Barbara Finkelstein  Barbara Finkelstein photo         

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Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA



My role at IBM Research:

I'm here to help make IBM Research visible to computer science students in university Ph.D. programs. I do this largely by working with a team of IBM computer scientists that developed the Researcher self-publishing tool in their free time.

Researcher is a simple way for IBM researchers to produce a personal, project, group or research area (Professional Interest Community, or "PIC") page. It gives you a blank-page template where you can create as intricate or as basic a page as you like. One of the nicest features is the publication aggregator, which lets researchers query Google Scholar or Microsoft Academic for their publications and then organizes them into a single, cross-indexed list.

Here's one way you can use a Researcher personal page link to publicize your work at IBM Research. Note where we have used the Researcher url.

Recently, I hosted an audio podcast called Inside IBM Research (Soundcloud) The program featured short conversations with IBM researchers who used their skills to solve real-world problems (poverty, access to education, economic and political transparency, etc.)

Outside of IBM, I contribute articles to various publications. One of my favorite articles appears in The Forward: The Mystery Behind the Lost Books of a Cherished Lublin Yeshiva

I contribute book reviews to HeadButler, a culture website run by Jesse Kornbluth. My most recent review is of Philip Roth's The Plot Against America.

I have reviewed books for The New York Times, Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Tribune, The Plain Dealer and many other newspapers.

I have done a lot of audio podcasting, mostly notably as the producer of IEEE's Techwise Conversations. In 2010 I produced my own author interview series called Bookpod.

I now write for a business magazine called B-Tank (paper publication only). Some of my recent cover stories:

Craig Kanarick: A Man Ahead of His Time Seeks to Revitalize the NYC Waterfront

Silicon Valley: Land of Opportunity or Boulevard of Broken Dreams


My formal education:

M.A., English, Fordham University

B.A., English, Rutgers University

Last updated on November 20, 2018


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