Dr. Dario Gil is the director of IBM Research, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs, where he directs research strategies in quantum, AI, hybrid cloud, security, industry solutions, and semiconductors and systems. Dr. Gil previously served as chief operating officer of IBM Research and the vice president of AI and quantum computing, areas in which he continues to have broad responsibilities across IBM. An advocate of collaborative research models, he cochairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, a pioneering industrial-academic laboratory with a portfolio of more than 50 projects focused on advancing fundamental AI research to the broad benefit of industry and society. A passionate supporter of scientific discovery and education, Dr. Gil is a trustee of the New York Hall of Science, which provides schools, families, and underserved communities in the New York City area with exposure to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Dr. Gil received his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.