Today we welcome Yoelle Maarek to Yahoo as Senior Director of Yahoo Research. She will be leading the Yahoo Lab in Haifa, Israel along with Ronny Lempel. Their teams help further Yahoo’s commitment to discovering new technologies that deliver compelling experiences on the Web.
You might know Yoelle as the former engineering director at the Google Haifa Engineering Center, which she founded in 2006. Her team launched features such as Google Suggest, Searching Ads, and Interactive Annotations on YouTube. Prior to Google, Yoelle was with IBM Research, where she held series of technical and management positions, first at T.J. Watson Research in New York, and then at the IBM Haifa Research Lab in Israel. You can go to Yoelle’s website to read all about her impressive research experience in information retrieval, Web applications, and collaborative technologies.
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