Giovanni Pacifici  Giovanni Pacifici photo       

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VP, Cloud Platform and Services
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598


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Professional Associations:  ACM  |  IBM Academy of Technology  |  IEEE, Senior Member

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I joined IBM Research in 1995, where I am currently the Vice President of Cloud and Cognitive Platform leading a research program on foundation technologies for IaaS, PaaS, data and machine learning services, system and cloud datacenters, and service delivery transformation. My research has led to the creation of several new IBM products and offerings from cloud control and optimization to application integration and management.

From 1989 to 1995 I was an Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Telecommunications Research at Columbia University where I led several research activities that focused on the design and evaluation of real-time control and monitoring systems for high-speed networks with quality of service guarantees.

In 2001 I served as the Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE INFOCOM conference as well as the Technical Program Co-Chair for the Fourth IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services. In 2006 I was the General Chair of the Second IEEE Workshop on Advanced Architectures and Algorithms for Internet Delivery and Applications. In 2012 I served as the Technical Program Co-Chair for the Performance, Scaleability, and Availability track of the 2012 World Wide Web Conference.

From 2001 to 2007 I was an editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and from 2000 to 2004 I was an editor of the Elsevier Science's Computer Networks Journal. I served as a guest Editor for two special issues of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (in 1997 and 1999).

I received the Laurea in Electrical Engineering and the Research Doctorate in Information Science and Telecommunications from the University of Rome La Sapienza in 1984 and 1989, respectively. As a student, my research activities focused on the design and performance evaluation of access control protocols for local and metropolitan area networks.

I am a senior member of IEEE, a member of ACM and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.