General

Since March 2016, I am working as an Algorithms Researcher for Sigmabit, an Elbit Systems company. Sigmabit delivers solutions in the area of Data Science, Cyber Security, and Cellular.
Prior to my work at Sigmabit I was the R&D director of YOOCHOOSE labs. YOOCHOOSE is delivering recommender systems as a service to many customers across the globe. The labs performed research and development in the area of recommender systems. We applied state of the art technologies like Java, AWS products, Apache Cassandra, Maven, Hadoop, and more. I was responsible on all the activities (management, research, financial etc.) of the labs.
I am holding Ph.D. degree titled “Anytime Algorithms from Ben-Gurion Univesity of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. See the publications section for more details.

Education

  • 2011–2015: Ph.D degree in information system engineering at Ben Gurion University. Thesis subject- Anytime algorithms for top-N recommenders. Submitted on August 2015. Granted on February 2016.
  • 2004-2006: M.Sc degree in information system engineering at Ben Gurion University. Thesis subject- Accelerating the relevance vector machine. Graduate with excellence.
  • 2000-2004: B.Sc degree in information system engineering from Ben Gurion University. B.Sc graduation project - Decision support system for the Soroka hospital at Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Research Interest

  • Machine Learning and Data Science
  • Recommender Systems
  • Architecture and Scalable Systems
  • Big Data

Employment

  • 3/2016 – Current: Algorithms Researcher at Sigmabit (an Elbit Systems company)
  • 2009 –2016: R&D director of YOOCHOOSE labs. In this project we developed and field experimented information system for improving ergonomic sitting posture of PC users.
  • 2008 –2009: Project manager Ben Gurion University. In this project we developed and field experimented information system for improving ergonomic sitting posture of PC users.
  • 2007-2008: Designer and software programmer at Leprechaun Technologies Ltd. Start – up company aimed to provide speech recognition user interfaces.
  • 2006-2007: Development team leader of the Contigo project at Ben Gurion University. A joint project with Deutche Telecom in the area of recommender systems and mobile solutions.
  • 2005-2006: Teaching assistant at Ben Gurion University: data bases, data warehouses, quality software engineering, production and operations analysis, java and introduction to programming.