Roy Bar-Haim

Overview

Roy Bar-Haim

Title

Senior Technical Staff Member - AI, Natural Language Processing

Location

IBM Research - Israel Givatayim, Israel

Bio

I am a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) at IBM Research - Israel, working on Natural Language Processing. My research interests include large-scale analysis of opinions, as well as real-world applications of natural language inference. I currently lead the research and development of Key Point Analysis, a novel technology for quantitative summarization of opinions.

I was part of the team that developed Project Debater, The first AI system to debate humans experts (2013-2019). I led a research team in several IBM Research labs that developed some of core components in this project. More recently, I co-led the development of an AI-assisted system for cloud compliance (2021-2023). Before joining IBM, I led NLP teams in several startup companies (2010-2013).

I hold a Ph.D in Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University (2010). I received my B.Sc (Summa Cum Laude) and M.Sc (Cum Laude) in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (1996, 2005). In between, I served as a software development officer and a senior team lead at the Israel Defense Forces (1996-2002).

I presented a tutorial on Advances in Debating Technologies in AACL-IJCNLP 2020 (with Liat Ein-Dor, Yonatan Bilu and Noam Slonim),  ACL-IJCNLP 2021 and IJCAI 2021 (with Liat Ein-Dor, Matan Orbach, Elad Venezian and Noam Slonim). Slides can be found here.

Academic Activities

  • Co-organizer, The 11th Workshop on Argument Mining (ArgMining 2024)
  • Conference area chair: IJCAI 2024, IJCAI 2023, ACL 2023 Industry Track, NAACL 2021, COLING 2016
  • Conference reviewer/PC member: AAAI, ACL (Outstanding Reviewer Award 2023), ARR, EMNLP, COLING, CoNLL, ICWSM, LREC
  • Workshop PC member: Argument Mining; Benchmarking: Past, Present and Future; Noisy User-generated Text
  • Journal reviewer: Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), Natural Language Engineering (NLE), Computer, Speech & Language, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM-TIST), Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Reviewer for the Israel Science Foundation

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Top collaborators

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Noam Slonim

Noam Slonim

Distinguished Engineer, Project Debater and Language Models Applications, Research
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Matan Orbach

Matan Orbach

Research Staff Member - Machine Learning and NLP
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Yoav Katz

Yoav Katz

Manager, IBM Debating Technologies
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Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar

Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Research - Hybrid Cloud, Member IBM Academy of Technology