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Dr. Yaron Wolfsthal heads IBM's Center of Excellence at Ben Gurion University, where his research team collaborates with BGU scientists on developing cutting-edge solutions for information security and protection of critical infrastructures.  He has extensive experience in leading multinational research teams, and in his previous position he managed the systems research area at IBM's Research Laboratory in Haifa.

Dr. Wolfsthal represents IBM in European working groups on security and other professional bodies. A Senior Member of IEEE,  he has authored over 50 scientific publications, and holds BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Computer Science and an MBA degree, all from the Technion - Israel's Institute of Technology.