About us

The Thomas J. Watson Research Center includes facilities in Yorktown Heights and Albany, New York as well as Cambridge, Massachusetts. It serves as the headquarters of IBM Research – one of the largest industrial research organizations in the world – with 12 labs on six continents. Scientists at T.J. Watson, and at IBM labs around the globe, are pioneering scientific breakthroughs across today’s most promising and disruptive technologies including the future of artificial intelligence, blockchain and quantum computing.

Our scientists collaborate across disciplines to address some of the world’s most complex problems and promising opportunities. We believe that profound breakthroughs come when businesses, governments, academic institutions and others work together to tap into diverse points of view and expertise. Collectively, we’re working to understand how systems are interconnected and the role technology plays within them.

Visiting the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center


IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center
1101 Kitchawan Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598


Main operator: (914) 945-3000
Receptionist: (914) 945-1614
Security: (914) 945-2323


IBM Research – Cambridge, 75 Binney Street Cambridge, MA 02142


The closest parking is The Cambridgeside Galleria Mall garage. From 75 Binney Street, take the first right onto Third St. and then the second right on Charles St. Charles St. becomes Cambridgeside Place after crossing First St. The Galleria garage will be on your left halfway down the block. It is a 5-minute walk to Binney Street; IBM Security will stamp your parking ticket for a discount.

The next closest garage is the 301 Binney Street Garage (pilgrimparking.com). To get there, continue on Binney Street past IBM for three blocks. The garage will be on your right.


IBM Research – Albany, 257 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203


(518) 292-7500

Dr. Dario Gil

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Dr. Dario Gil is the Director of IBM Research, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs.  

IBM Research is a global organization with over 3,000 researchers at 12 laboratories on six continents advancing the future of computing.  Dr. Gil leads innovation efforts at IBM, directing research strategies in Quantum, AI, Hybrid Cloud, Security, Industry Solutions, and Semiconductors and Systems.

Dr. Gil is the 12thDirector in its 74-year history.

Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Gil served as Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research and the Vice President of AI and Quantum Computing, areas in which he continues to have broad responsibilities across IBM. Under his leadership, IBM was the first company in the world to build programmable quantum computers and make them universally available through the cloud. An advocate of collaborative research models, he co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, a pioneering industrial-academic laboratory with a portfolio of more than 50 projects focused on advancing fundamental AI research to the broad benefit of industry and society.

A passionate supporter of scientific discovery and education, Dr. Gil is a Trustee of the New York Hall of Science, which provides schools, families and underserved communities in the New York City area with exposure to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Dr. Gil received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

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