Nir Grinberg: Computational methods for studying fake news, real news, & real people on social media

How well do current information systems serve us as individuals and as a society? The same systems celebrated for promoting free speech and equality only a decade ago, are now deemed a threat for democracy and a vector for polarization. Yet, much of this heated debate is neither grounded in empirical evidence nor constructive for building better systems for people.


24/01/2019 - 13:30

Gaddi Blumrosen: Activity recognition for medical diagnosis – old, current and future technologies

Motion and activity recognition and characterization, plays a major role in our life. Activity includes body’s daily life activities, body’s gestures, and its more wide sense also facial expressions. Accurate characterization of the activity, can contribute to well-being by assisting in fields like sport, and in medicine, where it enable detect abnormalities in human behavior, estimate medical score in diseases like Huntington, and Parkinson diseases, and enable continuous monitoring of medical condition.

14/03/2019 - 13:30