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IAAI Best PhD thesis award

2023

Winner:

Dr. Roei Herzig, Tel Aviv University. PhD thesis: Towards Compositionality in
Computer Vision. Advised by Prof. Amir Globerson

 

Runner-up:

Dr. Yanai Elazar, Bar-Ilan University. PhD thesis: Revealing Capabilities of Language Models. Advised by Prof. Yoav Goldberg.

Committee members:   Gilad Katz, Segev Wasserkrug

Prize sponsored by Google

2022

Winner:

Dr. Leshem Choshen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. PhD thesis: Improving Neural Machine Translation using Semantic Structure. Advised by Prof. Omri Abend

Runner-up:

Dr. Hila Gonen, Bar-Ilan University. PhD thesis: Multilinguality and Bias in Language Modeling. Advised by Prof. Yoav Goldberg.
 

Committee members:   Carmel Domshlak, Gal Kaminka

2021

Winner:

Dr. Omer Ben-Porat, Technion. PhD thesis: Strategic Behavior in prediction and recommendation. Advised by Prof. Moshe Tennenholtz

Runner-up:

Dr. Roee Aharoni, Bar-Ilan University. PhD thesis: Topics in Sequence-to-sequence learning in NLP. Advised by Prof. Ido Dagan.
 

Committee members:   Onn Shenory, Shaul Markovitch

2020

Winner:

Dr Yossi  Adi, Bar-Ilan University. PhD thesis: On the Robustness of Deep Neural Models and their Applications to Speech Science. Advised by Prof. Joseph  Keshet

Runner-up: 

Dr. Yossi Arjevani,  Weizmann Institute. PhD thesis: On the Theoretical Foundations of Large-Scale Optimization with Applications in Machine Learning. Advised by Prof. Ohad Shamir.

Committee members:   Omer Lev, Jeff  Rosenschein, David Sarne, Aya Soffer

2019

Dr Avi Segal, Ben-Gurion University. PhD thesis: Intelligent Intervention Design in Large Scale Task Systems. Advised by Prof. Kobi Gal. Award sponsored by Intuition Robotics.

Committee members:   Noa Agmon, Claudia Goldman

2018

Dr Mor Vered, Bar-Ilan University. PhD thesis: A General Approach For Plan And GoalRecognition. Advised by Prof. Gal Kaminka. Award sponsored by General Motors.

Committee members:   Claudia Goldman, Gila Kamhi, Roi Reshef

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