NEW YORK (TIP): Indian-American scientist Rajiv Joshi has bagged the prestigious Inventor of the Year award in recognition of his pioneering work in advancing the electronic industry and improving artificial intelligence capabilities. Dr Joshi has more than 250 patented inventions in the US and works at the IBM Thomson Watson Research Center in New York.
He was presented with the prestigious annual award by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association earlier this month during a virtual awards ceremony.
Dr. Joshi received his B.Tech from I.I.T (Bombay, India) and his MS from M.I.T, is a prolific inventor with more than 250 US and more than 350 international patents. He is an IEEE Fellow and received the Industrial Pioneer Award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in 2013. He is a key technical lead at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center, focusing on the development of integrated circuits and memory chips.
Holding the IBM title of Master Inventor since 1997, Joshi has more than 200 publications including conferences and journals, and he has received scores of other accolades and awards including receiving the IBM’s Corporate Patent Portfolio Award on three separate occasions. Among several honors, Joshi was inducted into the New Jersey Inventor Hall of Fame in 2014, received IEEE CAS Society’s Industrial Pioneer Award, and the IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies in 2018.
Joshi’s successful tenure at IBM Research has been highlighted by breakthrough inventions that are prevalent to our everyday lives such as servers, medical devices, handheld devices, and wearable technology. His inventions include fundamental interconnect process technology that helped in the achievement of Moore’s scaling, which aides with computational performance and for memory bandwidth issues, which are much needed for AI.