Short Bio

I'm a PhD student at the Computer Science Department of the Technion in Israel (MSc, July 2015), working with Prof. Eran yahav. My research focuses on the use of Machine and Deep Learning techniques for Programming tasks, a field we call Programming Language Processing. Our goal is to ease the life of those who write code and to increase the amount of people who can code.
I am interested in security and mobile, especially Android. While being an undergrad student (BSc in Extended Software Engineering from the Technion [Psagot]. November 2014), I took part of a cool project that gained worldwide media coverage. Our goal was to test whether Waze is susceptible to Sybil Attack.
I also lead a R&D team that investigates new algorithms and technologies.

Publications

A General Path-Based Representation for Predicting Program

Uri Alon, Meital Zilberstein, Omer Levy, Eran Yahav.
PLDI'18

Leveraging a Corpus of Natural Language Descriptions for Program Similarity

Meital Zilberstein and Eran Yahav
Onward!'16
[pdf] [slides]

Code Similarity via Natural Language Descriptions

Meital Ben Sinai and Eran Yahav
OBT'15
[pdf] [slides] [talk] [dissertation]

Exploiting Social Navigation

Meital Ben Sinai, Nimrod Partush, Shir Yadid and Eran Yahav

Spoofing

In the news: The hacker news, Popular science, The Jerusalem post, Wired, etc.
[pdf] [video]

Tracking Users ( & Spoofing )

BLACK HAT'15
[pdf] [slides] [talk]

Personal Info

I live in Ra'anana, Israel and work as a R&D team lead. My awesome husband is Ran Zilberstein, which is also a CS gradute, so we have lots in common. Our son, Ethan born in December 2017. During my free time I love to run, cook, travel and take pictures

 
 
 

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