VCUarts Sculpture Alumna Is Design Researcher at IBM

Hannah Graffeo (B.F.A. ’13) is a design researcher at IBM in New York and was recently interviewed by the New York Times.

Q. What is your role as a design researcher?

A. My group supports IBM Watson for Oncology, a part of Watson Health that helps care teams personalize cancer treatment. We develop software tools that allow cancer specialists to quickly analyze health data to gain insights.

What is your background?

I have a bachelor’s in fine arts with a focus on Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a master’s in integrated innovation for products and services from Carnegie Mellon. As a sculptor, I gained an understanding of how objects and environments affect people, which has turned out to be fundamental to my job.

To read more, visit the New York Times article.

Above image credit: Benjamin Norman for the New York Times.


March 2, 2017