IBM researchers work at the frontiers of a wide range of areas. Many have very distinguished careers. IBM Research has had five Nobel Laureates and six Turing Award winners, including the latest (and first woman ever), Fran Allen. IBM has eight inductees into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and has led the world in patents for the past 14 years. Seminal innovations include Fortran, DRAM, RISC, and relational databases, to name a few. The research agenda is diverse, spanning behavioral science, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science, mathematical sciences, biological sciences, physics, and service science. This diversity is organized into four main areas: Services, Software, Systems, and Technology. Three thousand researchers world wide are employed at labs located near Austin (Texas), Beijing, Delhi, Haifa, San Jose (California), Tokyo, Yorktown Heights (New York), and Zurich. The labs also host many visiting professors and post-doctoral researchers. IBM Research benefits from the energy and enthusiasm of a large number of student interns (more than 400 this past summer in the US labs) who bring a fresh perspective to our initiatives and strengthen our ties with academia.