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Our Vision

Our academic group is dedicated to advancing the fields of AI, machine learning, and NLP while focusing on real-world business problems. Our vision is to solve new and challenging business problems using cutting-edge research and end-to-end development of innovative methods and solutions that drive business outcomes. Our solutions have a business impact across diverse industries such as Healthcare, HR, Fintech, Social Media, Human-AI Interaction, Crowdsourcing, and Law. 

Lab Chairs

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Dr. Inbal Yahav

​Dr. Inbal Yahav is an accomplished expert in developing ML and NLP architectures with a background in CS and data mining. Her work is driven by a passion for interdisciplinary research, leading to exciting collaborations with the Department of Law and Middle East Studies. She also serves as an editor for INFORMS Journal on Data Science and is one of the authors of the textbook "Machine Learning for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R". As a trusted Data Science consultant, she works with leading organizations such as the Bank of Israel, Midgam Research & Consulting Ltd., and the Ministry of Education.

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Dr. Tomer Geva

Tomer Geva is an experienced machine learning and data science researcher with a focus on solving business problems and developing methods to improve predictive accuracy. He is a tenured senior lecturer at Tel-Aviv University and founder of its Business Data Science Program, which he led for six years. Tomer's research has been published in leading Machine Learning and Management journals, and he has received generous funding from various foundations and companies, including the Israel Science Foundation and Google. Tomer serves as an editor for leading Information Systems journals, including MIS Quarterly and Decision Support Systems. He has extensive industry experience, having worked with high-tech companies, financial organizations, and the public sector in the fields of Machine Learning, AI, NLP, and Data Science. 

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Dr. Moshe Unger

Dr. Moshe Unger is an expert in developing machine learning, deep learning and AI methods to solve business problems. His research focus in recommender systems and developing data science methods that safeguard privacy while enabling organizations to make informed decisions based on big data. He earned his doctorate from Ben Gurion University and completed a post-doctorate at New York University's business school. He has managed multiple projects at the Cyber Security Research Center and worked collaboratively with leading companies, including Spotify and Dell EMC. Additionally, Dr. Unger currently serves as an Amazon visiting academic.

Meet Our Students

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Avihay Chriqui

PhD Student

Avihay Chriqui

Advisor: Dr. Inbal Yahav 

Dissertation title: NLP Tools for User Generated Content Monitoring

Published papers: link

 

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Rawan Qadri

Masters Student

Rawan Qadri

Advisors: Dr. Inbal Yahav and Dr. Moshe Unger 

Thesis title: Towards Aspectual Entailment-Informed Recommender Systems

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Tim Shektov

Research Assistant

Tim Shektov

Advisor: Dr. Inbal Yahav

Thesis title: Named-Entity Recognition for the Hebrew Legal Domain

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Yulia Nudelman

PhD Student

Yulia Nudelman

Advisors: Dr. Inbal Yahav and Prof. Dan Amiram

Dissertation title: TBD

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Nir Cohen

Masters Student

Nir Cohen

Advisor: Dr. Moshe Unger 

Thesis title: Situalization in Recommender Systems

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Or Zuckerman

PhD Student

Or Zuckerman

Advisor: Dr. Moshe Unger

Dissertation title: Privacy-Aware Context-Aware Recommender Systems

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Tom Sharib

Masters Student

Tom Sharib

Advisor: Dr. Moshe Unger

Thesis title: Cross Domain Customer Representation

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Chen Elyashar Shedletzky

PhD Student

Chen Elyashar Shedletzky

 

Advisors: Dr. Inbal Yahav and Dr. Sagit Bar-Gil 

Dissertation title: Managing Chatbot Interactions Through Sentiment Analysis

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Sagie Lavy

Masters Student

Sagie Lavy

Advisor: Dr. Inbal Yahav

Thesis title: TBD

Former students

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Shahar Meir

Masters Student

Shahar Meir

Advisors: Dr. Tomer Geva 

Thesis title: Automatic Short Answers Grading for Workers Evaluation

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Amit Kupitz

Masters Student

Amit Kupitz

Advisor: Dr. Inbal Yahav 

Thesis title: Rannox: A Reciprocal Human-Machine Interaction Framework for The Annotation and Examination of Textual Data

Tools and Datasets

Welcome to our "Tools and Datasets" section, where you'll find an updating list of open-source tools and datasets available for free under the GNU license. Our collection of resources is designed to support researchers, developers, and data enthusiasts in pursuing innovation and discovery. Feel free to browse, download, and contribute to these valuable assets.

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A Pre-trained BERT for Polarity Analysis and Emotion Recognition.

Dataset: we collected Israeli news site comments, and labeled sentiment and emotion conveyed in the comments. The data is available in this link.
 

A Hebrew version of our paper is now available here. The paper also features a tutorial on sentiment analysis and emotion detection in Hebrew.

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A preliminary BERT model for Hebrew legal and legislative domains.

Dataset: we made part of our dataset available for public use in this link.

We are currently in the process of collecting and annotating more legal documents! You can find more here. If you wish to join us, please contact us via email.

The recordings of the legal language analysis symposium that took place on June 15th, 2023 have been uploaded to YouTube. Check them out at this link!

Selected Publications

Dov Te'eni, Inbal Yahav, Alexey  Zagalsky, David Schwartz, Ghal Silverman, Daniel Cohen, Yossi Mann, and Dafna Lewinsky (2023), Management Science. link

Unger, M., Wedel, M. & Tuzhilin, A. Predicting consumer choice from raw eye-movement data using the RETINA deep learning architecture. Data Min Knowl Disc (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10618-023-00989-7 link

Moshe Unger, Pan Li, Sahana Sen, and Alexander Tuzhilin (2023), ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. link

HeBERT and HebEMO: A Hebrew BERT Model and a Tool for Polarity Analysis and Emotion Recognition

Avihay Chriqui and Inbal Yahav (2022), Informs Journal on Data Science. link

Legal HeBERT: A BERT-based NLP Model for Hebrew Legal, Judicial and Legislative Texts

Avihay Chriqui, Inbal Yahav, and Ittai Ber-Siman-Tov (2022). link

Who is a Better Decision Maker? Data‐Driven Expert Ranking Under Unobserved Quality

Tomer Geva and Maytal Saar‐Tsechansky (2021), Production and Operations Management. link

The Design of Reciprocal Learning Between Human and Artificial Intelligence

Alexey Zagalsky, Dov Te'eni, Inbal Yahav, David G. Schwartz, Gahl Silverman, Daniel Cohen, Yossi Mann, and Dafna Lewinsky (2021), Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. link

Tomer Geva and Inbal Yahav (2021), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. link

Moshe Unger, Alexander Tuzhilin, and Amit Livne (2020), ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. link

Moshe Unger and Alexander Tuzhilin (2020), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. link

Inbal Yahav, Onn Shehory, and David Schwartz (2019), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. link

More for Less: Adaptive Labeling Payments in Online Labor Markets

Tomer Geva, Maytal Saar-Tsechansky, and Harel Lustiger (2019), Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. link

The insider on the outside: a novel system for the detection of information leakers in social networks

Giuseppe Cascavilla, Mauro Conti, David G Schwartz, Inbal Yahav (2018), European Journal of Information Systems. link

Inbal Yahav, and Galit Shmueli (2017), Production and Operations Management. link

Inbal Yahav, Galit Shmueli, and Deepa Mani (2016), MIS Quarterly. link

Erik Brynjolfsson, Tomer Geva, and Shachar Reichman (2016), MIS Quarterly. link

Moshe Unger, Ariel Bar, Bracha Shapira, and Lior Rokach (2016), Knowledge-Based Systems. link

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