Director IBM Research Zurich
IBM Fellow, Vice President IBM Europe and Africa,
Alessandro Curioni is an IBM Fellow, vice president of Europe and director of the IBM Research lab in Zurich, Switzerland. In addition to leading the IBM Research activities in Europe and Africa, he is also responsible for the global research on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Security. Dr. Curioni is a recognised leader in the area of high performance computing and computational science where his innovative thinking and seminal contributions have helped solve some of the most complex scientific and technological problems in healthcare, aerospace, consumer goods and electronics. He was a member of the winning team recognised with the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize in 2013 and 2015. Dr. Curioni received his undergraduate degree in Theoretical Chemistry and his PhD from Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy. He started at IBM Research - Zurich as a PhD student in 1993 before officially joining as a research staff member in 1998. His most recent position has been the head of the Cognitive Computing and Computational Sciences department. In 2017 he was named a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.