David Pellow

David Pellow

Email: dpellow[at]tau.ac.il 

PhD Student
Safra Center for Bioinformatics
Blavatnik School of Computer Science
Tel Aviv University


BASc Engineering Science, U of T

I received my BASc in Engineering Science in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Option at the University of Toronto in 2013.

MS Language Technologies, CMU

I received my MS in Language Techonologies from the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science in 2015. LTI Website

PhD Computer Science, TAU

I am currently a PhD student in the Safra Center for Bioinformatics at Tel Aviv University's Blavatnik School of Computer Science. Safra Center Website

My Research

I am advised by Professor Ron Shamir.

In 2014-2015 I was advised by Professor Carl Kingsford. I worked on improving performance of Bloom filters for storing k-mers and large-scale sequence search for the genetic origins of Pre-Implantation Factor (PIF) in human embryos. For more information see our publications.

In the 2013-2014 academic year I conducted research in automated text simplification, advised by Professor Maxine Eskenazi. We ran a collaborative crowdsourcing experiment to collect iterative, human-generated sentence simplification for analysis and modeling. For more information on the project see our publications.


David Pellow, Darya Filippova, and Carl Kingsford: Improving Bloom filter performance on sequence data using k-mer Bloom filters, Proceedings of Research in Computational Molecular Biology (Recomb), Springer 2016. PDF

David Pellow, Maxine Eskenazi: Tracking Human Process Using Crowd Collaboration to Enrich Data, Proceedings of the 2nd AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) Works-in-Progress, AAAI 2014. PDF

David Pellow, Maxine Eskenazi: An Open Corpus of Everyday Documents for Simplification Tasks, Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Predicting and Improving Text Readability for Target Reader Populations (PITR), EACL 2014. PDF

Work Experience

Data Science intern Analytics Data Warehouse team, Commercial Aviation Services Boeing, 2014.
  • Experiments with high performance entity, event, and action tagging for short, technical domain texts.

Engineering Intern IP and Device Software group Altera, 2012.
  • Tool to generate simulation models of high speed transceiver blocks to be used in Quartus II.

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