Gal Chechik

Gal Chechik joined NVIDIA in October 2018 as a Director of AI Research, to lead NVIDIA research in Israel. Prior to joining NVIDIA, he was a Staff Research Scientist at Google, working on Deep Learning, Image Understanding, Search, and Machine Hearing. Gal is a Proffessor at the Gonda Brain research institute at Bar-Ilan University. Before joining the faculty, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Stanford Univerity, 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 focsues on AI algorithms and architectures for sample-efficient deep learning. The group addresses problems in Reinforcment Learning, Geometric Learning and Machine perception.  A special focuse is on integrating langage and reasoning with perception for the purpose of smarter generalization. 


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