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Congratulations to Dr. Aviv Tamar on winning the prestigious Krill Prize

The prize is proof of his professionalism, investment, and comprehensive and deep research.

For the fifth consecutive year that the Faculty is represented thanks to our faculty members, Dr. Aviv joins the four winners from years past:

Dr. Aviv Tamar, 2023

Dr. Itay Eyal, 2022

Prof. Ido Kaminer 2021

Prof. Tomer Michaeli, 2020

Prof. Shahar Kvatinsky 2019

It is an impressive achievement for the Faculty.

Each year, up to 10 prizes are awarded in the exact sciences, life sciences, medicine, agriculture, and engineering. The selection of winners is made according to criteria of excellence and the subject of research and its importance. The Wolf Foundation Scholarship Committee selects the winners from outstanding candidates submitted by Israeli universities.

Dr. Aviv’s research deals with teaching robots how to learn and operate in natural human environments – how robots can learn new tasks quickly, use previous information, and learn about the physical world by playing with their environment.

To achieve these goals, Dr. Aviv’s research group is developing elementary learning algorithms that use reinforcement learning. These algorithms are applied to various robotic tasks, including motion planning, object manipulation, and assembly.

One of the key contributions is the development of algorithms that allow robots to explore their environment automatically, making learning new tasks more straightforward and faster. There is also a collaboration with other researchers discovering how to use reinforcement learning to solve real-world problems outside of robotics, including improving internet performance and strengthening blockchain security.

We hope the prize will motivate him to keep progressing and accomplish even more fascinating and significant achievements.

Dr. Aviv Tamar site

Research Areas

Systems & ControlMachine learning and intelligent systems
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