Costas Bekas Distinguished Researcher & Manager IBM Research

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Dr. Costas Bekas, Distinguished Researcher & Manager IBM Research - Zurich, is responsible for foundational research in AI spanning areas that include ML/DL, knowledge extraction and representation, new computing paradigms for AI, with applications in Healthcare & Life Sciences, materials discovery and robotics. Costas studied at the pioneering Computer Engineering & Informatics Department of the University of Patras in Greece. He received B. Eng., Msc and PhD diplomas in 1998, 2001 and 2003 respectively with Prof. E. Gallopoulos. In 2003-2005, he worked as a postdoctoral associate with Professor Yousef Saad at the Computer Science & Engineering Department, University of Minnesota, USA. Dr. Bekas’s main focus is in Cogntitive Systems and their impact in industry, science and business. His research agenda spans Machine & Deep Learning, large scale analytics, HPC and very large scale distributed systems. Dr. Bekas is a recipient of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize (2013, 2015), and the PRACE Award (2012).