Mr. Zong Ling, Ph. D., is currently a Senior Software Engineer / Scientist in IBM Almaden Research Center, located in San Francisco Bay Area (the Silicon Valley) of Northern California, USA.
Dr. Ling has been working at IBM Almaden Research Center for about 20 years, with primary focus on performance evaluation of IBM data storage products. Dr. Ling engages in customer services globally through troubleshooting data storage issues, providing technical training classes, and publishing IBM whitepapers. Dr. Ling's current interests are in the areas of Cognitive Business and AI Applications, FinTech/Blockchain Deployment, Big Data Storage and Analytics, Cloud Computing Architecture, Service Science, Internet of Things, and Information Technology Service Management.
As an IBM University ambassador and evangelist of IBM corporate culture with many years of expertise on information technology engineering and services, Dr. Ling has not only provided academic lectures locally at Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and San Jose State University, but also have taught credited courses overseas and hosted numerous seminars at top universities in China. In recognition of his contributions to the community, Dr. Ling has been a recipient of the United States President's Volunteer Service Award for the past 10 years.
Mr. Zong Ling got Ph.D. on Computer Engineering of University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1998, and obtained BS at the University of Science and Technology of China in 1982.