Ex-Googler Yoelle Maarek Becomes a Purple Person

In 2006, Yoelle Maarek founded the Google Haifa Engineering Center. While there, her team contributed such features as Google Suggest, Searching Ads, and Interactive Annotations on YouTube.

Maarek left Google and will now lead the Yahoo! Lab in Haifa with Ronny Lempel. The lab was opened in March 2008.

Prior to her Google gig, Maarek worked for IBM Research both in New York and Haifa. Maarek received her undergrad and grad degrees in Paris and later her PhD from Technion in Haifa. During her PhD studies, she also was a visiting student at Columbia University in New York.