- Artifact-Centric Service Interoperation (ACSI)
- Business Artifacts Research at IBM
- Multi-Objective Decision Making
- Computer Architecture
- Data Management
- Human Computer Interaction
- Programming Languages & Software Engineering
- Service Science
I am a research staff member at the IBM Research Lab in Haifa since August 2010. Currently, my research focus is Enterprise solutions for wearable technologies and the Internet of Things (which I am referring to as "Wearware"). Previously I was member in the Decision Analytics team in research (formerly known as the Business Transformation & Architecture Technologies group), which is now part of the IBM Watson 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 Wearware. This area seems to be in its early and yet very promising stage. 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.