On the occasion of Israel Independence Day on May 6, leading Israeli publication Haaretz has compiled short biographies of "66 Israeli Women You Should Know," and our VP of Research and Head of Yahoo Labs in Israel and India, Yoelle Maarek, has been recognized on the list.
Yoelle's entire bio in the write-up reads, "Just like Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, she, too made the leap there from Google. Currently a vice president for research at Yahoo and head of the company’s research teams in Israel and India, Dr. Yoelle Maarek has decades of experience with international tech giants. Before assuming her latest position, she founded the Google Haifa Engineering Center, where her team was involved in developing Google Suggest, Searching Ads, as well as interactive features on YouTube. Before that, she worked forIBM research, both in New York and in Haifa. Born in Tunis, the 51-year-old received her doctorate in computer science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and then spent four years in the United States before moving back to Israel permanently with her family. She is a member of the Technion’s Board of Governors and was named an Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow in 2013. "For a look at the piece in full, see here.