Michael J. Hind  Michael J. Hind photo       

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Distinguished Research Staff Member and Senior Manager - Programming Technologies Department
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM SIGPLAN


Michael Hind is a Distinguished Research Staff Member and Senior Manager of the Programming Technologies Department at the T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, which is part of IBM's Research Division.

Michael received his Ph.D. from New York University in 1991. From 1991 to 1993 he was a postdoc at IBM Research, working on PTRAN and other projects. From 1992-1998, Michael was an assistant and associate professor of computer science at the State University of New York at New Paltz, as well as holding various positions at IBM Research. In 1998, Michael became a Research Staff Member in the Software Technology Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, working on the Jalapeno project, the project that produced the open source Jikes RVM. In 2000, he became the manager of the Dynamic Optimization Group at IBM Research, and in 2007, became Senior Manager of the Programming Technologies Department at IBM Research.

Michael is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, an associate editor of ACM TACO, and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.  He has served on over 30 program committees, given talks at top universities and conferences, and co-authored over 40 publications. He received a SIGPLAN Most Influential Paper award (for his OOPSLA 2000 paper) and was part of the Jikes RVM team that received the SIGPLAN Software Award in 2012. His research interests include programming models, programming languages, and their implementations, static and dynamic development tools, and middleware for emerging commercial paradigms, all with a particular focus on cloud technologies.


Publications, Awards and Other Activities, Invited Presentation, Tutorials and Courses, Program Committees

The Programming Technologies Department performs leading research in the area of programming models and their runtimes, cloud and distributed computing, analytics, workflow, event processing, static and dynamic analysis tools, middleware for in-memory and distributed analytics, and the optimization of analytic applications.  A particular focus of the department is to make software development and deployment more efficient and effective, while improving productivity of the organization and quality of the resulting software. 

Department members have won several awards (ACM SIGPLAN Software Award; 3 Most Influential Paper Awards); been recognized as ACM Fellows and Distinguished Scientists, held numerous ACM and SIG positions, and served as general chairs, program chairs, and programming committees of major conferences. The department has successfully transferred technology and ideas to numerous IBM products and services, as well as built successful open source projects, such as Jikes RVM, WALA, and X10. The projects in the Programming Technologies Department span these areas:

  • Cloud Programming Models and their Implementation
  • Middleware for In-Memory Analytics
    • META - Middleware for Events, Transactions, and Analytics (Contact: Martin Hirzel)
    • M3R - Main-Memory Map/Reduce (Contact: Dave Grove)
  • Analysis, Tools, and Techniques for Improving the Security, Robustness, and Performance
  • API Economy (Contact: Jim Laredo)

Past projects in the department include Jikes RVM, WALA, Metronome, XJ, PDS, Mirage, Thor, Thorn, PET, Paraglide, QVM, IMP, Liquid Metal, WAIT, M3R, Active Sheets, and many many more!

If you are interested in an internship, postdoc, or regular position in the Programming Technologies department, please submit a resume at Jobs at IBM, and contact Michael Hind or any of the contact names listed above.


Awards, Services, and Other Activities


Invited Talks


Tutorials and Courses


Program Committees