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Data Security and Privacy Group Manager
IBM Research - Haifa



I am the manager of the Data Security and Privacy group at IBM Research Haifa. Data Security and Privacy group holds several activities including: dynamic data masking, consent management, database access outlier detection & role mining, sensitive data classification, anonymization and more.  Prior to becoming a manager, I lead the research and development of MAGEN. The project and product deals with dynamic data policy based masking in web applications. As of Nov 2014 magen has joined the Guardium product line and goes by the name Guardium for Applications.

In the past I was part of the Biomedical Informatics group where I lead research and development of decision support systems and tools for formalization of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology as part of a care coordination joint program. and previous to that was the technical lead of Hypergenes Hypergenes, an FP7 EU 4 year Project researching Essential Hypertension. 

My current expertise lie in data security and privacy domains, especially in web based applications. Past expertise are in the biomedical informatics field including clinical decision support and clinical practice guidelines formalization in the oncology domain, as well as in semantics and interoperability of clinical and genomic data. I spent several years pushing the use and adoption of standards such as HL7v3 Clinical Document Architecture and Clinical Genomics Genetic Variation. I also have experience in medical imaging interoperability involving the DICOM standard and several IHE integration profiles such as XDS-i.

I like to hike, play the guitar, read (anything but thrillers), and play any sport that I can get my hands on: triathlon (running, cycling, swimming), rock climbing, skiing, tennis, ping-pong.... and anything else you want to play :) Mostly however, I am a husband to Keren and a father to four children.