Track-following system optimization for future magnetic tape data storage
Simeon Furrer received the Dipl.-Ing. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, in 1999 and 2005, respectively. He was a Principal Scientist with Broadcom Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA, USA, from 2005 to 2010, where he was involved in the design and architecture of IEEE 802.11n-compliant multiple input multiple output (MIMO) wireless local-area network (WLAN) chipsets.
Since 2010, Dr. Furrer has been a Research Staff Member at the IBM Research - Zurich Laboratory, Switzerland. He was named IBM Master Inventor in 2018 and is co-inventor on over 100 patents. As a member of the Tape Research Group at IBM Research Europe - Zurich, he is currently focusing on advanced signal-processing algorithms for tape read channels and servo control aspects to improve storage capacity. His research interests include cloud data storage, magnetic tape recording, nanopositioning, signal processing and error-correction coding.