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I am a senior research scientist at the IBM Israel Research Lab (ISRL) in Haifa since August 2010. Currently, my research is in the area of Trustworthy, AI-powered, business automation. Previously, I was leading work in the IoT domain that focused on improving workers' safety using wearables. This work has been a basis for the IBM Maximo Safety product. Prior to this work, I was a member of the Decision Analytics team in research (formerly known as the Business Transformation & Architecture Technologies group). Until the summer of 2013, I was the coordinator of the ACSI project, a 3-year EU STREP project, which had an extraordinary outcome, developing an innovative platform for service interoperation. Subsequently, I led our participation in a series of Horizon2020 projects having a focus on human-centric AI.
Currently, my research activities are focused on AI for the benefit of work automation, with a particular focus on process- and situation-aware explainability (SAX). I also participate in a variety of EU H2020 projects. This includes facilitating effective learning with the use of exoskeletons in CONBOTS, and industrial applications that employ EEG neurometrics in MINDTOOTH. Till about 2021, I also took part in the H2020 SIMUSAFE project that was studying driver risks. Before that, I had done research pertaining to two different paradigms: design-science as my favorite type, and also a limited portion of behavioral user studies. My research activities in these areas included work on Shields as a core conceptualization of time-series data analytics for personal safety, the Business Entities model (a.k.a. Business Artifacts) per my involvement in the ACSI EU project, designing a semantic integration platform, and identifying features in systems that may promote more effective decisions in the context of multi-objective problems.
I hold a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management with a major in Information Systems, an M.Sc. degree in Information System Engineering, both from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and a Ph.D. degree in Management Information Systems from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
My doctoral research is in the domain of Business Controls and its integration with systems analysis and design. In general, my research interests are in the areas of systems analysis and design, conceptual modeling, knowledge-representation and ontological applications to information systems, and software engineering.