Michael Gschwind Biography

Dr. Michael Gschwind is Chief Engineer for Machine Learning and Deep Learning at the IBM Global Chief Data Office where he leads the development of IBM’s AI platform. During his career, Dr. Gschwind has been a technical leader for IBM’s key transformational initiatives, creating and leading the development of PowerAI and IBM’s AI hardware and software products, leading the development of the OpenPOWER Hardware Architecture as well as the software interfaces for the new little-endian OpenPOWER Linux and its Software Ecosystem. In previous assignments, he was a chief architect for Blue Gene, the little-endian OpenPOWER Linux software architecture, OpenPower hardware architecture, the first-in-industry numeric accelerator architecture Cell, POWER9, POWER8, POWER7, the Xbox360 media accelerator engine and mainframe architecture. As a faculty member at the Technical University of Vienna, Dr. Gschwind invented inference and training accelerators for neural networks which have become the technology base for the AI revolution. Dr. Gschwind is an author of over 100 reviewed papers spanning all fields of computing from chip design and design automation to software architecture and AI platforms, and an inventor of over 500 issued patents. Dr. Gschwind is a Fellow of the IEEE, an ACM Distinguished Speaker, Chair of the ACM SIGMICRO Executive Board, an IBM Master Inventor and a Member of the IBM Academy of Technology.
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