Gal Chechik joined NVIDIA in October 2018 as a Director of AI Research, to lead NVIDIA research in Israel. He is also a Professor at the Gonda Brain research institute at Bar-Ilan University. Before joining NVIDIA, he was a Staff Research Scientist at Google, a postdoctoral research associate at Stanford University, and received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Gal published ~90 papers, including publications in Nature Biotechnology, Cell and PNAS, and holds 40 issued patents. He was an Alon Fellow and a Complexity Fellow.
Gal's group of NVIDIA research in Israel spans algorithms, theory and applications of deep learning, with a focus on computer vision and reinforcement learning. A particular interest is in perception, action, and reasoning(PAR) and their intersection for the purpose of smarter generalization.