Dr. Michal Shmueli-Scheuer is the senior researcher of the Language and Retrieval research group (AI Language department) in IBM Research - Haifa, with over 12 years of industry experience. She holds a Ph.D (2009) degree in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine, USA. Her area of expertise is in the fields of conversational bots, affective computing, user modeling, large scale analytics, database, and information systems, focusing on user behavior analytics and information management on the web. She has published more than 30 academic papers in leading conferences, and journals, and book chapters. She has served as a PC member and a reviewer of numerous leading conferences and journals. Within IBM, she has lead numerous user modeling related projects and has been recognized for her significant contributions.