Christoph Hagleitner leads the "Heterogeneous Cognitive Computing Systems" group at the IBM Research – Zurich Lab (ZRL) in Ruschlikon, Switzerland. The group focuses on heterogeneous computing systems for cloud datacenters and HPC. Applications include big-data analytics and cognitive computing. He obtained a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from ETH, Zurich, Switzerland in 1997 and and a Ph.D. degree for a thesis on CMOS-integrated Microsensors from ETH, Zurich, Switzerland in 2002. In 2003 he joined IBM Research to work on the system architecture of a novel probe-storage device (“millipede”-project). In 2008, he started to build up a new research group in the area of accelerator technologies. The team initially focused on on-chip accelerator cores and gradually expanded its research to heterogeneous systems and their applications.