Together with the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and the IEEE Electron Device Society, IBM Research is hosting the 1st AI Compute Symposium at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center THINKLab in Yorktown Heights, NY.

The IBM and IEEE sponsored Symposium will bring together dreamers, thinkers, and innovators in cutting-edge research for a one-day forum to explore AI Compute challenges and future research directions. This symposium is free of charge, but is limited to the first 150 registrants.

The symposium will have eminent invited speakers as well as a student poster session. Students are encouraged to submit poster abstracts during registration. A subset of posters will be invited to submit long form papers for a special issue of the IEEE JETCAS journal. A best poster will also be awarded.






Topics to explore

Cloud / Data Center AI Acceleration
AI at the Edge / AI in IoT
Analog Computing and Emerging Devices for AI
Neuromorphic Architectures

In Memory Computing
AI Algorithms & Applications
Approximate Computing



Time Event / Speaker Location



Poster abstracts (2 pages) are invited that address advanced results AI Compute topics

Abstract submission: Sep 21, 2019
Notification: Sep 25, 2019
Symposium: Oct 17, 2019





IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center 1101 Kitchawan Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Mailing address

  • 1101 Kitchawan Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
  • The main entrance is on Route 134, near the intersection of Route 134 and the Taconic Parkway

GPS address

  • Enter “200 Aqueduct Rd, Ossining NY” for accurate directions to the facility

Telephone numbers

  • Main operator: (914) 945-3000
  • Receptionist: (914) 945-1614
  • Security: (914) 945-2323
  • THINKLab: (914) 945-3600

Visitor information


Visitors should use parking in the front of the IBM Research building.

IBM employees must park in the rear lot behind the building.

There are no additional parking restrictions this year. Carpooling is encouraged.


  • Airports
    • LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
    • Newark Airport (EWR)
    • John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)
    • Westchester County White Plains Airport (HPN)
  • Hertz Car Rental

    Hertz Rental has established an office located at the Yorktown Research Site
    Bldg 801, Room 27-001
    Phone 914-945-3789
    Business Hours 8:30am - 12:00pm, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

    Additional location: White Plains Office 914-948-3024

    For pick-up & drop-off during non-business hours contact Yorktown security
    Room 16-1
    Phone 914-945-2323

    For non-IBMers wishing to rent a car for IBM business use and to obtain IBM rates, contact
    Personal Rental Program, Amanda Hansen
    Phone (201) 307-2237

  • Taxi/Limo services
    • Air Brook Limo 1-800-800-1990
    • Flyte Tyme Worldwide 1-800-888-5466
    • Regency Flyte Time 1-800-872-5556
    • Leros Point to Point 1-800-825-3767
  • Train stations

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates the Metro North Railroad. Service includes commuter trains from Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Train stations near the Yorktown Heights facility are the Croton–Harmon station (on the Hudson Line) and White Plains station (on the Harlem Line). Taxi service is available at both station locations. The train ride from Grand Central to Croton–Harmon ranges from 50 minutes (express train) to 70 minutes (local train).

    • Metro North schedules
    • Croton–Harmon station is approximately 15 min by car (without traffic)
    • White Plains station is approximately 25 min by car (without traffic)




Attendance in the IBM Yorktown Research THINKLab is limited to 150 persons due to auditorium size.

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Advisory Committee

  • Pamela Abshire (University of Maryland)
  • Eduard Alarcon (UPC)
  • Pradip Bose
  • Fernando Guarin (GF)
  • Krishnan Kailas
  • M. Na
  • A. Topol

Poster Session Chairs

  • Krishnan Kailas
  • Xin Zhang

General Chairs

  • Rama Divakaruni
  • Rajiv Joshi

Program Committee

  • Arvind Kumar
  • Matthew M. Ziegler

Publicity Chairs

  • Larry Clevenger
  • Cindy Goldberg

ThinkLab/Auditorium Event Head

  • A. Topol

IBM System Support

  • Lilli-Marie Pavka (IBM Research – Zurich)