ARMONK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2018--
The IBM (NYSE: IBM)
board of directors today elected Martha E. Pollack to the board,
effective February 1, 2019.
Dr. Pollack, 60, is the 14th president of Cornell University. She is a
computer scientist and a leader in the field of artificial intelligence.
Dr. Pollack joined Cornell in 2017 after serving for more than three
years as the provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at
the University of Michigan, where she had previously served as vice
provost and as a dean.
Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer,
said: "Martha Pollack is a renowned AI researcher and technologist and
an expert in AI. We are excited about adding her skills and expertise to
the IBM board. Her perspective on education and the use of technology to
improve lives will be great assets to IBM and to our shareholders."
Dr. Pollack has published extensively on artificial intelligence, on
topics ranging from natural-language processing to automated planning
and temporal reasoning. Her research has had a significant focus on the
design of AI technologies to assist people with cognitive impairment.
Dr. Pollack has been a senior computer scientist at the Artificial
Intelligence Center for SRI International, Inc. and served as director
of the University of Pittsburgh's Intelligent Systems Program prior to
joining the University of Michigan in 2000.
Dr. Pollack holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a
master’s degree in computer and information science from the University
of Pennsylvania, where she also earned her PhD in 1986.
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