ABOUT DAN FELDMAN

Prof. Dan Feldman is the Director of the Robotics and Big Data Labs at the Computer Science Department, at the University of Haifa.  He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University in the field of Computational Geometry and did his post-doctoral studies at the Distributed Robotics Labs of MIT, and the Center for the Mathematics of Information (CMI) at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Prof. Feldman is a worldwide leader and main developer both in the academy and industry for the research field known as core sets: a provably small and problem-dependent data reduction.  While the theory is based on deep computational geometry, applications these days include Machine/Deep learning of Big Data, Robotics, Computer Vision, Cybersecurity, and many more. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Core-sets

This is our special sauce and expertise that is used in most of our papers for smart provable data summarization.

SHORT BIO

2004 - 2010
PhD
Tel Aviv University
School of Computer Science

Computer Vision

Unlike traditional heuristics, we aim for provable approximations based on computational geometry.

2010 - 2011

Post-Doctoral Studies:  
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Center for the Mathematics of Information (CMI)

Deep Learning

Core-sets for both training data and networks.

Drones

Our autonomous Tello (<150 gram) drone carries only Raspberry Pi Zero and a monocular RGB camera.

Artificial Intelligence

Using core-sets for decision trees, regressions, and many others we boost the performance of classic machine learning models.

2012 - 2014

Post-Doctoral Studies  
MIT, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Distributed Robotics Lab

2014 - present
Director of the Robotics and Big Data Labs
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Haifa

2020 - 2021
Senior Lecturer with tenure
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Haifa

2021 - present
Associate Professor
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Haifa

PATENTS

DATA CORESET COMPRESSION

Inventor: Daniela Rus, Dan Feldman

TEXT CHARACTERIZATION OF TRAJECTORIES
Inventor: Daniela Rus, Dan Feldman, Cynthia Rueyi Sung, Andrew Kiminari Sugaya

SPEAKING

This talk that focuses on autonomous nano-drones was given by Dr. Dan Feldman at the Autonomous Systems Conference in the Technion,  Oct 2, 2019