Roy Bar-Haim  Roy Bar-Haim photo         

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Senior Research Scientist and Project Lead
IBM Research AI



I am a senior research scientist and project lead at IBM Research - Haifa. My research area is Natural Language Processing (NLP). I joined Project Debater in its early stages (2013), and was responsible for several of its core components.  I initiated and has been leading the work on Key Point Analysis, a novel technology for quantitative summarization of opinions. More recently, I've been also co-leading a project leveraging AI and language technologies for cloud compliance. Before joining IBM, I led NLP teams in several startup companies (2010-2013).

I hold a Ph.D in Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University (2010). I received my B.Sc (Summa Cum Laude) and M.Sc (Cum Laude) in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (1996, 2005). In between, I served as a software development officer and a senior team lead at the Israel Defense Forces (1996-2002).

I presented a tutorial on Advances in Debating Technologies in AACL-IJCNLP 2020 (with Liat Ein-Dor, Yonatan Bilu and Noam Slonim),  ACL-IJCNLP 2021 and IJCAI 2021 (with Liat Ein-Dor, Matan Orbach, Elad Venezian and Noam Slonim). Slides can be found here.