Congratulate Dr. Rajiv Joshi, Academy Member: 2018 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award Recipient

Our sincerest congratulations to Dr. Rajiv Joshi, IBM Academy of Technology member, for winning the 2018 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies Award. He won the award “For contributions to predictive failure analytics, VLSI memory design, and chip interconnect technology.”

Dr. Joshi is a key technical lead at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center, focusing on the development of integrated circuits and memory chips.

Dr. Joshi, received his B.Tech from I.I.T (Bombay, India) and his MS from M.I.T, is a prolific inventor with more than 225 US and more than 350 international patents. He is an IEEE Fellow and received the Industrial Pioneer Award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in 2013.

As an Academy member he is focused on University relations work. Dr. Joshi is serving on the industrial advisory board for NSF funded STEM project at Purdue University. The program started in 2016 and supports 10-11 high school science teachers every summer and conducts research in the area of sustainable electronics. Additionally, he has mentored many students from University of Michigan, Purdue, Princeton, Stanford, George Mason and other universities. He is also part of the Academy initiative that is looking into providing a healthcare project with Machine Learning driven insight.

As an Academy member he pushed predictive analytics and his project “Beyond Monte Carlo” was selected as one of the top 5 projects out of 125 in IBM internal project competition.

Through his recent Academy initiative Dr. Joshi along with other IBMers hosted the first of a kind Emerging Technology (ET) Symposium at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center THINKLab in Yorktown Heights, NY on October 5, 2017.

The IBM and IEEE sponsored Symposium brought together dreamers, thinkers, and innovators in cutting edge research for a one day forum to explore fields of emerging computing of common interest to universities and industries. The symposium focused on Cognitive Computing & Depp Learning, Quantum Computing, Security and Internet of Things

By providing a forum for students, engineers, and scientists to showcase leading research, the Symposium promoted strong collaborative ties between academia, industry, and IEEE societies and helped define the future directions in Emerging Technology.

Contact our Academy if you are interested in hosting a similar symposium or looking to solve a tough technical challenge.

These are the opinions of the author and while a distinguished member of our Academy and IBM, all thoughts expressed are solely his/her own.

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Romelia Flores

Humans of IBMAoT

A series on our inspiring and inclusive academy of eminent technology thought leaders who have an enduring impact in making the world better.

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Romelia Flores is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, an IBM Master Inventor, and a member of our IBM Academy of Technology’s Core Management Team.

Over the past couple of months, Romelia has received numerous awards and honors that showcase her technical eminence both inside and outside of IBM.  The impact that her client projects have had over the years is reflected in her intellectual capital.  She serves as a technical role model for students, Latinos and IBMers around the world.

We asked Romelia a few rapid fire questions to get to know this powerhouse of a technical leader better:

rapid fireWhat’s your favorite:

Mac or PC:  PC for my desktop, Apple iPad and mobile device.

Movie: Beauty & The Beast

New technology: Cognitive Business

Author/Book:  Harper Lee’s – To Kill a Mockingbird

Vacation: Anywhere with my family

Food:  Meat lover

Animal: Birds

Are you right or left-handed?  Right

Now, let’s review Romelia’s impressive awards and honors – all of which happened this year, and demonstrate why she is a “great mind” of our generation.

 

 

 

 

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2016 Great Minds in STEM Lifetime Achievement Award – This award is for individuals who are upper level technical executives with over 20 years of experience in STEM.  These individuals have contributed significantly to their organization and to society through their work.  Romelia was afforded this honor due to her significant Intellectual Capital contributions of twenty-five patents and another thirty patents pending.  These patents reflect the innovation resulting from the solutions she created with several of IBM’s leading clients. 

2016 AoT Lifetime Achievement Award – Romelia received this award for driving our Academy’s Affiliate Program Manager for the past four years.  This role is key to the IBM Academy of Technology’s (AoT) Core Operations team.  In this capacity, Romelia led a vibrant community of forty-five AoT Affiliates around the world and two Emerging Affiliates.  She created new initiatives for the Affiliates such as the Exemplary Affiliate initiative, the Affiliate Insights Best Practice Sharing and the foundation for the Affiliate Social Eminence initiative.  

 

Dallas Business Journal’s 2016 Women in Technology [more…] – The Women in Technology Award honors tech-focused women who drive innovation, lead technology companies and shape the local community.  Romelia’s Patent Portfolio, Chief Architect Role in the IBM Global Solution Center and role on various boards in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and the Dallas Innovation Alliance were the basis for this honor.

IEEE MetroCon 2016 Keynote Speaker – MetroCon is an annual engineering conference hosted by the IEEE-Fort Worth.  Metrocon 2016 focused on enabling attendees to rapidly grasp the technical and societal implications of some of the most promising and innovative new developments and ideas.  In October 2016, Romelia was the first ever female keynote speaker for this conference.  Her keynote was entitled “Engineering Through Discovery” and focused on Cloud Based Watson Cognitive Services and the Quantum Experience. 

SWE’16 Plenary Speaker – Romelia Flores is a plenary speaker at the Society of Women Engineer’s Conference in 2016 on the topic of “Beyond Robots and Jetpacks:  The Next Decade of Engineering.”  The panelists will explore what the future holds for engineering beyond today’s 3D printing, virtual reality and self-driving cars.  They will discuss how the role of “engineer” will be increasingly central to reshaping the world we live in and the envisioned future for the practice of engineering, the engineering workforce, new trends in technology and disruptive technologies.

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