I am currently at Google Research working on automated medicine through intelligent imaging. I have recently completed my Ph.D. thesis at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Prof.  Tomer Michaeli. My research interests are in the areas of Computer Vision and Machine Learning.

I received my M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude),  B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) and B.A. in Physics (cum laude) all from the Technion.



What’s new?

I will be giving a talk at the CVPR ’20 – CLIC Workshop
I’ve been invited to talk at the Workshop on Learned Image Compression (CLIC) at CVPR 2020 in Seattle.

Our paper won the best poster award at ICCV’19 Workshop
“Direct Validation of the Information Bottleneck Principle for Deep Nets” won the best poster award at the Statistical Deep Learning for Computer Vision (SLD-CV) Workshop at ICCV 2019.

Our paper was accepted to ICML’19
“Rethinking Lossy Compression: The Rate-Distortion-Perception Tradeoff” has been accepted for a long oral presentation at ICML 2019.


Rethinking Lossy Compression: The Rate-Distortion-Perception Tradeoff
Yochai Blau, Tomer Michaeli
ICML 2019 (long oral)
paper     supplementary     ICML’19 talk

Direct Validation of the Information Bottleneck Principle for Deep Nets
Adar Elad, Doron Haviv, Yochai Blau, Tomer Michaeli
ICCV 2019 Workshops (SDL-CV workshop best poster award)

The Perception-Distortion Tradeoff
Yochai Blau, Tomer Michaeli
CVPR 2018 (full oral)
paper     project webpage     supplementary     Vision day ’18 talk     CVPR’18 talk

The 2018 PIRM Challenge on Perceptual Image Super-resolution
Yochai Blau, Roey Mechrez, Radu Timofte, Tomer Michaeli, Lihi Zelnik-Manor
ECCV 2018 Workshops
paper     workshop webpage

Non-redundant Spectral Dimensionality Reduction
Yochai Blau, Tomer Michaeli
paper     supplementary     arXiv

Double Moiré Structured Illumination Microscopy with High-index Material
Yochai Blau, Doron Shterman, Guy Bartal, Bergin Gjonaj
Optics Letters 2016

Far-field Measurements of Short-wavelength Surface Plasmons
Yochai Blau, Bergin Gjonaj, Asaf David, Shimon Dolev, Doron Shterman, Guy Bartal
Applied Physics Letters 2015

Nanoscale Shaping and Focusing of Visible Light in Planar Metal–Oxide–Silicon Waveguides
Asaf David, Bergin Gjonaj, Yochai Blau, Shimon Dolev, Guy Bartal
Optica 2015

Sub-100 nm Focusing of Short Wavelength Plasmons in Homogeneous 2D Space
Bergin Gjonaj, Asaf David, Yochai Blau, Grisha Spektor, Meir Orenstein, Shimon Dolev, Guy Bartal
Nano Letters 2014