Giovanni Pacifici


Giovanni Pacifici




VP, Cloud


IBM Research - Yorktown Heights Yorktown Heights, NY USA


I am the Vice President of Hybrid Cloud at IBM Research, where I am leading a research program on foundation technologies for IaaS, PaaS, DevSecOps, reliability engineering, service integration, and service management. Our research has led to the launch of new open source projects and the creation of several new IBM offerings from hybrid Kubernetes platform to serverless computing to microservices integration and cluster management.

Before joining IBM Research in 1995, I was an Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Telecommunications Research at Columbia University where I led several research activities on the design and evaluation of control and monitoring systems for high-speed networks.

In 2001 I served as the Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE INFOCOM conference as well as the Technical Program Co-Chair for the Fourth IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services. In 2006 I was the General Chair of the Second IEEE Workshop on Advanced Architectures and Algorithms for Internet Delivery and Applications. In 2012 I served as the Technical Program Co-Chair for the Performance, Scaleability, and Availability track of the 2012 World Wide Web Conference.

From 2001 to 2007, I was an editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and from 2000 to 2004, I was an editor of the Elsevier Science's Computer Networks Journal. I served as a Guest Editor for two special issues of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (in 1997 and 1999).

I have published 70 papers in various scientific conferences and journals, have authored over 20 US Patents, and have served as technical program chair and editor for several scientific conferences and journals.

I received the Laurea in Electrical Engineering and the Research Doctorate in Information Science and Telecommunications from the University of Rome La Sapienza in 1984 and 1989, respectively. As a student, my research activities focused on the design and performance evaluation of access control protocols for local and metropolitan area networks.

I am a senior member of IEEE, a member of ACM and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.



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