Nadav Cohen  —  Biography

Nadav Cohen is a postdoctoral research scholar at the School of Mathematics in the Institute for Advanced Study of Princeton, hosted by Prof. Sanjeev Arora and Prof. Elad Hazan. His research focuses on the theoretical and algorithmic foundations of deep learning. In particular, he is interested in mathematically analyzing aspects of expressiveness, optimization and generalization, with the goal of deriving theoretically founded procedures and algorithms that will improve practical performance.

Nadav earned his PhD at the School of Computer Science and Engineering in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, under the supervision of Prof. Amnon Shashua. Prior to that, he obtained a BSc in electrical engineering and a BSc in mathematics (both summa cum laude) at the Technion Excellence Program for Distinguished Undergraduates. For his contributions to the theoretical understanding of deep learning, Nadav received a number of awards, including the Google Doctoral Fellowship in Machine Learning, the Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Zuckerman Postdoctoral Fellowship. Starting fall 2019, he will be a faculty member at the School of Computer Science in Tel Aviv University.

Nadav Cohen
February 2019