Shai Ben-David is a Canada CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute and a professor at the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.
Ben-David’s research interests span a range of topics in computer science theory including logic, theory of distributed computation and complexity theory. In recent years his focus turned to machine learning theory. Among his notable contributions in that field are pioneering steps in the analysis of domain adaptation, learnability of real valued functions, and change detection in streaming data.
- Best Paper Award, NeurIPS, 2018
- Best Student Paper Award, COLT, 2011
- Best Student Paper Award, COLT, 2006
- Best Student Paper Award, ICASSP, 2005
- Donini, M., Oneto, L., Ben-David, S., Shawe-Taylor, J., & Pontil, M. (2018). Empirical risk minimization under fairness constraints.
- Shalev-Shwartz, S., & Ben-David, S. (2014). Understanding machine learning: From theory to algorithms. Cambridge university press.
- Ben-David, S., Blitzer, J., Crammer, K., Kulesza, A., Pereira, F., & Vaughan, J. W. (2010). A theory of learning from different domains. Machine learning, 79(1), 151-175.
- Ben-David, S., Blitzer, J., Crammer, K., & Pereira, F. (2007). Analysis of representations for domain adaptation. Advances in neural information processing systems, 19, 137.
- Kifer, D., Ben-David, S., & Gehrke, J. (2004). Detecting change in data streams. In VLDB (Vol. 4, pp. 180-191).
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