Ohad Shamir is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel. He received a PhD in computer science from the Hebrew University in 2010, advised by Prof. Naftali Tishby. From 2010 to 2013, he was a postdoctoral and associate researcher at Microsoft Research. His research focuses on machine learning, with emphasis on novel algorithms that combine practical efficiency and theoretical insight. He is also interested in the many intersections of machine learning with related fields, such as optimization, statistics, theoretical computer science and AI.