SUNY-IBM AI Research Alliance

The SUNY-IBM AI Collaborative Research Alliance is a strategic partnership between two institutions with broad and deep expertise and a commitment to advancing the state of the art in AI. Research and development projects conducted under this alliance will focus on AI science, applications, and hardware, promoting both scientific outputs and technology commercialization opportunities. This alliance is part of a $2B partnership between the State of NY, SUNY, and IBM to create a global research hub for developing next-generation AI hardware.

The management and organizational structure of the SUNY-IBM AI Research Alliance is designed to promote collaboration and partnership at all levels of engagement. Alliance activities are overseen by a leadership team comprising of senior representatives from SUNY and IBM. A Scientific Advisory Council of distinguished faculty members and research leaders from the two institutions provides strategic direction and guidance. Research projects are jointly envisioned and conducted by SUNY faculty and IBM researchers.

The first set of research projects launched in 2020 span AI applications in healthcare, hardware for next generation AI systems, and AI driven modeling and simulation.


Shadi Sandvik
Dr. Shadi Sandvik
Leadership Council Member
Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development
Dr. I.V. Ramakrishnan
Technical Director
Professor and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives,
Stony Brook University
Mukesh Khare Headshot
Dr. Mukesh Khare
Leadership Council Member
IBM Vice President: Hybrid Cloud
Hemanth Jagannathan Headshot
Dr. Hemanth Jagannathan
Executive Director
Principal Research Staff Member, IBM

Scientific Advisory Council

Venu Govindaraju Headshot
Dr. Venu Govindaraju
Vice President for Research, University at Buffalo
Joe Mitchell Headshot
Dr. Joe Mitchell
Chair and Distinguished Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Stony Brook University
Weiyi Meng Headshot
Dr. Weiyi Meng
Chair and Professor, Department of Computer Science, Binghamton University
Lisa Amini Headshot
Dr. Lisa Amini
Distinguished Engineer and Director, IBM Research Cambridge & AI Horizons Network
David Kung Headshot
Dr. David Kung
Distinguished Research Staff Member and Manager, IBM Research
John Rozen Headshot
Dr. John Rozen
Manager and Research Staff Member, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center