I find that working with large data sets of electronic medical records is intriguing. First, there is the potential for discoveries. Second, the research is applied to real patients, so I have the opportunity to potentially improve the situations of real people on a large scale. Third, research projects that involve real medical data tend to be complex and large, and I find it enjoyable to be a part of teams that consist of a mixture of expertise—physicians, biostatisticians, computer scientists, and engineers.
I joined IBM Healthcare Research, Cambridge MA, in 2016. Before that I was a research fellow at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital. I obtained my PhD focused on human-robot collaboration from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. I hold dual citizenship (American and Israeli).