Paul M. Horn is an Americancomputer scientist and solid state physicist who has made contributions to pervasive computing, pioneered the use of copper and self-assembly in chip manufacturing, and he helped manage the development of deep computing, an important tool that provides business decision makers with the ability to analyze and develop solutions to very complex and difficult problems. He has, at various times, been Senior Vice President of the IBM Corporation and Executive Director of Research. While at IBM, he initiated the project to develop Watson, the computer that competed successfully in the quiz show Jeopardy!. He is currently a New York University (NYU) Distinguished Scientist in Residence and NYU Stern Executive in Residence. He is also a professor at Polytechnic Institute of New York University.In 2009, he was appointed as the Senior Vice Provost for Research at NYU. Horn has received several awards, including the Bertram Eugene Warren Award from the American Crystallographic Association (1988), the Distinguished Leadership award from the New York Hall of Science (2000), the Hutchison Medal from the University of Rochester (2002), and the Pake Prize from the American Physical Society (2002). In 2005, Horn was the recipient of the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) Medal in honor of his contributions to technology leadership.