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Prof. Paul Horn is the Senior Vice Provost for Research and Senior Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Entrepreneurship at the Tandon School of Engineering. Prior to his NYU position, he was senior vice president of the IBM Corporation and executive director of research. Under his leadership, IBM Research produced an unmatched string of technological breakthroughs, including the chess-playing supercomputer Deep Blue, the world’s first copper chip, the giant magneto-resistive head (GMR), strained silicon (a discovery that allows chips to run up to 35% faster), and BlueGene, the world’s fastest supercomputer that brought computing leadership back to the United States.