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Darío Gil

Board of Governors

Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research

Dr. Darío Gil is IBM Senior Vice President and Director of Research

Dr. Gil is responsible for IBM Research, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. He directs innovation strategies in hybrid cloud, AI, semiconductors, quantum computing, and exploratory science. He also leads the technical community of IBM and is responsible for the company’s intellectual property strategy and business.

An advocate of collaborative research models, Dr. Gil co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, which advances fundamental AI research to benefit industry and society. He also co-chairs the Executive Board of the International Science Reserve, a global network of open scientific communities that provides specialized resources to prepare for and help mitigate urgent, complex global challenges.

Dr. Gil is a member of the National Science Board (NSB), the National Science Foundation (NSF) governing body. He also serves on the President’s Research Council of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), the MIT School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, and the Aspen Global Cybersecurity Group.

Dr. Gil serves on the boards of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), New York Academy of Sciences, New York Hall of Science, and Research!America.

Dr. Gil received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.