I moved to Microsoft Israel R&D Center (2016 - present)

Asi is a PhD candidate in the computer science department of Ben-Gurion university. He received his B.Sc and M.Sc. in computer science from the Hebrew university of Jerusalem and Ben-Gurion university, respectively.

Asi is a member of a research group that aims to understand, process, and archive historical documents to make them available for scholars and researchers in various disciplines, such as history, linguistic, and archaeology. Asi research interests focus on document image segmentation and pattern recognition. His research tackles challenging problems in historical document image processing and provides efficient solutions for retrieving document images from large scale archives. Asi serves as an algorithm developer in a tri-lateral project that brings researchers from different disciplines and countries to develop a system for historical document image processing.

Since 2011, Asi has been volunteering in a socially oriented academics association (Medad) which recruits and encourages academics and post-graduates to enrich the cultural and educational atmosphere in their village (local community). Since 2009, Medad's activity is inspiring groups of Arab academics in different parts of the country who recognize the great potential of social involvement and its effect on local communities. Through the recent years, Asi has been presenting this volunteering model in various venues including community and university talks.

His advisor is Prof. Jihad El-Sana . For more details you can download his CV (last update: October 2017)



Academic Activities

  • HIP'13 - Subreviewer
  • ICDAR'13 - Subreviewer
  • ICFHR'14 - Subreviewer
  • ICDAR'15 - Subreviewer
  • HIP'15 - Program Committee
  • IJDAR - Reviewer

  • Teaching

    Publications

    Awards and Honors

    2015

  • Excellence in teaching, CS Department, BGU
  • Dan David Scholarship, Dan David Foundation, Tel-Aviv University (about) (in press - Hebrew - ) (in press - English -)
  • Dean Excellence Prize for PhD students, The Faculty of Natural Sciences, BGU

  • 2014

  • Zabay Prize for the Best Master's Thesis in CS, The faculty of Natural Sciences, BGU
  • Ministry of Science and Technology: Scholarship for Circassian, Arab and Druze PhD students
  • Graduate student Research Excellence Prize, CS Department, BGU

  • 2013

  • Dean Excellence Prize for Master students, The Faculty of Natural Sciences, BGU
  • Council for Higher Education: Levtzion Fellowships for Outstanding Doctoral Students in the Periphery
  • Ministry of Science and Technology: Scholarship for Circassian, Arab and Druze PhD students
  • Graduate student Research Excellence Prize, CS Department, BGU

  • 2012

  • Graduate student Research Excellence Prize, CS Department, BGU
  • Best student paper award, ICFHR, Bari, Italy
  • Negev Scholarship for outstanding research, BGU
  • Friedman Prize for Outstanding achievements in research, CS Department, BGU

  • 2011

  • Graduate student Research Excellence Prize, CS Department, BGU
  • Best student paper award - HIP 2011 , Beijing, China
  • Personal