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I am an assistant professor of Computer Science at the Technion. My research lies at the intersection of machine learning and human behavior, including topics such as:
–  Modeling and predicting human behavior and social dynamics
–  Learning to support human decision-making
–  Training for human objectives and with humans in the loop
–  Implications of deploying predictive models in social contexts

I am looking for strong, curious students interested in conducting research at the intersection of machine learning and human behavior.

Before joining the Technion, I was a postdoc at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard, working with David Parkes and Yaron Singer. I was also a fellow of the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) and of the Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI). I received my BSc (CS and psych), MA (CS), and PhD (CS) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where I was advised by Amir Globerson. I was also a long-term research intern at Microsoft Research in Israel working with Elad Yom-Tov and Yishay Mansour.

email: nirr at cs dot technion dot ac dot il

Teaching:
–  [236756] Introduction to Machine Learning (Spring 2021, 2022)
–  [236608] Machine Learning and Human Behavior (Winter 2021, 2022)
–  [236802] Failures Modes in Machine Learning (Seminar; Spring 2022)

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