Robert Haas leads one of the technical research departments at IBM Research Europe based in Zurich. His department delivers critical system hardware and software innovation that powers the cloud, AI, server and storage platforms of IBM, as well as leads the race towards in-memory computing. He has an M.Sc. in Communications Systems from EPFL and the Eurécom Institute (Sophia-Antipolis, France), a Ph.D. from ETHZ, and an MBA from Warwick Business School (UK). He has contributed to over 60 patents and several open standards in networking and security.