Dr. Yael Ravin

Program Director, Institute for Advanced Learning & Sr. Manager, Learning Technologies, T. J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corporation

Yael Ravin received her Ph.D in Linguistics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1987. She also holds an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from Columbia University in New York and a B.A. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

Since joining IBM in 1987, Dr. Ravin has worked as a Research Staff Member, at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, in the areas of computational linguistics and knowledge management, specializing in grammar checking, advanced search technologies and text analysis. In 2001-2002, she was on a one-year assignment to IBM Headquarters, as technical staff.

Currently she heads IBM’s Institute for Advanced Learning, a research program dedicated to the design and development of technologies for e-learning.