Yair Fogel-Dror

Yair Fogel-Dror
Doctoral student, department of Political Science
Dissertation title: Computerized Analysis of Dialogue: Challenges and application in the political realm
Supervisors: Prof .Tamir Shaefer and Prof. Shaul Shenhav
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University, working on the intersection of political science and applications of artificial intelligence (AI). My intention is to study how we can use AI to improve the research of politics, or even the political process itself, in terms of representation, accountability and public services. In my PhD I take a more concrete path, analyzing political discourse and communication in various domains using machine learning. My main interest is in developing theory-driven methods for large scale political discourse analysis. Based on these methods, my research searches for sources and implications of differences in the representation of issues and actors by the media and politicians, mostly in the context of political conflict or contest.