Tilak Agerwala is vice president of systems at IBM Research. He is responsible for developing the next-generation technologies for IBM’s systems, from microprocessor architecture and design to commercial systems and supercomputers, as well as novel supercomputing algorithms, systems software, and applications. Agerwala joined IBM in 1979 at the T.J. Watson Research Center and has held executive positions at IBM in research, advanced development, development, marketing, and business development. His research interests are in the area of high-performance computer architectures and systems.
Agerwala is a founding member of the IBM Academy of Technology and a Fellow of the IEEE. He has given over 100 invited technical presentations and keynote talks at conferences, universities, and national laboratories worldwide. He received his B Tech in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and his PhD in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.