Yonatan Bitton

Yonatan Bitton

CS PhD candidate, Research Intern at Google

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


I am a PhD candidate in The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, advised by Dr. Roy Schwartz and Dr. Gabriel Stanovsky. Additionally, I am a research intern at Google Research in Tel-Aviv.

The goal of my research is to improve vision and language generalization. Specifically, I aim to develop models with better compositionality abilities, less biased and better perform on real-world examples. See my publications for more details.

I did my MSc with Prof. Michael Elhadad and Prof. Eitan Bachmat, at the Ben Gurion University.

Download my complete CV.

  • PhD in Computer Science (Vision-and-Language), 2020

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

  • MSc in Computer Science (Natural Language Processing), Magna cum laude, 2018

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2015

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Work Experience

Google Research
Research Intern
Google Research
Jul 2022 – Present Israel
Cerebra team, Conversational AI, working with LLMs (LaMDA, PaLM, BARD, etc)
Amazon Lab126
Applied Scientist Intern
Amazon Lab126
Oct 2019 – July 2022 Israel
Visual Fitness - Halo team
Developed a virtual fitness trainer, specializing in 2D/3D pose estimation, action recognition, error correction, on-device deployment and more.
IBM Research
Research Student
IBM Research
Jun 2017 – Oct 2019 Israel
Using data-science and machine-learning methods in order to detect frauds

Invited Talks

Bridging Vision and Language with Data: From Perception to Understanding
Commonsense Benchmarks for Vision and Language
q2d: Turning Questions into Dialogs to Teach Models How to Search
WinoGAViL: Gamified Association Benchmark to Challenge Vision-and-Language Models
VASR: Visual Analogies of Situation Recognition


Managing Research
This talk deals with several research related questions. For example findings new research ideas, choose a research topic, staying updated with new research, working with your supervisors, and more.
A platform that connects drone pilots with people in need of drone services.
This project participated in Starter - Jump course and won 1st place in the final Demo Day event.
Press coverage: telecomnews, israeldefense, sheva7.