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Maria Gabrani

Maria Gabrani

Cognitive Healthcare and Lifesciences


Maria Gabrani is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research Zurich since 2001. Her research has focused in image processing and pattern recognition techniques, used to extract meaningful information from data in different application areas, from medical imaging to computational pathology. She is currently a manager of the Cognitive Healthcare and Lifesciences group that focuses in ingesting, analyzing and integrating textual, imaging and molecular data for building health knowledge and disease understanding and supporting decision making in numerous applications, from medical triage, to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment selection and treatment monitoring. She has also global IBM Research roles, as one of the strategists in Future of Health and specifically in the areas of oncology and knowledge representation, as well as a member of the Exploratory Lifesciences Council of IBM Research.

Before joining IBM, from 1999 until 2001, Maria worked for Philips Research, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. She holds a Ph.D and MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Aristotle University, Thessaloniki Greece. She has received numerous awards including several Outstanding technical Achievement awards, from IBM Corporation, and Technical Achievement Award, from IBM Research Division and numerous best paper awards, from NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Image Registration Workshop (1997), to GRAIL best paper award, MICCAI (2020).


  • Manager, Cognitive Healthcare and Lifesciences (IBM Research-Zurich)
  • Manager Cognitive Healthcare and LifeSciences & Strategist (IBM Research)
  • Senior Researcher (Philips Research)
  • Algorithm Research Assistant; Summer internship (Sensar (subsidiary of Sarnoff))
  • Research Staff Member (IBM Research-Zurich)


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