Dr. Sivan Sabato

Department of Computer Science, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

sabatos@cs.bgu.ac.il

About Me

I am a senior lecturer (equivalent to assistant professor) in the Department of Computer Science at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Before that, I was a post-doctoral fellow at Microsoft Research New England. I received my Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

I am a recipient of the Alon Scholarship of the Council for Higher Education of Israel for excellent new faculty. I am also a recipient of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, and an alumna of the Adams Fellowship Program of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Machine Learning Research

My main research interests are in machine learning theory and algorithms. I focus mainly on active and interactive learning: a setting where the data source and the algorithm interact in an attempt to improve learning accuracy while decreasing information costs. Much of my work revolves around developing general-purpose algorithms that are not taylored to a specific application. I also collaborate with industrial partners to solve interesting problems in these realms. The list of my publications is here.

Big Data program

I am head of the Computer Science Big Data program. The Big Data program is a specialty track within the Computer Science undergraduate degree. For more details (in Hebrew) please refer to the Big Data program website.

Big Data Program

I am the consultant for the Big Data program for Computer Science undergraduate students. See details (in Hebrew) here.