 296 patents.