Paul Horn

Chief Scientist - Computing

Type: Scientist

Professor Paul M. Horn is the Senior Vice Provost for Research and Senior Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Entrepreneurship at the Tandon School of Engineering.  Prior to his NYU position, he was senior vice president of the IBM Corporation and executive director of research. Under his leadership, IBM Research produced an unmatched string of technological breakthroughs, including the chess-playing supercomputer Deep Blue, the world’s first copper chip, the giant magneto-resistive head (GMR), strained silicon (a discovery that allows chips to run up to 35%faster), and BlueGene, the world’s fastest supercomputer that brought computing leadership back to the United States. Since 2016, Professor Horn serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New York Academy of Sciences.