Dario Gil

Director of IBM Research

Dr. Darío Gil is the Director of IBM Research, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. He is the 12th Director in its 75-year history.

IBM Research is composed of over 3,000 researchers at 19 locations on six continents advancing the future of computing. Dr. Gil leads innovation efforts at IBM, directing research strategies in areas including AI, cloud, quantum computing, and exploratory science. Under his leadership IBM was the first company in the world to build programmable quantum computers and make them universally available through the cloud.

An advocate of collaborative research models, Dr. Gil co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, which advances fundamental AI research to the broad benefit of industry and society. He also co-chairs the COVID-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium, which provides access to the world’s most powerful high-performance computing resources in support of COVID-19 research.

Dr. Gil is a Trustee of the New York Hall of Science, is a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and is a nominee to the National Science Board (NSB), the governing body of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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