Institute Co-Directors

David Cahill
Professor and Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering
The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois
1022 Superconductivity Center, Urbana, IL 
(217) 333-6753

Daby M Sow
Director, Hybrid Cloud Services
IBM Research
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
(914) 945-3684

Research & Crosscut Thrust Leads

Hybrid Cloud

Alaa Youssef (IBM)
Deming Chen (UIUC)


Hendrick Hamann (IBM)
Jingrui He (UIUC)

Quantum Computing 

Ruchi Pendse  (IBM)
Brian DeMarco (UIUC)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

Sudhir Gowda (IBM)
Jonathan Makela (UIUC)

Materials Discovery 

Teodoro Laino  (IBM)
Huimin Zhao (UIUC)


Andrea Greggo (IBM)
Sanjay Patel (UIUC)

Assistant Director

Noni Ledford  
IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute