IBM Israel Science and Technology Limited, better known as IBM Research Haifa, is the largest lab of IBM Research Division outside of the United States. Founded as a small scientific center in 1972, it grew into a major lab that leads the development of innovative technological products and cognitive solutions for the IBM corporation. The Lab works with IBM development and services arms, partners with clients to answer their needs, and collaborates with universities to promote industrial research. Continuously reinventing and refocusing itself to stay at the forefront of the technology, most projects today fall under Artificial Intelligence, cloud data services, healthcare informatics, and image and video analytics, alongside mobile, security and quality. The lab also focuses on the healthcare domain.
Policy Cloud Role
IBM aims to develop in PolicyCLOUD technologies that enable analytics for better policy decision in an environment where the data on the one hand can be isolated due to concerns of geography, region, or purpose, and on the other hand the level and resolution of data sharing could be defined (e.g., shared, partly shared and not shared) based on the analytics purpose and goals. IBM contributes to Cloud provisioning of the PolicyCLOUD infrastructure and data management and analytics mechanisms, to offer effective reusable models and analytical tools.