Aharon Bar Hillel

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Member of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

I have a Math and Philosophy first degree from Tel Aviv University , and a PhD in Neural computation from the Hebrew University under the supervsion of Prof. Daphna Weinshall . MY Thesis focused on distance function learning and generative models for computer vision problems. Since than I worked in the Research departments of Intel, General Motors, and Microsoft, developing machine learning methods for computing grid optimization (Intel Research), computer vision and sensor fusion for automotive (GM Research), and ML+Vision for natural user interface (Microsoft Research). I become a Senior Lecturer in BGU on 2016.

My research interests are in machine learning, computer vision, and their applications. In machine learing, I was always interested in representation, with focus on distance learning and feature selection in the past. My current research focuses on deep learning aspects including inference acceleration, network interpretation, and modular networks construction. In Computer Vision, I have interest in the problems of object detection, pose estimation, and tracking. Regarding ML and CV applications, my current activities are diverse and include: agricultural phenotyping, ultra sound and CT for non destructive testing, TCR-pMHC protein binding prediction, analysis of gaze distributions, and vision for robotics.

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