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Jinjun Xiong

Lecturer; Program Director for Cognitive Computing Systems Research, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

At the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Dr. Jinjun Xiong is responsible for defining the scientific agenda and strategic directions for advanced cognitive computing systems research across industries, academia, and governmental agencies.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Xiong was a manager of the Smarter Energy group, responsible for the IBM Research’s Big Bet Program on Smarter Energy Research, including its strategies and execution. He also pioneered the statistical data-driven methodology for improving VLSI chip yields and developed many novel variational-aware design optimization techniques that were used by multiple generations of IBM's high-performance ASIC and server designs.

Dr. Xiong received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2006, and since then has been a Research Staff Member with the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. His research interests include cognitive computing, big data analytics, deep learning, smarter energy, and application of cognitive computing for industrial solutions.


  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles