News & Events

15.08.2019

Accepted to CIKM 2019: Learning to Generate Personalized Product Descriptions

The paper "Learning to Generate Personalized Product Descriptions" by Guy Elad, Ido Guy, Kira Radinsky, Slava Novgorodov, and Benny Kimelfeld, was accepted to CIKM 2019.
07.07.2019

Ester Livshits won the first place in the CS research day

Ester Livshits' research won the first place in the research day that took place in the CS faculty on June 24th. Well done Ester!
02.06.2019

Accepted to ICDT 2020: The Shapley Value of Tuples in Query Answering

The paper "The Shapley Value of Tuples in Query Answering" by Ester Livshits, Leopoldo Bertossi, Benny Kimelfeld and Moshe Sebag, was accepted to ICDT 2020.
02.06.2019

Nofar and Muhammad have won the SIGMOD 2019 student travel award

Nofar Carmeli and Muhammad Tibi have won the SIGMOD/PODS 2019 student travel award. Congratulations!
15.05.2019

A talk by Johannes Doleschal from University of Bayreuth

This week we have a visitor from University of Bayreuth: Johannes Doleschal. Johannes is a PhD student and he gave a talk about his doctorate research. Welcome to the Technion!
05.05.2019

Haaretz post about Kira and Galia's research on Parkinson

A recent Haaretz post reported on Kira Radinsky and Galia Nordon's research on the relatedness between medicines for blood pressure and the Parkinson disease. A local copy is available here.
28.04.2019

PODS19 best student paper award for Nofar Carmeli

We are happy to announce that our PhD student Nofar Carmeli has won, together with Markus Kröll, the PODS 2019 Best Student Paper Award for the paper: On the Enumeration Complexity of Unions of Conjunctive Queries. Well done Nofar and Markus!
14.04.2019

PhD Seminar by Liat Peterfreund

Liat Peterfreund has given her PhD seminar titled "The Complexity of Relational Queries over Extractions from Text". Congratulations Liat!
14.04.2019

Nofar Carmeli won the Google PhD Fellowship

Nofar Carmeli has won the Google PhD Fellowships for 2019. These awards have been presented to exemplary PhD students in computer science and related disciplines to acknowledge their contributions to their areas of specialty and provide funding for their education and research. Congratulations Nofar and well done!
17.03.2019

Six lab papers accepted to PODS 2019

In addition to the three lab papers announced earlier, the following lab papers were also accepted to PODS 2019:
  • Nofar Carmeli and Markus Kröll: On the Enumeration Complexity of Unions of Conjunctive Queries
  • Dominik D. Freydenberger, Benny Kimelfeld, Markus Kröll and Liat Peterfreund: Complexity Bounds for Relational Algebra over Document Spanners
  • Benny Kimelfeld, Phokion Kolaitis and Muhammad Tibi: Query Evaluation in Election Databases
Lot's of excitement in the lab!
03.03.2019

Nofar Carmeli won the Jacobs Scholarship

Nofar Carmeli for winning the Jacobs Scholarship. Well done Nofar!
26.02.2019

PhD Seminar by Elad Kravi

Congratulations to Elad Kravi who gave his PhD seminar this week! Elad's work, titled "Understanding the Context of Microactions on the Web", was advised by Prof. Beny Kimelfeld and Prof. Yaron Kanza.
16.01.2019

A new Xeon Gold server

A new server has joined the lab computing infrastructure. The server, called Gaon7, has 500GB of RAM, and 64 CPU threads of the new Intel Scalable architecture (Xeon Gold). Happy processing!
27.12.2018

DIP Grant Awarded for Collaboration with Prof. Martin Grohe

The German Research Foundation DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) has awarded a DIP grant to the project entitled "Quantitative Reasoning about Database Queries",  in collaboration with Prof. Martin Grohe.
16.12.2018

Two lab papers accepted to AAAI 2019

Two lab papers were accepted to AAAI 2019:
  • "Building causal graphs from medical literature and electronic medical records" by Galia Nordon, Kira Radinsky, Uri Shalit, Benny Kimelfeld, Gideon Koren, and Varda Shalev.
  • "Approximate inference of outcomes in probabilistic elections" by Batya Kenig and Benny Kimelfeld.
16.12.2018

