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Video: Computing of the Future

Dr. Jeff Welser, Vice President of IBM Research – Almaden in San Jose

In this video from the 2017 HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference, Jeffrey Welser from IBM Research Almaden presents: Computing of the Future.

“Humans are on the cusp of augmenting their lives in extraordinary ways with AI. At IBM Research Labs around the globe, we envision and develop next-generation systems that work side-by side with humans, accelerating our ability to create, learn, make decisions and think. We also architect the future of Watson, which has evolved from an IBM Research project to the world’s first and most-advanced AI platform. Whether exploring new technical capabilities, collaborating on ethical practices or applying Watson technology to cancer research, financial decision-making, oil exploration or educational toys, IBM Research is shaping the future of AI.”

Dr. Jeff Welser, Vice President of IBM Research – Almaden in San Jose oversees scientists and engineers performing exploratory and applied research at the home of the relational database and world’s first hard disk drive. Today the lab specializes in areas including: Watson technologies, storage systems, data management and analytics, nanotechnology, materials science, Web 2.0 technologies and IBM Smarter Planet projects, such as healthcare informatics, water desalination and electric car batteries.

Dr. Welser joined IBM Research in 1995, working on novel silicon devices at the T.J. Watson Research Center, and served as adjunct professor at Columbia University, teaching semiconductor device physics at the same time. Dr. Welser received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Welser holds 21 US Patents and has published over 75 technical papers and presentations. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, an IEEE Fellow, a member of the American Physical Society, and has served on numerous Federal agency and Congressional panels on advanced semiconductor technology.

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