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11 innovators elevated to our highest level

Dharmendra Modha, (C ‘90 B.Tech CSE), was named IBM fellow for 2014 along with 13 others. He is the third from IIT Bombay to get this coveted honor after Ramesh Agarwal (C ’68 B.Tech EE) and Subramaniam (Subbu) Iyer (C ’77 B.Tech EE).

The 2014 IBM Fellows represent a microcosm of IBM’s diverse global organization. Their backgrounds vary—from a village in southern India to the holy city of Jerusalem to a small town in central Kentucky. From different starting points, today these 11 leaders in their respective fields have reached the same destination—the rarefied ranks of IBM’s all-time technical giants. Meet the 2014 class of IBM Fellows.

Dharmendra S. Modha is a pioneer in Cognitive Computing by creating brain-inspired, ultra-low power, compact chips for creatively leveraging and advancing the diverse fields of supercomputing, neuroscience, and nanotechnology. To compliment this advanced brain-like chip, Dharmendra has led the creation of a new software programming tool consisting of a new language, a new library, and a new end-to-end laboratory for supporting all aspects of the cognitive computing programming cycle. Dharmendra will serve as technology ambassador to Peru.

History of IBM Fellow Distinction

IBM Fellow is the company's pre-eminent technical distinction, granted in recognition of outstanding and sustained technical achievements, and leadership in engineering, programming, services, science and technology. To enhance their potential for more innovations, IBM Fellows are given additional responsibilities in their areas of specialization. This year's class of Fellows has 188 years of combined IBM experience and includes 7 individuals who have PhDs. ...more

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