Amir Gilad

Amir Gilad

Postdoctoral Researcher

Duke University

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Database Group at Duke University. I am hosted by Prof. Sudeepa Roy, Prof. Ashwin Machanavajjhala, and Prof. Jun Yang.

My research focuses on data analysis, data management, and provenance. I am currently working on the development of tools and algorithms that aim to assist users in understanding and gaining insights into data through explanations and causal analysis. I am also studying the privacy implications of providing such explanations.

I obtained my Ph.D in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, where I was advised by Prof. Daniel Deutch. I have also completed both my B.Sc - a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science and my M.Sc in Computer Science at Tel Aviv University.

I am a recipient of the 2017 VLBD Best Paper Award, the 2018 SIGMOD Research Highlight Award, and the 2019 Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Structured Data and Database Management.