Five Questions with Dr. Kommy Weldemariam, IBM’s Master Inventor

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Komminist Weldemariam is IBM’s first Master Inventor in the company’s African labs. Kommy, as he is known, owns 65 patents for inventions such as an aerial drone for reducing livestock parasites, a cognitive baby pacifier, a parking system for self-driving cars, a blockchain Web browser and intelligent water points in resource-constrained areas. He is also a prolific author of scientific papers, with published research on topics including sensors for detecting plant stress, instrumenting roads in Nairobi and school information hubs through blockchain, to name a few.

Dr. Weldemariam is a Research Scientist

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