Hendrik Hamann

Manager, Physical Analytics

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Dr. Hendrik F. Hamann is a Principal Research Staff Member and Research Manager in the Physical Sciences Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, in Yorktown Heights, New York. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Goettingen in Germany. In 1995 he joined JILA (joint institute between the University of Colorado and NIST) as a Research Associate in Boulder, Colorado. During his tenure at JILA, he developed novel, near-field optical microscopes to study single molecules at high spatial resolution.

Since 2001 he has led the Physical Analytics program in IBM Research. Between 2005 and 2009 he worked on energy management from the device level all the way to large scale computing systems. His current research interests include the combination of physical model, machine-learning and big data technologies, internet of things, sensor networks, sensor-based physical modeling, and system physics with applications in renewable energy, precision agriculture, and energy management.

He has authored and co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers, holds over 90 patents, and has over 70 pending patent applications. Dr. Hamann is an IBM Master Inventor, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and has served on governmental committees such as the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation and as an industrial advisor to universities. He is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), Optical Society of America (OSA), The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the NY Academy of Sciences.