Ingmar Meijer


Ingmar Meijer


Senior Technical Staff Member


IBM Research Europe - Zurich Zurich, Switzerland


Dr. Gerhard Ingmar Meijer is Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Research – Zurich, Switzerland. His present focus is on Deep Search, an Artificial Intelligence scalable knowledge-ingestion platform.

Dr. Meijer received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, in 1999. He joined IBM Research – Zurich in 1999. He was responsible for the materials science aspects of the SiON optical waveguide technology. He then worked on novel memory / neuromorphic devices (Who wins the nonvolatile memory race? Science 319 (2008)). Dr. Meijer pioneered hot-water cooling for energy-efficient computing; a small-scale supercomputer (Aquasar) was built to explore this innovative cooling technology (Cooling energy-hungry data centers, Science 328 (2010)). He was the lead cooling-architect of the supercomputers SuperMUC Phase 1 and 2, Leibniz Rechenzentrum, Germany. Thereafter he used Machine Learning approaches to improve the energy efficiency of corporate datacenters.

Dr. Meijer holds 52 granted U.S. patents.