Ofer Meshi is a Research Scientist at Google. Prior to joining Google, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Before that he obtained a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. Ofer's research interests are in machine learning and optimization. In particular, he seeks efficient algorithms for: structured output prediction, probabilistic graphical models, reinforcement learning and other related problems. More info and previous publications can be found in his homepage.