Dr. Paula Ta-Shma is a Research Scientist in the IBM Cloud and Data Technologies group. She is currently working on cloud storage infrastructure for the Internet of Things, and leads several related research efforts. She led IBM efforts in the EU funded COSMOS project as well as various other research projects such as Continuous Data Protection. Her work has been presented at multiple industry conferences including the Apache Spark Summit, the OpenStack summit and IBM InterConnect, as well as academic conferences such as FAST and SYSTOR. She holds M.Sc. and PhD degrees in computer science from the Hebrew University.