Joanna L. Batstone, Ph.D.
Joanna L. Batstone , Ph.D .
Director for Distributed Computing, IBM Research
D Joanna L. Batstone, Ph.D. is the Director for Distributed Computing in IBM Research
, with worldwide strategy responsibility for Distributed Computing.
Previously she was the Program Director, Development, for IBM's Sensors & Actuators business unit and a Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Software Group.
She spent 5 years as a Senior Manager for Solutions Development in IBM's Healthcare & Life Sciences Business Unit with development responsibilities for IBM's Life Sciences solutions for Pharma and Biotech.
launched industry solutions for data integration, regulatory compliance, clinical trials management and information lifecycle management.
Before joining the IBM Healthcare & Life Sciences team, Batstone spent 11 years in IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, in the Physical Sciences and Computer Sciences departments.
has published over 80 papers and organized many industry conference symposia.
professional activities include: BIO IT Coalition Advisory Board, Indiana University
Science Informatics Advisory Board, invited speaker on "Turning Genomics into Medicine" at the 2003 MIT Emerging Technologies conference, sponsored by the Technology Review, featured speaker at the Bio IT World webcast - IT Solutions for Proteomics, (Nov '02), scientific advisory board for the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Data Visualization
and Interpretation Conference, ('03) and invited speaker in '02, an invited speaker on "The Future of the Biotechnology Industry: Opportunities for Small Businesses", at the NY Solutions 2002 Conference.
Dr. Batstone received a B.Sc. in Chemical Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics from The University of Bristol, UK.
This was followed by postdoctoral work at AT&T Bell Laboratories, NJ, a Lectureship in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Liverpool, UK, a position with IBM Research.
received the '95 Burton Medal from the Microscopy Society of America
, the '91 Robert Lansing Hardy Gold Medal from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
and the '89 Cosslett Award from the Microbeam Analysis Society
Dr. Batstone takes a leadership role in promoting opportunities for Women in Technology with regular presentations on careers and survival skills.
She chaired the American Physical Society's Committee on Careers and Professional Development and was an elected Member at Large on the Executive Committee for the Forum for Industrial and Applied Physics.
at the New York Academy of Sciences Womens'
Investigators Network Diversity Leadership Initiative, she
was an invited Panelist at the 1st Annual Conference on Non-Traditional Careers, sponsored by Trendsetters Network, 21st Century Careers for Girls
in NYC, a keynote speaker at the 14th Annual Conference on Women
in Engineering, Kingston, Ontario and a keynote speaker for the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, American Physical Society March meeting, in Montreal, Canada.