Basel has a proven 10+ years of experience in software engineering, programming, and debugging in various languages and has assumed several tech lead roles in the past. Before joining USC, Basel worked for Mellanox Technologies (acquired by Nvidia) between 2011-2017 as a Senior Firmware Engineer and Team Leader in the Switch Silicon Core Department; and for Apple in 2018 as an Embedded Software Engineer in the Flash Storage Software Department. Basel received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in 2015.
Besides his research and academic work, Basel practices plastic and visual arts, his art spans across different mediums, including: hand drawing, painting, and AI-driven artworks. You can find Basel's art projects on this page.
Contact at basel921 at gmail dot com or at shbita at usc dot edu.
TA (Teaching Assistant) for DSCI 558: Building Knowledge Graphs (Graduate). Fall 2020 @ USC
TA (Teaching Assistant) for CSCI 563/INF 558: Building Knowledge Graphs (Graduate). Spring 2020 @ USC
Participated as panelist in the Award Winning TA Panel event at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Joined GE Research as a research fellow intern for 12 weeks this summer. I will be working at the Artificial Intelligence Technical Domain on a project at the intersection of Machine Learning, Knowledge Discovery, Semantic Web, and NLP.
Passed my Ph.D. qualifying exam!
I was featured on VoyageLA Magazine! I was really honored and excited to share my story.
Delivered a talk at Tira Talks 4 (a TEDx event held in my hometown). I talked about the importance of challenges, change, globalization, diversity and AI. I couldn't be more honored to stand in front of almost 500 people and contribute to the place where I grew-up.