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IBM Research – Almaden

IBM Research – Almaden is IBM's Silicon Valley innovation lab. Scientists ranging from chemists to physicists, as well as mathematicians, engineers and designers at Almaden are pioneering breakthroughs across disruptive technologies including AI and machine learning, hybrid cloud, quantum computing, security and storage. Their published works and contributions to the scientific community cross several industries, including healthcare, semiconductors, sustainable energy, renewable materials, retail and data privacy. Accomplishments are recognized through thousands of publications, citations, invited talks, industry and academic partnerships and conference chair appointments.

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Accelerated Discovery of Battery Materials

Leveraging our expertise in materials science, AI, quantum and high performance computing, we're developing a more powerful, sustainable, and energy-efficient battery.

Accelerator Technologies

We're developing technological solutions to assist subject matter experts with their scientific workflows by enabling the Human-AI co-creation process.

Semiconductor fabrication & packaging

We’re developing new materials for both the smallest length scale (<20nm) and largest length scale (>20mm) of semiconductor fabrication.

Sustainable Replacements for PFAS

We're addressing the environmental and human health impact of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ by accelerating the discovery of sustainable replacements and improved capture materials.

Meet the team

The team's work builds on a rich history of breakthroughs at Almaden’s unique campus in San Jose, California that include innovations in data storage technology, novel material discovery for sustainability, the distributed relational database, the ability to position individual atoms, and the first data mining algorithms.
Spike Narayan
Director, Lab Operations and Senior Location Executive
Sandeep Gopisetty
Director & Distinguished Engineer, Enterprise Data & Governance for AI Models
Lucian Popa
Principal Research Scientist, Manager - Scaling NLP Technologies
Jed Pitera
Engine Lead -- DS&A Computing and Nanotechnology
Marina Danilevsky
Senior Research Scientist, Manager - core language and conversational technologies
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Location details

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650 Harry Road 
San Jose
California 95120-6099 

(408) 927-1080 

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