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Irving Wladawsky-Berger


Visiting Professor

MIT’s Engineering Systems Division

Dr. Wladawsky-Berger is Visiting Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT’s Engineering Systems Division, and Adjunct Professor in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the Imperial College Business School. He is a member of BP’s Technology Advisory Council, the Visiting Committee for the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago and the Board of Visitors for the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He was co-chair of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, as well as a founding member of the Computer Sciences and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A native of Cuba, he was named the 2001 Hispanic Engineer of the Year.

Wladawsky-Berger was formerly Vice President for Technical Strategy and Innovation at IBM Corporation. There he was responsible for identifying emerging technologies and marketplace developments critical to the future of the IT industry, and organizing appropriate activities in and outside IBM in order to capitalize on them. In conjunction with that, he led a number of key innovation-oriented activities and formulated technology strategy and public policy positions in support of them. As part of this effort, he was also responsible for the IBM Academy of Technology and the company’s university relations office. He retired from IBM in May 2007.

Dr. Wladawsky-Berger received an M.S. and a Ph. D. in physics from the University of Chicago.

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