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Alessandro Curioni
IBM Fellow, Department Head, Cognitive Computing and Computational Sciences, Member AOT Leadership Team
Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland
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Dr. Alessandro Curioni received his undergraduate degree in Theoretical Chemistry and his Ph.D. in Computational Material Science from Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy.

He joined IBM Research - Zurich in 1998 as a Research Staff Member of the Computational Biochemistry and Materials Science Group.

Since then he has been developing and applying advanced computational methods to the study of materials issues related to IBM core and exploratory technologies and to the investigation of important molecular processes in the field of Life Sciences.

His current research interests are the development of simulation frameworks to investigate complex systems and the development of in silico science methods in general.

Alessandro Curioni is an internationally renowned expert on high-performance computing and is active in the scale-out of Deep Computing applications on novel massively parallel computers such as BlueGene.

Recently, he has expanded his research interests to include novel computing paradigms, such as neuromorphic and quantum computing.

Since 2007, he has been manager of the IBM Research - Zurich Lab's Computational Sciences group and from 2012 to 2014, he was the head of the Mathematical and Computational Science department. He is currently head of the Cognitive Computing and Computational Sciences department.

He has been a member of the IBM Academy of Technology since 2011 and became an IBM Fellow in April of 2014.