Dr. Margarita Osadchy is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Haifa. Her main research interests are machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, and cyber security. She was one of the pioneers of deep learning and her work on secure computation of face identification won a Best Paper Award in IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy.
Margarita has been a PI on many projects, including grants from the Israeli Ministry of Science, Israeli Science Foundation (ISF), Israel's Department of Defense Research & Development (MAFAT), and Israeli Ministry of Industry and Trade (MAGNET program). Furthermore, Margarita is a member of the scientific steering committee of the Center for Cyber Law and Policy at the University of Haifa.
Previously, she was a visiting research scientist at the NEC Research Institute and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. She received her PhD with honours in computer science from the University of Haifa.