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Yair Weiss

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Appointment

  • Senior Fellow
  • Learning in Machines & Brains

Institution

  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
School of Computer Science and Engineering

Country

  • Israel

About

Yair Weiss is a computer scientist who works in artificial intelligence (expert systems, machine learning, robotics).

His primary research interests include human and machine vision, machine learning and error correcting codes. His thesis investigated how humans and computers estimate motion in scenes with multiple moving objects. Humans perform this task easily, but computer vision struggles with it. Weiss suggested that a single computational strategy, optimal under certain assumptions, might underlie human motion perception. He presented an algorithm based on these assumptions.

Awards

Michael Bruno Memorial Award, 2009

Best Paper Award, Uncertainty in Artificial Intellgience, UAI, 2008

Area Chair, NIPS, 1998

Relevant Publications

Mezuman, E. et al. "Tighter Linear Program Relaxations for High Order Graphical Models." UAI, 2013.

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