People

Leadership Team

PROF. MOR PELEG
Center Chair
Prof. Mor Peleg
Department of Information Systems
Research Areas: Medical informatics, data and knowledge integration, knowledge representation and ontologies, decision-support systems, modeling biological and clinical processes.
Tamir Gadot
Administrative Manager
Tamir Gadot
Department of Computer Science
 
Tomer Sidi
Data Scientist
Tomer Sidi
DSRC Consulting Unit
Research Areas: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computational Structural Biology.
Igor Kleiner
Data Scientist
Igor Kleiner
DSRC Consulting Unit
Research Areas:Queuing theory, Image processing.
Dr. Daniel Sher
Multidisciplinary Liaison
Dr. Daniel Sher
Department of Marine Biology
Research Areas: 

Bioinformatics, marine data, phenotypic analysis

Prof. Hagit Hel-Or
Public Sector and Industrial Liaison
Prof. Hagit Hel-Or
Department of Computer Science
Research Areas: 

Computational Human Behavior, Computer Vision, Machine learning

Prof. Ilan Shimshoni
Scientific Committee Member
Prof. Ilan Shimshoni
Department of Information Systems
Research Areas: computer vision, 3D data analysis, applications for archaeology & medicine.
Prof. Philip Tzvi Reiss
Scientific Committee Member
Prof. Philip Tzvi Reiss
Department of Statistics
Research Areas: 

Functional data analysis, semiparametric regression, neuroimaging data analysis, psychometrics

Faculty Members

Computer Science

Prof. Philip Tzvi Reiss
 
Dr. Adi Akavia
Department of Computer Science
Research Areas: Security, Cryptography, Safe Calculation, and Big Data algorithms.
Dan Feldman
 
Dr. Dan Feldman
Department of Computer Science
Research Areas: Data reduction and summarization methods for big, streaming and distributed data.
Prof. Daniel Keren
 
Prof. Daniel Keren
Department of Computer Science
Research Areas: Probabilistic Pattern Recognition.
Dr. Guy Avni
 
Dr. Guy Avni
Department of Computer Science
Research Areas: Game Theory
Prof. Hagit Hel-Or
 
Prof. Hagit Hel-Or
Department of Computer Science
Research Areas: Computational Human Behavior, Computer Vision, Machine learning
Prof. Ilan Newman
 
Prof. Ilan Newman
Department of Computer Science
Research Areas: Fast big-data algorithms: Property testing, coresets.
Dr. Margarita Osadchy
 
Dr. Margarita Osadchy
Department of Computer Science
Research Areas: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Data Privacy.
Prof. Orr Dunkelman
 
Prof. Orr Dunkelman
Department of Computer Science
Research Areas:Cyber, Privacy.
Prof. Philip Tzvi Reiss
 
Prof. Yosi Ben-Asher
Department of Computer Science
Research Areas:algorithms to identify performance and energy bottlenecks in execution of big-data programs.
Prof. Ronen Shaltiel
 
Prof. Ronen Shaltiel
Department of Computer Science
Research Areas: Algorithms.
Prof. Shuly Wintner
 
Prof. Shuly Wintner
Department of Computer Science
Research Areas: Computational linguistics.
Dr. Rachel Kolodny
 
Dr. Rachel Kolodny
Department of Computer Science
Research Areas:Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

Information Systems

Dr. Alan Hartman
 
Dr. Alan Hartman
Department of Information Systems
Research Areas:Design and Engineering of Service Systems, Software and Hardware testing, Project Management, Co-creation processes, Software and Systems Modelling, Software Engineering.
Dr. Einat Minkov
 
Dr. Einat Minkov
Department of Information Systems
Research Areas: natural language processing, text mining.
Prof. Ilan Shimshoni
 
Prof. Ilan Shimshoni
Department of Information Systems
Research Areas:computer vision, 3D data analysis, applications for archaeology & medicine
Dr. Joel Lanir
 
Dr. Joel Lanir
Department of Information Systems
Research Areas: HCI, information visualization.
Dr. Judith Somekh
 
Dr. Judith Somekh
Department of Information Systems
Research Areas:Statistical & comput data analysis and stochastic networks in biomedicine.
PROF. MOR PELEG
 
Prof. Mor Peleg
Department of Information Systems
Research Areas: Medical informatics, data and knowledge integration, knowledge representation and ontologies, decision-support systems, modeling biological and clinical processes.
Prof. Ofer Arazy
 
Prof. Ofer Arazy
Department of Information Systems
Research Areas:collaboration patterns in online production com-munities (eg Wikipedia).
Prof. Tsvi Kuflik
 
Prof. Tsvi Kuflik
Department of Information Systems
Research Areas:User modeling, Recommender Systems.
Prof. Pnina Soffer
 
Prof. Pnina Soffer
Department of Information Systems
Research Areas:Business process model-ing, analysis, execution.
Dr. Tomer Sagi
 
Dr. Tomer Sagi
Department of Information Systems
Research Areas: ML-based dynamic prediction to data-integration tasks, schema matching.
DR. OSNAT (OSSI) MOKRYN
 
Dr. Osnat (Ossi) Mokryn
Department of Information Systems
Research Areas:Network science; Online social networks; Social media text and data mining; Recommender systems; Computational social science; Computer networks.

