• Jan

    The First International IDSI Conference

    The First International Israel Data Science Initiative Conference

    Join us at the

     DS@DS – Data Science at Dead Sea Conference

    for a unique

     Deep Learning Experience at the Deepest Spot on Earth

    The Israel Data Science Initiative is happy to announce its first international conference to mark the consolidation of the Data Science Research Centers that were established in 7 of Israel’s research universities.

    Through these centers, and under the coordination of the IDSI, researchers from core and satellite Data Science disciplines have begun to have an impact on research and education in Israel, on collaboration with industry, and on forging international ties.

    The conference is open to presentations and posters from Israeli and international researchers and practitioners. Presentation and poster topics may include contributions from core DS fields such as AI, NLP, Statistics, ML, Deep Learning and from their applications to research in the biological, physical and social sciences as well as in the humanities.

    The conference will be held at the Ein Gedi Hotel

    3-6 January 2022

    ein gedi

    IDSI is Excited to host as Keynote Speakers:

    Prof. Trey Ideker – UCSD, Prof. Bin Yu – Berkley, Prof. Ming Yuan – Colombia University and Prof. Yoav Freund – UCSD

    All the information about Registration, Accommodation, Abstract submissions and more, are available on the conference website  https://idsi2022.net.technion.ac.il/

    end date: 6 January 2022
  • Jun

    NLP Workshop – State-of-the-Art Natural Language Processing

    NLP Workshop – 24.6.2021

    Israel Data Science Initiative

    is pleased to sponsor a

    Workshop on

    State-of-the-Art Natural Language Processing (NLP)


    Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities

    Date:  24.6.21

    Opening Remarks: 11:00 Professor Ido Dagan (Bar-Ilan University)

    Session 1:  11:10 – 13:00 Models and Methods

    Professor Ronen Feldman (HUJI)

    — Lunch break —

    Session 2:   14:00 – 15:30 Use Case with Python

    Professor Ronen Feldman (HUJI)

    — Short break —

    Session 3: 16:00–18:00 NLP for Hebrew language sources

    Doctor Yael Netzer (BGU)

    To be held at Bar-Ilan university

    register here

    Please Note:
    1. The registration is now available and will be open until 22/5.
    2. The places are limited to the Nano hall capacity and Covid-19 restrictions.
    3. In case of changes regarding the number of permitted places, the participation will be in the order of registration.
    4. In any case, the workshop will be recorded and will be published after the workshop.
    5. Final confirmation will be sent by the end of May.


  • Apr

    JerusML Meetup #29: Good Data Scientist, Bad Economist

    CIDR invites you to join JerusML for the 29th Meetup on “Good Data Scientist, Bad Economist – When ML Stops & Modeling Begins” ft. Dr. Roy Sasson, Head of Data Science and BI at Waze (a Google Company).

    Registration obligatory to receive Zoom details here: https://airtable.com/shr9sRdFU8eeocr4l

    This event will also be live-streamed on the Made in Jerusalem FB page: Facebook.com/madeinjlm

    Talk abstract: Economics has always been considered a “colonial” social science, in the sense that Economists have had many insights not only about monetary policies and commerce, but also about education, health, transportation, housing, and even marriage decisions by individuals. Technology-driven applications are at the forefront of many of the valuable new services that we see in these traditional industries in recent years. Many of those services became so valuable to users due to the insights and models developed by data scientists working closely with engineering and product teams. However – at some point ML stops and modeling begins. In this talk – I will lay down some of the advanced principles and methodologies undertaken by Economists, and how we apply them in the Data Org at Waze, in the context of Waze’s mission statement “to eliminate traffic altogether”.

    Bio: Roy Sasson – Head of Data Science and BI at Waze (a Google Company)
    Roy manages an org of 30 Data Scientists, Product Analysts and Data Engineers at Waze, accountable for the data services the company relies on, while serving more than 130 Million monthly users, starting from the Data Science behind Waze’s ETA estimations, Waze’s Carpool Product Analytics, Carpool’s Pricing Strategy, Fraud Detection, and the Recommendation system behind the Carpool ranking system, all the way to the BI systems and Waze’s absolute sources of truth. During his career, Roy established from scratch various data organizations in varying sizes and expertise. In his free time – Roy serves as a lecturer at Tel Aviv University and the IDC Herzliya, for more than a decade.

    Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1880720842093310

    Monday, April 26, 2021
    8:30 PM
     to 9:30 PM GMT+3

    end date: 26 April 2021
  • Mar

    JerusML Meetup #28: how to clearly explain complicated sounding things

    CIDR invites you to join JerusML Meetup for the monthly webinar. This month’s topic is “How to Clearly Explain Complicated Sounding Things” ft. Dr. Josh Starmer – a very special international guest who founded the YouTube channel, StatQuest with Josh Starmer.

    *To receive full Zoom details, please register here: https://airtable.com/shr5jVuXH5Ot2OlxT

    This event will also be live streamed on the Made in Jerusalem Facebook page.

    About the speaker:
    Dr. Joshua Starmer is founder and CEO of StatQuest, a youtube channel with 440k subscribers that teaches Data Science topics like Statistics and Machine Learning. Prior to StatQuest, Dr. Starmer was an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, where he researched high-throughput sequencing analysis techniques.

    Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/151894516683881

    end date: 17 March 2021