Eric Brown, PhD
Eric Brown is the Director of Foundational Innovation for IBM Watson Health. Eric is located at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. Eric’s team is responsible for developing, piloting, and incubating advanced cognitive technologies for healthcare and life sciences, including big data, NLP, reasoning, and learning.
Eric’s team works closely with Watson Health offering management and development to incorporate advanced innovation and Research technologies into Watson Health Offerings.
Eric received his B.S. in Computer Science Summa Cum Laude from the University of Vermont, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Eric has been at IBM since 1995. Prior to moving to Watson Health, Eric was a scientist and Director in the IBM Research division and a technical lead on the Watson Jeopardy! Grand Challenge project. Eric has conducted research and development in information retrieval, question answering, text analysis, and biomedical informatics. Eric was recognized by ADWEEK as one of the 50 Most Indispensable Executives in Marketing, Media and Tech in 2016, received the UMass CS Alumni Outstanding Achievement in Technical Development in 2015, and he and his team were awarded the AAAI Fiegenbaum Prize in 2013.