Mukesh Khare



Dr. Mukesh V. Khare is Vice President at IBM Research, driving IBM’s Hybrid Cloud research agenda.  His team of more than 1000 researchers worldwide is re-defining the future of computing for the next generation workloads such as AI, Machine Learning, High-Performance Computing and their delivery through Hybrid Cloud. Dr. Khare’s areas of responsibilities at IBM range from fundamental materials and device research for semiconductors, novel chip architecture and design, cloud and enterprise systems and software for hybrid cloud.

Throughout his career, Dr. Khare helped build and drive collaborative research alliances with leading companies to create what is next in computing. He championed the formation of the AI Hardware Center in 2019 to drive innovations in AI hardware technologies through public-private partnership. Dr. Khare is also the executive sponsor of IBM’s recently launched Cloud Innovation Lab that helps clients and ecosystem partners advance state-of-the-art in cloud technologies. Over the last decade he established IBM Research site at Albany, NY as the world-wide hub for collaborative research in semiconductor technology and built a platform for advanced logic and packaging technology innovation.

Dr. Khare is a recipient of IBM Corporate Award for his technical accomplishments and is also an IBM Distinguished Engineer. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and is an active board member of several research-focused entities. Dr. Khare served as the General Chair of the 2018 Symposia on VLSI Technology, has co-authored more than 100 research papers and holds many U.S. and international patents.

Dr. Khare began his career at IBM in 1998 after finishing his M.S, M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. He is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace through sponsoring initiatives such as PowerUp for women engineers. A proud father of two and the husband of an architect, Dr. Khare lives in Niskayuna, New York.

02:50 p.m. - 03:05 p.m.

Thursday Plenary Session PM