Dr. Oded Margalit

Computer Scientist at IBM
Dr. Oded Margalit

Dr. Oded Margalit

Computer Scientist at IBM

Biography

Dr. Oded Margalit earned his PhD in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University in 1993, under the supervision of Professor Zvi Galil. He has been serving as a judge continuously since 2008, and was awarded the IEEE MGA Achievement Award. His professional experience contain, among others: Machine Learning; Constraint Satisfaction Programming; and Formal Verification, Currently he is the CTO of IBM’s Center of Excellence in Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He also the author of IBM research’s Ponder-This monthly challenge site. An avid riddle and puzzle maven, Margalit has been known to focus this passion on setting up contests and challenges for coding, puzzle-solving, and mathematical challenges.