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Senior Technical Staff Member



I am a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) at the IBM Haifa Research Lab. Before that I was an Associate Research Scholar in the Department of Physics at Princeton University, working in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics in the biophysics group and in the Systems Biology group, mainly with Prof. Bill Bialek and Prof. Saeed Tavazoie. Even before that, I did my PhD at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, working in the Machine Learning lab under the supervision of Prof. Naftali Tishby.

The current aim of my research is the development of debating technologies, defined as computational technologies developed directly to enhance, support, and engage with human debating. Correspondingly, I am the IBM Research Technical lead of this exciting and rapidly emerging research discipline. Together with a large team of researches we are developing and exploiting a combination of Machine Learning and NLP techniques in this context. 

Referee Activities

  • Grants: Israel Science Foundation (ISF).
  • Program Committee member
    • IJCAI (2009,2011)
    • ICML (2007,2008)
    • AISTAT (2007)
    • EMNLP (2006)
    • ECIR (2003)
  • Reviewer for
    • PLoS Computational Biology
    • Journal of Biomedical Informatics
    • Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR)
    • Machine Learning Journal
    • IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
    • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)
    • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
    • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
    • ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD)
    • Pattern Analysis and Applications Journal
    • Information Processing and Management (IPM)
    • The Information Retrieval Journal
    • The Entropy Journal
    • International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI)
    • Neural Information Processing Systems Conference (NIPS)
    • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)
    • Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI)
    • SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in IR (SIGIR)