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Chandrasekhar “Spike” Narayan is the Research Division executive responsible for science and technology at IBM Research – Almaden in San Jose. He is also responsible for global university partnerships. He drives both fundamental and applied research and is a leader in managing innovation for the division. Research topics include quantum computing, artificial intelligence hardware, advanced materials development, computation and characterization, next-gen storage technologies, and materials discovery. More recently he is focusing on the role of physical sciences in the future of IT.
Narayan has held several research and management positions in IBM at both Almaden and Watson Research Laboratories and has received many awards for his technical contributions. In addition, he is a master inventor within IBM Research and has more than 50 U.S. patents to his credit. He is a member of IBM’s Academy of Technology.
Narayan earned a doctorate in metallurgy and materials engineering from Lehigh University.