Shahrokh Daijavad


Shahrokh Daijavad




Distinguished Research Scientist, Edge Computing Software Architect


IBM Research - Almaden Almaden, CA USA


Shahrokh Daijavad is a Distinguished Research Scientist in the Distributed Cloud Department at IBM Almaden Research Center. He received B.Eng. (Summa Cum Laude) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from McMaster University, Canada in 1983 and 1986. After a year of postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley, he joined IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights and worked there from 1987 to 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was the CTO of a Japanese Internet start-up company. He returned to IBM at the end of 2003, working at the Watson Research Center from 2003 to 2013 and moving to Almaden Research Center in 2013. Since 2014, after co-leading the GTO topic "Ad Hoc Data Infrastructure and Data", his focus has been on "edge computing" technologies and solutions. He was the technical program co-chair of the 5th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing in 2020, the general co-chair of the 18th International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN) in 2022 and is the general co-chair of DRCN in 2023.