Statistics

Prof. Alexander Goldenschluger
 
Prof. Alexander Goldenschluger
Department of Statistics
Research Areas: Nonparametric inference, sequential decision making under uncertainty.
Dr. Bella Vakulenko-Lagun
 
Dr. Bella Vakulenko-Lagun
Department of Statistics
Research Areas: methods for causal inference, selection bias, survival analysis and multi-state models.
Dr. Itai Dattner
 
Dr. Itai Dattner
Department of Statistics
Research Areas:statistical theory, methodology & learning dynamic systems, measurement error models.
Prof. Ori Davidov
 
Prof. Ori Davidov
Departmant of Statistics
Research Areas:order restricted inference, rating & ranking methods.
Prof. Philip Tzvi Reiss
 
Prof. Philip Tzvi Reiss
Department of Statistics
Research Areas: 

Functional data analysis, semiparametric regression, neuroimaging data analysis, psychometrics

Dr. Liron Ravner
 
Dr. Liron Ravner
Department of Statistics
Research Areas: 

DS Statistical inference Queuing theory, Applied probability, Operations research.

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Dr. Daniel Sher
 
Dr. Daniel Sher
Department of Marine Biology
Research Areas:Bioinformatics, marine data, phenotypic analysis.
Prof. Doron Chelouche
 
Prof. Doron Chelouche
Mathematics and Center for TheorPhysics & Astro, Natural Sci.
Research Areas:Time-series analysis, image reduction & com-parison, statistical infer-encing multivariate stat.
Dr. Roee Diamant
 
Dr. Roee Diamant
Department of Marine Technologies
Research Areas:Signal processing for underwater acoustics, Quality assurance in big marine data, signal/object detection, AI for classification and segmentation of Sonar images.
Dr. Tali Treibitz
 
Dr. Tali Treibitz
Department of Marine Technologies
Research Areas:Underwater Imaging, Ocean Eng, comp. vision, Computat. photography
Dr. Yoav 	Lehahn
 
Dr. Yoav Lehahn
Department of Marine Technologies
Research Areas:oceanography, biophysical interactions, ocean-atmosphere interactions, remote sensing.
Dr. Itzik Klein
 
Dr. Itzik Klein
Department of Marine Technologies
Research Areas: Data driven based navigation and sensor fusion
Prof. Uri Hershberg
 
Prof. Uri Hershberg
Department of Human Biology
Research Areas:Gene expression & dynamics analysis of digital imaging experim., high throughput sequencing.
Dr. Mickey Kosloff
 
Dr. Mickey Kosloff
Department of Human Biology
Research Areas:Bioinformatics, cellular signaling, protein-protein interactions.
Dr. Eyal Privman
 
Dr. Eyal Privman
Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology
Research Areas:Bioinformatics & comp-utational biology app-roaches to analyze high-throughput genomic data.
Dr. Eyal Privman
 
Dr. Avi Bar-Massada
Biology and Environment
Research Areas:Ecological informatics, Species distribution modeling, Geospatial analysis, Spatial ecology, Pyrogeography.

Department Of Economics

DR. ASSAF SARID
 
Dr. Assaf Sarid
Department of Economics
Research Areas: Long Run Growth, Comparative Development, Human Capital Formation, Income Distribution
Prof. Doron Kliger
 
Prof. Doron Kliger
Department Of Economics
Research Areas: Behavioral Economics and Finance. Collecting and merging financial data, survey data, geographical data

School of business administration, Faculty of Social Sciences

Prof. Daphne Raban
 
Prof. Daphne Raban
School of Management, Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Areas: topic modeling, agent-based modeling, network analytics.

School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr. Roee Admon
 
Dr. Roee Admon
School of Psychology
Research Areas:

Stress vulnerability vs. resilience, fMRI, HRV

 
Prof. Uri Hershberg
 
Prof. Sigal Zilcha-Mano

School of Psychology 

sigalzil@psy.haifa.ac.il
Research Areas: precision medicine and psychotherapy; mechanisms of change
Dr. Uri Hertz
 
Dr. Uri Hertz
Departmant of Cognitive Sciences
Research Areas:Collective decision making, Social influence, online experiments.
 Prof. Hadas Okon-Singer

Prof. Hadas Okon-Singer

School of Psychology 

Hadasos@psy.haifa.ac.il

Research Areas: Machine-learning analysis of psychological data.

Political Science

Dr. Michael Freedman
 
Dr. Michael Freedman

Political Science

mrfreed@poli.haifa.ac.il
Research Areas: Topic Models, Machine learning, Network Analysis, Computational Text Analysis, Big Data.

Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences

Dr. Pavel Goldstein
 
Dr. Pavel Goldstein
School of Public Health
Research Areas: Chronic Pain, Social Neuroscience, Biostatistics
Prof. Stephen Levine
 
Prof. Stephen Levine
Department of Community Mental Health
Research Areas:Psychometrics; Epidemiology.

