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Distinguished Engineer



I am a Distinguished Engineer (DE) at IBM Research AI and the founder and Principal Investigator of Project DebaterBefore that I was an Associate Research Scholar in the Department of Physics at Princeton University, and even before that, I did my PhD at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I am interested in Computational Argumentation, and more broadly in how to utilize Language Models *in practice*, to address various forms of text classification problems, and beyond. 

Academic Activities

  • Co-organizer of ACL and IJCAI 2021 tutorials on Advances in Debating Technologies: Building AI That Can Debate Humans
  • EMNLP 2019 Keynote talk on Project Debater
  • Co-chair of 5th Argument Mining workshop at EMNLP 2018
  • Co-organizer of 4th Argument Mining workshop at EMNLP 2017
  • Co-organizer of ACL 2016 tutorial on NLP Approaches to Computational Argumentation
  • Co-organizer of Dagstuhl Workshop on Debating Technologies
  • Served as reviewer for Israel Science Foundation (ISF).
  • Served as reviewer for the following conferences: ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, SIGIR, ECIR, NIPS, ICML, UAI, IJCAI, AISTAT
  • Served as reviewer for the following journals:
    • Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR)
    • Machine Learning Journal
    • IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
    • The Entropy Journal
    • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)
    • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
    • ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD)
    • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT)
    • International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI)
    • Pattern Analysis and Applications Journal
    • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
    • Information Processing and Management (IPM)
    • The Information Retrieval Journal
    • PLoS Computational Biology
    • Journal of Biomedical Informatics