Dr. David Konopnicki manages the Information Retrieval group in IBM Research and has been involved in Unstructured Content Analytics both from a theoretical and a practical point of view: in the academia, David developed search systems for the early web. In the IBM Software Group and in IBM Research, David has been leading a variety of projects: development of large-scale full-text search engines, building customer profiles from enterprise and social media sources, massive scale analytics with applications to telco companies and more.
More recently, David is leading the research of Affective Computing technologies with goal of augmenting Cognitive Computing through measurement, simulation and understanding of human emotions.
David is an IBM Master Inventor and holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Technion, Haifa
Specialties: Relational databases, Information Retrieval, Software Development management, Massive-scale Analytics, Telco Analytics