Noam Slonim


Noam Slonim


Distinguished Engineer, Language Models Utilization


IBM Research - Israel Givatayim, Israel


I am a Distinguished Engineer (DE) at IBM Research AI and the founder and Principal Investigator of Project Debater. Before that I was an Associate Research Scholar in the Department of Physics at Princeton University, and even before that, I did my PhD at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I'm mainly interested in practical applications of Language Models, particularly in tackling text classification and summarization problems.

Academic Activities

  • Co-organizer of ACL and IJCAI 2021 tutorials on Advances in Debating Technologies: Building AI That Can Debate Humans
  • EMNLP 2019 Keynote talk on Project Debater
  • Co-chair of 5th Argument Mining workshop at EMNLP 2018
  • Co-organizer of 4th Argument Mining workshop at EMNLP 2017
  • Co-organizer of ACL 2016 tutorial on NLP Approaches to Computational Argumentation
  • Co-organizer of Dagstuhl Workshop on Debating Technologies
  • Served as reviewer for Israel Science Foundation (ISF).
  • Served as reviewer for the following conferences: ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, SIGIR, ECIR, NIPS, ICML, UAI, IJCAI, AISTAT
  • Served as reviewer for the following journals:
    • Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR)
    • Machine Learning Journal
    • IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
    • The Entropy Journal
    • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)
    • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
    • ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD)
    • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT)
    • International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI)
    • Pattern Analysis and Applications Journal
    • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
    • Information Processing and Management (IPM)
    • The Information Retrieval Journal
    • PLoS Computational Biology
    • Journal of Biomedical Informatics



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Top collaborators

Yoav Katz

Yoav Katz

Manager, IBM Debating Technologies
Roy Bar-Haim

Roy Bar-Haim

Senior Technical Staff Member - AI, Natural Language Processing
Matan Orbach

Matan Orbach

Research Staff Member - Machine Learning and NLP