I am a research staff member at the IBM Research Lab in Haifa since August 2010. Currently, my research focus is Human-centric AI applications and IoT technologies. Previously I was member in 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. The platform is now freely accessible (open source) through source forge in the name of BizArtifact
Currently my research activities are focused on IoT and wearable enabled solutions. Over the recent years, this effort has successfully led to the creation of the IBM Maximo Worker Insight product, which I had the luxury of being among its founders in IBM research, and where we continue to contribute to it now that it has matured to be an official offering by IBM Watson in Munich. I also participates in a variety of EU H2020 projects. This includes studying driver risks in SIMUSAFE, facilitating effective learning with the use of exoskeletons in CONBOTS, and driving enterprise applications that employ EEG neurometrics in MINDTOOTH. Before that, I had done research pertaining to two different paradigms: design-science as my favourite type, and also a limited portion of behavioural user studies. My research activities in these areas included work on 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, ontological applications to information systems, and software engineering. Recently, I have also been involved in exploring interactive aspects of human decision making.