David Ferrucci

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David Ferrucci is the principal investigator who in 2007-2011 led a team of IBM and academic researchers and engineers[1] to the development of the Watson computer system that won a television quiz.

Ferrucci graduated from Manhattan College, with a B.S. degree in biology and from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in 1994 with a Ph.D. degree in computer science specializing in knowledge representation and reasoning.[2] He joined IBM's Thomas J. Watson in 1995 and left in 2012 to join Bridgewater Associates.[3]


  1. ^ Ferrucci, D, et al. (2010), "Building Watson: An Overview of the DeepQA Project", AI Magazine (AI Magazine) 31 (3), retrieved 2011-02-19
  2. ^ http://lifesciences.ieee.org/publications/newsletter/contributors/110-david-ferrucci
  3. ^ http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/06/david-ferrucci-life-after-watson/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0