Rosie Lickorish


Rosie Lickorish


Software Engineer - Emerging Technology


IBM Research Europe - United Kingdom Hursley, England


Rosie is a software engineer within the Emerging Technology group, a unique division of IBM Research tasked with bridging the gap between research and business. Rosie works closely with clients to articulate and deliver new business solutions, building first of a kind and prototype systems using the latest technologies.

In one such project, Rosie is leading the development of pioneering new approaches for gathering data about the ocean with the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS). Using AI-powered autonomous sensors onboard crewless ship like MAS, marine biologists and oceanographers will be able to gather more comprehensive datasets about challenges from sea level height change, to microplastic pollution, and marine mammal conservation.

Education and early career

After completing her BSc in Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh and MSc in Oceanography from the University of Southampton (awarded distinction), Rosie joined IBM's graduate program as a software engineer. Recognising the value of using technology to tackle real world problems, like those covered in her MSc, Rosie became an Emerging Technology Specialist within IBM Research where she works today.