Shila Ofek-Koifman is a senior manager in the Haifa Research lab, leading the Cognitive Information Analytics department.
In this role Shila drives innovation and state of the art technology development in her teams, and works with the business units and with customers, to define new directions, deliver research technologies into products, and drive these technologies into the market.
Shila's department innovates in the areas of Information Retrieval, Social Analytics, Deep learning for text, Affective computing, Natural Language Generation and Summarization and Computational Argumentation, publishes in top conferences in these areas, and collaborates with several business units including Watson, IBM Collaboration solutions and Watson Health.
Shila has a global leadership role in research, for the area of 'Query & Retrieval', under which she builds the research agenda and coordinates the global research teams activities in this field.
Since joining IBM in 2004, Shila has led several activities in the areas of Information retrieval, Search technologies, Social search and analytics, with many contributions to IBM products and internal services, which awarded her several IBM technical achievements awards, incluing an IBM Corporate Award and the Best of IBM award in 2015.