Meet the Fellow: Yoav Wald

NYU Center for Data Science
2 min readJul 7, 2023

This entree is a part of our Meet the Fellow blog series, which introduces and highlights Faculty Fellows who have recently joined CDS

Incoming CDS Faculty Fellow, Yoav Wald

Meet Yoav Wald, who will join CDS as a Faculty Fellow this fall. Yoav is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering working on developing safe and robust machine learning with applications in healthcare. While obtaining his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem advised by Amir Globerson, Yoav was a researcher with Google Research involved in projects on structured prediction, and explainability of neural networks in computer vision problems.

“I am excited to push forward the pioneering research on safe machine learning in healthcare that is being done at CDS,” said Yoav. “CDS is home to some of the most brilliant minds in the field, it is a truly diverse and dynamic environment, and I am looking forward to taking part.”

In addition to his advanced degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Yoav completed a BSc in Physics and Computer Science along with a MSc in Computer Science. While at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he received excellence awards for teaching.

His research has appeared in international conferences and workshops such as “Birds of an Odd Feather: Guaranteed Out-of-Distribution (OOD) Novel Category Detection” (The 39th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence) and “Explaining in style: Training a gan to explain a classifier in stylespace” (Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision) as well as leading machine learning journals such as “On calibration and out-of-domain generalization” (Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 34). He is the lead organizer of the Spurious Correlations, Invariance and Stability (SCIS) Workshop at the upcoming International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), which he also co-organized in 2022.

To view all our current faculty fellows, please visit the CDS Faculty Fellow page on our website.

By Meryl Phair



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