Two lab papers accepted to ICDT 2019

Two lab papers were accepted to ICDT 2019:
  • "A formal framework for probabilistic unclean databases" by Christopher De Sa, Ihab F. Ilyas, Benny Kimelfeld, Christopher Re, and Theodoros Rekatsinas.
  • "Recursive programs for document spanners" by Liat Peterfreund, Balder ten Cate, Ronald Fagin, and Benny Kimelfeld.
16.12.2018

Three lab papers accepted to PODS 2019

Three lab papers were accepted to PODS 2019:
  • "Split-Correctness in Information Extraction" by Johannes Doleschal, Benny Kimelfeld, Wim Martens, Yoav Nahshon and Frank Neven.
  • "Ranked enumeration of minimal triangulations" by Noam Ravid, Dori Medini, and Benny Kimelfeld.
  • "Regularizing Conjunctive Features for Classification" by Pablo Barceló, Alexander Baumgartner, Victor Dalmau and Benny Kimelfeld
13.12.2018

Congratulations to Nofar Carmeli who won the Aharon and Ephraim Katzir Study Grant

PhD student Nofar Carmeli won the prestigious Aharon and Ephraim Katzir Study Grant. Congratulations Nofar!
11.11.2018

Lab attendance at WEPA2018 in Pisa

Benny Kimelfeld and Nofar Carmeli attended the WEPA2018 workshop on Enumeration Problems & Applications.  This year, the workshop took place in Pisa, Italy.
04.11.2018

Accepted to IAAI 2019: "Separating Wheat from Chaff: Joining Biomedical Knowledge and Patient Data for Repurposing Medications"

The paper "Separating Wheat from Chaff: Joining Biomedical Knowledge and Patient Data for Repurposing Medications" by Galia Nordon, Gideon Koren, Varda Shalev, Eric Horvitz, and Kira Radinsky, was accepted to IAAI 2019.
12.08.2018

Lab trip at the Carmel

On April'18 we had a lab trip at the Carmel mountains. We visited the "finger cave", then had a nice walk, and eventually enjoyed an authentic Druze meal.
06.03.2018

Accepted to DH 2018: “Towards a Linked Data of Bible Quotations in Jewish Texts” by Oren Mishali and Benny Kimelfeld

28.02.2018

Accepted to PODS 2018: “Computing Optimal Repairs for Functional Dependencies” by Ester Livshits, Benny Kimelfeld, and Sudeepa Roy

The paper “Computing Optimal Repairs for Functional Dependencies” by Ester Livshits, Benny Kimelfeld, and Sudeepa Roy, was accepted to the 2018 PODS conference.
28.02.2018

Accepted to AAAI 2018: “Probabilistic Inference Over Repeated Insertion Models”, by Batya Kenig, Lovro Ilijasić, Haoyue Ping, Benny Kimelfeld and Julia Stoyanovich

The paper “Probabilistic Inference Over Repeated Insertion Models”, by Batya Kenig, Lovro Ilijasić, Haoyue Ping, Benny Kimelfeld and Julia Stoyanovich, was accepted to the 2018 AAAI conference.
28.02.2018

Accepted to EDBT 2018 Demos: “eLinda: Explorer for Linked Data” by Tal Yahav, Oren Kalinsky, Oren Mishali and Beny Kimelfeld

The paper “eLinda: Explorer for Linked Data” by Tal Yahav, Oren Kalinsky, Oren Mishali and Beny Kimelfeld, was accepted to the 2018 EDBT conference (demo track).
06.03.2017

Accepted to SIGMOD 2018: “A Query Engine for Probabilistic Preferences” by Uzi Cohen, Batya Kenig, Haoyue Ping, Benny Kimelfeld, and Julia Stoyanovich

The paper “A Query Engine for Probabilistic Preferences” by Uzi Cohen, Batya Kenig, Haoyue Ping, Benny Kimelfeld, and Julia Stoyanovich, was accepted to the 2018 SIGMOD conference.