About Me

I am a senior research scientist at the Toyota Research Institute, in Cambridge, MA, working on inference topics related to autonomous driving.

I am also a research staff member at the Mass General Hospital, where I am the associate director of computational research at the Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Lab.

Prior to that, I was a post-doctoral associate at MIT/CSAIL with Daniela Rus and John W. Fisher III, working on inference and understanding of 3D and visual data from robots and mobile/wearable devices.

I've done my PhD at the department of Computer Science at the Technion, under the supervision of Ron Kimmel. My dissertation is available here

My main academic interests are:

  • Probabilistic modeling and understanding in robotic perception and computer vision.
  • Variational methods and Optimization techniques, efficient regularization and segmentation for images, 3D data, and motion.
  • Large-scale visual summaries for computer vision.
  • Nonlinear dimensionality reduction and Manifold learning.
  • Surgical video analysis, and computer understanding/interaction with the medical world.

Companies I worked in/consulted in the past include IBM's Haifa Research Labs, part time ( including a paper), Medicvision, and Invision Biometrics (acquired by Intel).