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About the IBM Research – Ireland Lab

In July 2010, our lab opened as a Smarter Cities Technology Centre and Research and Development Laboratory.  IBM Research – Ireland is part of a global network of 12 IBM Research Labs and is located in Dublin at the IBM Technology Campus where we are home to state-of-the-art innovations.

We operate under a collaborative environment involving IBM scientists, industries and universities. In 2015, we opened a collaboratory with University College Dublin to advance cognitive and sustainable cities research capabilities. IBM Research – Ireland is also involved in many joint projects including research programs established by the European Union Horizon 2020 and pioneering collaborative projects with clients. Our new THINKLab recently opened welcoming deep dive workshops with clients in a dedicated and immersive environment to discuss and design solutions together.


Our Research Focus

Our research projects focus on developing innovative solutions in areas such as energy, water, healthcare, social care, education and transport applications. Today, our researchers are helping clients make better decisions using Cognitive Computing, Internet-of-Things, and Cloud Platforms. The competencies of our lab include high performance systems, optimization and control, decision science, statistics, machine learning, large-scale modeling, data mining and assimilation, deep semantic reasoning and natural language processing.

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Meet the director

  • Wendy Belluomini

    Dr. Wendy Belluomini

    Lab Director,
    IBM Research – Ireland



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Featured Stories

Innovating together

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Advancing Proactive Digital Integrated Care
Our researchers are collaborating with EU H2020 partners to develop an ecosystem to improve and advance home-based integrated care for older adults with chronic diseases. Find out more


TOPAs Cognitive Building

Decision Support Tools For Buildings
Analysing large amounts of data from buildings using a continuous performance auditing approach to uncover hidden patterns and improve their environment, air quality and energy usage.



High Performance Systems dRedbox and Uniserver

High Performance Systems on the Edge
With consortium partners we are developing a new cloud computing server and building a universal micro-server architecture with software ecosystem addressing performance, power consumption and reliability in cloud data centers and edge-computing.


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Cognitive Chemistry

STFC Hartree and IBM Research - Ireland are developing an integrated data analytics, modelling, and simulation capability addressing a broad variety of chemical and materials problems using High Performance Computing.


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2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Award Finalist

Together with VELCO, our researchers have built an energy analytics platform, integrating high-resolution weather forecasts, smart meter data, and grid analytics. Watch the video


Cognitive Solutions

Watch our cognitive solutions videos

Learn more about all our cognitive solutions in care, buildings and cars