Ruhong Zhou serves currently as a Research Staff Scientist and Manager of Soft Matter Science Group at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Professor Bruce Berne in chemistry from Columbia University in 1997. He joined IBM Research in 2000, after spending two and a half years working with Professor Richard Friesner (Columbia University) and Professor William Jorgensen (Yale University) on polarizable force fields when he was at Schrodinger. He has (co)authored 102 journal publications and 14 patents, delivered 120+ invited talks at major conferences and universities worldwide, and (co)chaired several conferences in computational biology, computational chemistry, and biophysics fields. He is part of the IBM BlueGene team who won the 2009 National Medal on Technology and Innovation. He has won the IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (the highest technical award within IBM) in 2008 and 2005, IBM Research Division Award in 2005, Columbia University Hammett Award in 1997 (for best graduates), and American Chemical Society DEC Award on computational chemistry in 1995. His current research interests include development of novel methods and algorithms for computational biology and bioinformatics, and large-scale simulations for protein folding, ligand-receptor binding, protein-protein interaction, and protein nanoparticle interactions.
Biography Updated on 27 July 2011