IBM Research's first UK base - with us
06 Feb 2017
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IBM Research has been at the forefront of developing future technology and now they have established their first UK base – at the Hartree Centre.

 

​​The IBM Research team now based at the STFC Hartree Centre
(Credit: STFC) 

 

​For over 60 years, IBM Research has been the innovation engine of the IBM corporation. From helping the Apollo space missions land on the moon to creating a technology that can find answers in unstructured data more effectively than standard search technology (aka Watson).​

Following on from the signing of a Research and Development Collaboration Agreement last year, the first IBM researchers have moved into their new offices at Daresbury. Working alongside colleagues from Hartree, and those at other IBM Research labs in Yorktown Heights, Dublin and Zurich, they will help develop new tools, algorithms and approaches to big data that will help UK industry take greater advantage of the wealth of insights hidden in that data.

The initial areas of co-working and collaboration include projects on molecular modelling, genomics, multi-physics and multi-scale modelling, the Internet of Things and uncertainty quantification.

Professor Chris Thompson, Technical Lead of the IBM Daresbury team, said: “We’re delighted that already we have seven researchers working at Daresbury, with the headcount due to grow significantly in 2016 and beyond. The collaboration between IBM and Hartree is a rare opportunity to make a significant impact on the UK industrial eco-system and I can’t wait to see the IBM/Hartree team grow and engage in this challenge.”

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