Distinguished Engineer and Vice President of Technology, IBM Corporation
Inducted in 2012
As a distinguished engineer and vice president of technology, Joanne Martin is responsible for supporting the development of IBM’s technical strategy and for the Global Technical Community.
Joanne is a member of the Academy’s Technology Council.
She was appointed a senior technical staff member in 1993 and elected to the IBM Academy in 1997.
She is past-president of the IBM Academy of Technology.
Prior, she was vice president of infrastructure management services for global technology services (GTS) where she was responsible for providing a consistent and coherent architecture for the development and delivery of service products in the transformed GTS.
Joanne was the business line manager for a scientific and technical computer for the RS6000 division and responsible for IBM’s high-performance scientific computing systems. She served on the management team that developed and delivered IBM’s first supercomputer, with specific responsibility for the performance measurement and analysis of the system.
In 1984, Joanne joined IBM as a research staff member at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center to continue her research into supercomputer performance evaluation and measurement.
Joanne was on the steering committee that created the successful ACM/IEEE conference series on high-performance computing and communications—chairing the conference in 1990 and chairing the technical program for 1998.
She was named by "Working Mother" as one of the 25 most influential working mothers for 1998. She has served as an advisor to the department of energy, National Science Foundation, and the National Research Council.
Joanne earned a PhD in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. She began her research career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory where she conducted the first comprehensive analysis of the scientific workload and its relationship to the performance of supercomputers.