Roman Pletka


Roman Pletka


Senior Research Scientist - Master Inventor - Data and AI Systems


IBM Research Europe - Zurich Zurich, Switzerland


Roman Pletka received a joint M.Sc. degree in Communication Systems from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) and the Eurécom Institute, France in 1999 and a Ph.D. degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ) in 2004 while performing his research at IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland.

After a post-doc position, also at IBM Research - Zurich, he joined AdNovum Informatik AG as a senior software engineer in December 2006. In 2008 he rejoined IBM Research - Zurich as a research staff member working on non-volatile memory technologies in storage systems.

His current research activities are on the development of Flash memory controllers for all-flash arrays, on AI-infused systems for improving cloud resiliency and operations (AIOps), and on ransomware detection in storage systems.

Dr. Pletka holds over 120 US and European patents in the areas of storage systems, solid-state memory technology, security, scalability, and availability of distributed storage systems, quality-of-service in high-speed networks, active networks, and network processors and has co-authored more than 30 journal and conference publications in the above areas.

In 2016, he has received the best paper award at the ACM International Conference on Systems and Storage (SYSTOR) and has been honored with the IBM corporate award in 2019 and 2022 for contributions to the IBM FlashSystem products. He is an IBM Senior Research Scientist, an IBM Master Inventor, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.





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