Stefan HARRER

Manager, Brain-Inspired Computing Research, IBM Research Australia


Organisation:

IBM Research – Australia is one of IBM’s 12 global research labs. Opened in 2011, the Lab combines both research and development. It works closely with clients to understand their business challenges, innovation opportunities and how solutions can be applied in the marketplace. The research pursued at the lab focuses on conceiving, designing and building next-generation systems that will transform health and life sciences, analytics, resource management, and financial services.

 

Brief Bio:

In 2015 Stefan founded the Brain-Inspired Computing Research program of IBM Research – Australia and now leads it as its Manager. His team spearheads an effort to develop AI-based technology for managing and treating epilepsy. Since joining IBM Research in 2008, Stefan has worked in the fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology and healthcare analytics at IBM Albany Nanotech, and the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York as well as at IBM Research Australia. He has authored and co-authored over 40 technical publications and holds over 50 issued and over 60 pending patents. Stefan has been named IBM Master Inventor in 2017 and was elected into the IBM Academy of Technology in 2018. He holds an Adjunct Professor position in the School of Engineering and Information Science at the University of Technology Sydney. As a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences and Senior Member of the IEEE he is part of the IEEE Computer Society Steering Committee and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience.