Dr. Jinjun Xiong is currently the Program Director for Cognitive Computing Systems Research at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He is responsible for defining the scientific agenda and strategic directions for advanced cognitive computing systems research across industries, academia and governmental agencies. In that capacity, he co-directs the IBM-Illinois Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR).
Prior to that role, Dr. Xiong was a manager of the Smarter Energy group, responsible for the IBM Research’s Big Bet Program on Smarter Energy Research, including its strategies and execution. He also pioneered the statistical data-driven methodology for improving VLSI chip yields, and developed many novel variational-aware design optimization techniques that were used by multiple generations of IBM's high performance ASIC and server designs.
Dr. Xiong received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles in 2006, and since then has been a Research Staff Member with IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. His research interests include cognitive computing, big data analytics, deep learning, smarter energy, and application of cognitive computing for industrial solutions.