The IBM Research and Development –Ireland was established in July 2010. Researchers at IBM Research and Development –Ireland are focussed on four main themes: (i) Smart Cities Technology Centre, (ii) Risk Management, (iii) Exascale, (iv) Next Generation Systems.
- Smart Cities Technology Centre where researchers concentrate on advancing science and technology for intelligent urban and environmental systems, with a current focus on creating analytics, optimizations, and systems for sustainable energy, constrained resources (e.g., municipal water management), transportation, and the underlying city fabric that assimilates and shares data and models for these domains.
- Risk Management, making risk management scalable, robust, and interpretable to a broad set of users.
- Exascale, research into simulation, performance modelling, workload optimisation and HPC consumability.
- Next Generation Systems, Prism and hybrid computing.
Collaboration is central to our culture and as such the IBM Research and Development – Ireland team works closely with city authorities, universities, small and large businesses as well as experts from across IBM's globally integrated organisation to develop new paradigms in making city systems connected, sustainable and smart. Our researchers have expertise in, for example, water engineering, mathematical optimization (specifically large-scale planning and scheduling under uncertainty), large-scale solution development, data mining, and machine learning.