Professor Kemelmacher-Shlizerman's research is in computer vision and computer graphics. Ira is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Allen School and Director of the UW Reality Lab.

Prof. Kemelmacher-Shlizerman holds a PhD in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her works were awarded the Google faculty award, Madrona prize, the GeekWire Innovation of the Year Award, selected to the covers of CACM and SIGGRAPH, received the best student paper honorable mention at CVPR'21, and best demo runner up award MobiSys'22. Ira served as area chair and technical committee of most top conferences in both computer vision and graphics. She is a senior member of IEEE and was selected to Distinguished Member of ACM in 2021.

In parallel to her academic career, Ira is currently leading an advanced tech team AR-ML for Commerce at Google. Previously Ira built a product Face Movies for Google in 2010; Founded a startup in 2016 which was acquired by Facebook/Meta; Spent 2 years at Facebook and built a video product.