I am a post-doc at the Language Technologies Institute (LTI) of Carnegie Mellon University, working with Prof. Graham Neubig, and a member of NeuLab.

My research interests are broad and include programming language processing (PLP), natural language processing (NLP) and deep learning in general.

I obtained a PhD in the department of Computer Science at the Technion, advised by Prof. Eran Yahav.

Previously, I served 7 years as an officer onboard a missile ship in the Israeli Navy. Later, I completed my BSc summa cum laude at the Computer Science Department at the Technion, as an alumnus of The Rothschild-Technion Scholars Program for Excellence. Between 2014-2016, I worked at Microsoft R&D center in Haifa, developing data security services for the cloud. Between June-September of 2018, I interned at Google New-York, researching neural models for speech recognition.

In addition, I hold a B.A. in Humanities.

I am happily married to Lee and father of Gur 🙂



  • How Attentive are Graph Attention Networks?

Accepted Papers

Technical Reports

  • Lingvo: a Modular and Scalable Framework for Sequence-to-Sequence Modeling
    • Jonathan Shen, …, Uri Alon, …
    • [PDF]


  • Single-Node Attack for Fooling Graph Neural Networks
    • Ben Finkelshtein, Chaim Baskin, Evgenii Zheltonovzhskii, Uri Alon
    • DLG-KDD’2021 [PDF] [Code] [BibTex]



  • Program Committee: PLDI’2021, NeurIPS’2020 CAP workshop, AIDM’20, AIDM’19
  • Reviewer: ICLR’2022, AIPLANS NeurIPS 2021 workshop, ICML’2021 (top 10% Best Reviewers), ICLR’2021, NeurIPS’2020, ICLR’2020


  • 2021-2022 – Rothschild Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2021-2022 – Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship (declined)
  • 2020 – ACM SIGPLAN Research Highlight, “code2vec: Learning Distributed Representations of Code” (POPL’2019)
  • 2019 – Jacobs Excellence Scholarship
  • 2019 – Faculty Funding Excellence Scholarship
  • 2018 – Faculty Funding Excellence Scholarship
  • 2016 – Excellent Teaching Assistant
  • 2016 – Dean’s Support Excellent Scholarship
  • 2016 – Alumnus of the Rothchild-Technion Program for Excellence
  • 2015 – SAMBA – CS Excellent Students