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Dr. Motti Zohar
 
Dr. Motti Zohar
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Research Areas: GIScience, geostatistics.

Faculty of Humanities

Dr. Moshe Lavee
 
Dr. Moshe Lavee
Department of Jewish History
Research Areas:Digital humanities. Hand Written Text Recognition, Crowdsourcing.

Research Associates

Dr. Irit Hartman
Dr. Irith Ben-Arroyo Hartman
Caesarea Rothschild Institute (CRI)
Research Areas: Graph theory, Algorithms, Applications to transportations science, user modelling, and network science

Chen	Gafni
Post-doc student
Chen Gafni
Research Areas:NLP.
Hayim	Shaul
Post-doc student
Hayim Shaul
Research Areas:Applied secure computation.
Meng	Xu
Post-doc student
Meng Xu
Research Areas:Functional Data Analysis, Semi/Non-parametric Statistics and Financial/Bio-Statistics.
Avital	Shulner Tal
Post-doc student
Aparna Lajmi
Research Areas:

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

Huang	Senyang
Post-doc student
Huang Senyang
Research Areas:

 Cryptography.

Dr. Gabriel Cotlier
Post-doc student
Dr. Gabriel Cotlier
gabiklm01@gmail.com
Research Areas: 

Geoinformation and Goespatial Big Data Analysis

Dr. Carina Fian
Post-doc student
Dr. Carina Fian
carinaf@iac.es 
Research Areas:

gravitational lensing, reverberation mapping and active galactic nuclei (AGNs). Gravitational microlensing use to reveal the size, geometry and kinematics of AGNs.

Taeho Kim
Post-doc student
Taeho Kim
Research Areas: Nonparametric Estimation.
Student 1
Post-doc student
Thomas Hsiao
Research Areas:Bioinfoatics. 
Student 1
Post-doc student
Elad Denenberg
Research Areas:Decision Making , Planning
Student 1
Post-doc student
Tohar Dolev-Amit
Research Areas: Machine learning
Shlomit Sharoni

Post-doc student
Shlomit Sharoni
shlomit.sharoni@weizmann.ac.il
Research Areas: Remote sensing, Marine biogeochemistry and Ecology.

Angshuman Roy

Post-doc student
Angshuman Roy
angshuman.roy.89@gmail.com
Research Areas: Statistics.

Liron Rozenkrantz

Post-doc student
Liron Rozenkrantz
liron.rozenkrantz@gmail.com
Research Areas: High-dimensional data analysis, dynamic system, combining model-based and model-free approaches.

Israel Rachevski

Research Associate
Israel Rachevski
irrnpv99@gmail.com
Research Areas: Innovation, entrepreneurship.

Alex Abbey

Research Associate
Alex Abbey
alexzabbey@gmail.com
Research Areas: Complexity and Network Science.

Chih-Chi Lee

Post-doc student
Chih-Chi Lee
supervolans@gmail.com
Research Areas:
Bioinformatics.

Students

Department of Information Systems

Student 1
PhD student
Alexandra Kogan
Research Areas:Clinical Decision Support.
Student 1
PhD student
Evgenia Wasserman Pritsker
Research Areas:Natural Language Processing, User Modeling, Social Media.
Gur Arye	Yehuda
Masters student
Gur Arye Yehuda
Research Areas:Bioinformatics, Machine Learning.
Elad	Talbi
PhD student
Julia Sheidin
Research Areas:Information Visualization.
Student 1
Masters student
Rami Bishara
Research Areas: NLP, Machine learning
Student 1

Masters student
Yanir Marmor
Research Areas: Complex networks, Big data and Graph algorithms
Student 1
Masters student
Yazan Asaad
Research Areas: Data science in social media
Student 1
Masters student
Eti Shtaingart
Research Areas: prediction
Keren	Segal
Masters student
Keren Segal
Research Areas:Big Data algorithms, sentiment analysis, Twitter.
Nir	Lotan
Masters student
Nir Lotan
Research Areas:Recommender Systems, graph, NLP, Embeddings.
Olga	Seleznova
Masters student
Olga Seleznova
Research Areas:Machine learning algorithms.
Saeed	Amal
PhD student
Saeed Amal
Research Areas:Natural language processing, Information Retrieval, Recommender Systems.
magali segal stolarsky
PhD student
Magali Segal Stolarsky
Research Areas: digital archaeology
Avital	Shulner Tal
PhD student
Avital Shulner Tal
Research Areas: Algorithmic Transparency and Fairness.
Veronika Bogina
Ph.D. student
Veronika Bogina
Research Areas: User Modeling and Recommender Systems.
Student 1
PhD student
Hagit Ben Shoshan
Research Areas: Big Data, text analysis
Ogen Drukerman
Masters student
Ogen Drukerman
Research Areas: NLP, Deep learning.
Maya Reiner
Masters student
Maya Reiner
Research Areas: Data Mining and Data Science.
Maya Reiner