Roy Schwartz is a senior lecturer at the School of Computer Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to that he was a postdoc and a research scientist at the Allen institute for AI and the University of Washington, working with Noah A. Smith. Roy completed his Ph.D. at the School of Computer Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he worked with Ari Rappoport.
Roy's lab studies Natural Language Processing (NLP). Our research is driven towards making text understanding technology widely accessible - to doctors, to teachers, to researchers or even to curious teenagers. To be broadly adopted, NLP technology needs to not only be accurate, but also reliable; models should provide explanations for their outputs; and the methods we use to evaluate them need to be convincing.
The lab also studies methods to make NLP more efficient and greener, in order to decrease its environmental impact, as well as lower the cost of AI research in order to broaden participation in it.