I'm a lead researcher and a master inventor at IBM Research AI - Haifa (HRL), a member of the information retrieval research group.
My research interests include Information Retrieval, Social Media, Recommender Systems and Semantic Web.
My main research focus these days is on core IR problems (e.g., Ranking, Passage Retrieval for QA, Fusion and Distributed Search, Query Performance Prediction) and emerging IR applications (Dynamic IR and Session Search, NLG, Conversational Search and Dialog).
I have published 60+ related academic papers and 40+ patents (20 issued so far). I'm actively involved in the research community, including the organization of several related workshops, PC memberships and reviews in leading conferences and journals.
I serve as HRL's Knowledge PIC co-chair.
I'm also an adjunct lecturer in the CS department in the University of Haifa, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses (Databases 101, Information Retrieval, Web Programming and various advanced seminars).
I received the B.Sc degree (2004) in information systems engineering and the Ph.D (2008) degree in information management engineering under the supervision of Prof. Avigdor Gal, both from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.