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Ido Guy
STSM, Manager, Social Technologies & Analytics
Haifa Research Lab, Haifa, Israel
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Ido Guy is a senior technical staff member (STSM) and manager of the Social Technologies and Analytics group at the IBM Haifa Research Lab, to which he joined in 2000. Ido started his work as a student at the Verification Technologies and Asset Management groups, and then joined the Collaboration Technologies group in 2004. Ido has led and contributed to various projects around collaboration technologies and social networks architecture, previously to establishing the social technologies group and becoming its manager in 2007. Under his management, the Social Technologies & Analytics group develops and studies Web 2.0 and social media technologies, in which people play a key role. The group's current activities focus on the areas of Enterprise Social Analytics, Social Business Processes, and Crowd Computing. In 2012, Ido was appointed STSM, specializing in the area of Social Analytics, defined as the analysis of social media data, including expertise location, recommender systems, reputation and influence analysis, and activity stream search and analytics.

In 2010, Ido received an IBM Corporate Award for his contribution to making IBM a market leader in Enterprise Social Software. He was also one of the major contributors to the Social Computing outstanding scientific accomplishment and received various other technical awards for his contributions to projects around social profiling (Fringe), social network mining (SONAR), and social search and analytics (SaND)

Ido holds B.Sc (Software Engineering) and M.Sc (Computer Science) from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, both Summa Cum Laude. He is a co-author of over 30 conference and journal papers in the fields of Data Mining, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Information and Knowledge Management, Information Retrieval, and Recommender Systems. His research work mostly focuses on social media, especially on social network mining and analysis and social recommender systems. Ido serves on the organizing and program committees of leading conferences including CHI , WWW, and CIKM. He has served as program co-chair for the 2012 ACM conference on recommender systems, Industry co-chair of UMAP 2012, Workshops co-chairs at CHI 2012-2013, and various other roles.