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IBM Research - Almaden is IBM's Silicon Valley innovation lab. Scientists, computer engineers and designers at Almaden are pioneering scientific breakthroughs across disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence, healthcare and life sciences, quantum computing, blockchain, storage, Internet of Things and accessibility.

This work builds on a rich history of breakthroughs at Almaden’s unique campus in San Jose, California that include the distributed relational database, the ability to position individual atoms, the first data mining algorithms and innovations in data storage technology.

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IBM Research – Almaden
650 Harry Road
San Jose, California 95120-6099


(408) 927-1080


The closest airport to Almaden is San Jose International Airport. The other area airports are San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport.


For information on local accomodations, visit the San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau Hotel Listing.

Public Transportation:

For information on public transit, visit the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority web site. A shuttle service runs at scheduled times between Almaden and the Santa Teresa light rail station.

Dr. Wendy Belluomini

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Wendy is the VP & Director of IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA and she leads the global research team on Future of Work. Her team has been deeply involved in IBM's COVID-19 response, both from a work and health perspective.

Previously, she served as Director of IBM Research - Ireland where she led work in AI for IoT, healthcare, and security and privacy. While in this role, she led the development of IBM's global technology strategy for new privacy-preserving technologies. She also served as IBM's strategist for brain-inspired computing where she led the commercialization strategy for IBM's brain inspired computing hardware and ecosystem. In this role, she developed the first commercial uses of brain inspired computing hardware. Prior to that, she led a research team in enterprise storage systems which created technologies to improve the reliability and performance of IBM's enterprise storage products, including the first deployment of commodity flash memory in an enterprise storage system. She has also held several key technical roles in IBM Research in the areas of microprocessor architecture and design, EDA tools, and formal verification.

Wendy is the co-author of more than 47 patents and has published extensively in technical conferences and journals. She has an undergraduate degree from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.

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