We are pleased to inform that one of the invited speakers at JURIX 2014 is Noam Slonim (PhD), Senior Research Staff Member at the Analytics Department at IBM.
The anticipated topic of Noam’s talk is: “IBM debating technologies”.
Noam completed his PhD at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, working in the Machine Learning lab, and focusing on the development of Information Theoretic methods that since then were widely applied to the analysis of textual data. During his PhD Noam received the Best Paper Award at UAI 2001, the Best Paper Award at ECIR 2001, and the Best Presentation Award at SIGIR 2000.
After that, Noam spent four years as a postdoc at the Department of Physics at Princeton University, working in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, mainly on the development and application of novel techniques to the analysis of genomics data.
After his postdoc Noam joined the IBM Haifa Research Lab at 2007, as a Research Staff Member, and since then led various Machine Learning and Text analytics projects, that were recognized by several IBM awards, including an IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.
Since 2011, Noam serves as the IBM Research Technical Lead of the IBM Grand
Challenge, entitled “IBM Debating Technologies”.