I am a Senior Scientist (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science.

My main research interests are: Artificial Intelligence in Education, Learning Analytics, Educational Data Science, and AI/DL Education. 



News & Announcements

Wed, 05/15/2024
Congratulations to Yael and Tanya for receiving the "Best Paper Award" at the 16th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU2024), for their paper on XAI for Unsupervised Machine Learning!
Wed, 12/13/2023
From the laboratory to the field: on a rainy winter day, we put on work clothes and went out for a day of volunteering in agricultural work, pruning and thinning cherry tomatoes. We concluded the event at a cafe boutique nearby. Yummy!
Sun, 12/10/2023
Yael has been awarded the ISF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Sciences. Shai has been awarded the Levtzion Scholarship for outstanding doctoral students from the periphery. Both are highly selective grants, and both Shai and Yael are the *first* awardees of these grants from the department of science teaching. Congrats, and Well Done!
Tue, 12/05/2023
Our group, in collaboration with Prof. Edit Yerushalmi (Physics Ed) and Prof. Ron Blonder (Chemistry Ed), is among the winners of the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology's (MoST) grants for Hebrew and Arabic NLP, for studying applications of Hebrew and Arabic NLP to Assessment in science education.
Fri, 07/21/2023
Great EDM'23 conference and fantastic food at Banglore. And we even got the best poster award for Tanya's and Moriah's work on automated short answer scoring in Turkish!
Wed, 06/07/2023
Abigail's paper on using alephBERT for automated assessment of open questions in Biology was accepted to the 18th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (BEA'23), to be held in Toronto, Canada on July. This work is in collaboration with Beata Beigman Klebanov  from ETS and Moriah Ariely from the Biology education group. 
Wed, 06/07/2023
Elad's paper on how teachers for learning materials in online learning environments, and how to support them via social recommendations, was accepted to the 18th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL'23), to be held in September in Porto, Portugal
Mon, 08/01/2022
CASEd lab @AIED'22: A lot of fun, beer, and research!