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Articles related to people and projects from IBM Research-Haifa.

IBM Fellow Awarded Levchin Prize for Contributions to Cryptography

We can all thank an elementary school teacher for keeping our electronic data safe and secure. Growing up in Argentina, and studying in Israel, not far from where his career started at IBM’s Haifa Lab, IBM Fellow and cryptographer, Hugo M. Krawczyk cites his third-grade teacher as one of his first influences. “She piqued my […]

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Cognitive AR to give you superhero vision

The other day my son asked me to explain what I do at work. I told him that our team builds technology that can answer your questions just by pointing your phone at what you’re trying to fix or understand. The augmented reality we’re developing will know what it is, and what to do – […]

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On blockchain and leaning in with new IBM Distinguished Engineer Vita Bortnikov

Vita Bortnikov has had to cross quite a few bridges – from her childhood in Ukraine, to choosing a career path after only two years in Israel, and through her years at IBM. What seemed like a cut-and-dried choice to 18-year-old Vita – mathematics or computers – has led to a successful and satisfying professional […]

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How to find your grandmother in a wedding video

Or using cognitive computing to divide a video into scenes Searching through a video for a specific person, scene, or moment usually means a frustrating and painstaking ‘hunt and peck’ process. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just skip to where your 90-year-old grandmother boogies to Justin Timberlake at your wedding, without having to […]

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Building an open seamless science cloud

A Q&A with Ezra Silvera Ezra Silvera is an IBM researcher who has been tackling the challenge of massive scale data in the cloud’s virtual machines for over a decade. In plain English, he tries to get groups of computers to work together as one virtual machine, and process petabytes of data, without anyone knowing […]

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How we used IoT data to optimize wastewater treatment

Tweaking wastewater treatment operations allowed us to dramatically lower costs and reduce waste A city with 2 million people will likely have a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that handles hundreds of millions of gallons of sewage in a day. This is about the amount that would fit into all 2 million of those residents’ bathtubs! […]

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What if you knew a traffic jam was about to happen?

We all know that hitting rush hour traffic could mean a long drive home. And the most you can do is try to beat it by leaving just before or just after the predictable peak hours. But say there’s an unexpected combination of events; for example, a concert that just ended in a large stadium, […]

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Career spotlight: Meet Cindy Eisner, cyber-detective

Since she was a child, Cindy Eisner, a senior technical staff member at IBM Research – Haifa, has loved watching whodunit detective shows on TV and reading suspense thrillers. Today, as an expert in malware evasion techniques, she tries to figure out how the bad guys are avoiding detection as they try to hack our […]

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It’s always harder to hack a moving target

This blog post was authored by Ayman Jarrous and Fady Copty, research staff members at IBM Research – Haifa. When it comes to hacking, there are always new techniques being used by both us good guys who work in security, and the bad guys who are trying to exploit system vulnerabilities. Today’s tools are getting […]

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Putting wearables to work for improved safety

Safety first, right? That’s a given, but even so, did you know that according to the International Labour Organization every 15 seconds, 151 workers have a work-related accident? The global number of non-fatal occupational accidents reaches a staggering 317 million, annually. Clearly, work accidents remain a huge, cross-industry problem, despite safety regulations and procedures. At IBM Research-Haifa, my […]

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