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I am a PhD candidate for Computer Science in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). I work with Sven Koenig on various subfields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) such as Heuristic Search, Multi-Agent Path Finding, Planning and Scheduling and Constraint Reasoning.

I received my MSc in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My Master's thesis, The Easy-Factors Heuristic, is in the field of Automated Planning and was done under the supervision of Jeffrey Rosenschein. I received my BSc in computer engineering, with a focus on intelligent systems and computer hardware, from the Hebrew University as well.

Before joining USC, I was head Teaching Assistant of Introduction to AI at the Hebrew University, and lecturer of AI, From Hardware to Software and Signals & Systems courses at the Jerusalem College of Engineering. Before my academic campaign, I was a hardware engineer at Intel Development Center, Jerusalem. I also served in the Israeli Air Force when I was younger.

Fight On!

    You can find an updated list here.

Artificial Intelligence Projects
    During the academic years of 2009/2010, 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 I was the head T.A of introduction to AI course at the Hebrew University. During those years I guided over 80 final projects. You can find an in-depth report about most of them here (feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to aquire the source code).

Presentations and Others
  • "Efficient Bounded-Suboptimal Multi-Agent Path Finding and Motion Planning via Improvements to Focal Search," PhD Dissertation (draft), 2020.     dissertation    presentation
  • "Optimal and Bounded-Suboptimal Multi-Agent Motion Planning" @ SOCS, 2019.     presentation    illustration
  • "Anytime Focal Search with Applications" @ IJCAI, 2018.     presentation
  • "The FastMap Algorithm for Shortest Path Computations" @ IJCAI, 2018.     presentation
  • "Rapid Random Restarts for Multi-Agent Path Finding" @ SOCS, 2018.     presentation
  • "Improved Solvers for Bounded-Suboptimal Multi-Agent Path Finding" @ IJCAI, 2016.     presentation
  • "Bounded-Suboptimal Multi-Agent Path Finding" @ USC-ISI, 2015.     presentation
  • "Feasibility Study: Using Highways for Bounded-Suboptimal Multi-Agent Path Finding" @ SOCS, 2015.     presentation
  • "Online Cost-Sharing Mechanism for Transportation" @ AAMAS, 2014.     presentation
  • "Incorrect Lower Bounds for Path Consistency" @ SARA, 2013.     presentation
  • "Data Mining @ Telic", 2013.     presentation
  • "Easy Factors Heuristic", Software Engineering Colloquium @ JCE, 2011.     presentation (~30MB)
  • "Cake Cutting and Affinity Propagation", Advanced AI Seminar @ HUJI, 2010.     presentation (~3MB)
  • "Big Brother Project (using OpenCV)", AI4Interaction @ HUJI, 2009.     presentation    source code
  • "Low-Power and Pipelined Hardware Implementation of Secured Hash", 2008.     presentation    source code
  • "Embedded KVM redirection over IP", with Eyal Dolev and Michal Cayzer, 2007.     Project Book     Project Abstract     (Unfortunatly the source code is proprietary software owned by Intel)
Updated May 2014.