Community Projects: I have co-founded, with Inbar Naor, and manage (as CEO and chairman) DataHack, a non-profit / community / yearly hackathon dedicated to promoting data science and machine learning in Israel, and also runs projects such as DataTalks, DataNights and Kaggle-IL. I have recently built and ran the first cohort of my DataNights Program for Data Science Team Leads. I have also founded NLPH, a community meant to encourage and enable joint work on open NLP tools for Hebrew. See more at my community page.
Work: I’ve been working as a strategic data science consultant in my own firm for the past several years, helping startups build and grow their data science operations, while covering all aspects of the trade, from technical and theoretical to the methodological (contact me by email for consulting). I’m also VP Data Science at LeO, an insurtech startup. Before that I have led data science work at Neura and then at ZenCity. Earlier, I worked as a developer at Intel and Ravello (now Oracle Cloud).
Education: I’ve recently completed an MBA at the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University, and I will be TA-ing (assisting in teaching) some of the data science courses there throughout the 2022-2023 academic year. I’ve have also completed my studies for a BSc (in computer science and philosopy) and an MSc in computer science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (though I have never submitted my thesis), where I’ve also organized the AI seminar. My research interests during that time included machine learning, NLP, dynamic network processes, block chain systems and other areas in both data science and game theory.