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Meet Our Faculty: Prof. Avi Zadok
In the past decade, Prof. Avi Zadok's students have won numerous acclaims. Five of them were included on the Rector's Honor Roll. So how exactly does a research group produce this many shining stars?
Meet Our Faculty: Dr. Tomer Lewi
Meet Dr. Tomer Lewi, an expert in Nano Photonics and Flat Optics at Bar-Ilan’s University Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering, as he shares his experience with metamaterials and their applications, which may enable the replacement of classic optical elements with flat ones.
Meet Our Faculty: Prof. Gur Yaari
17 days. That’s how long it took Prof. Gur Yaari from the Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan University to establish a Research Consortium, which includes 20 international groups. The consortium was awarded 9 million Euros from the EU and Canada. In the next few years, Prof. Yaari plans to launch a network of databases for genetic sequences of the immune system.
Meet Our Faculty: Dr. Eliahu Cohen
Meet Dr. Eliahu Cohen of Bar-Ilan University’s Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering. He predicts that Quantum Engineering, a relatively new discipline, will become the next big thing in the scientific world. “Exploring quantum technologies has become a global trend in the past few years.
Meet Our Faculty: Dr. Emanuele Dalla Torre
Meet Dr. Emanuele Dalla Torre, 38, originally of Milan, Italy, a senior lecturer at Bar-Ilan University's Department of Physics, who is helping to position BIU as a national leader in the frontier field of quantum science while also working to forge a strong Israeli presence in the global scientific community.
Meet Our Faculty: Dr. Dvir Raviv
Meet Dr. Dvir Raviv, 35, a teaching associate at the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University, who has recently published his exciting findings about a newly discovered Hasmonean-Herodian Fortress in Judaea.
Meet Our Faculty: Prof. Avinatan Hassidim
Meet Prof. Avinatan Hassidim, 37, of the Department of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University, head of the Google Research Group in Israel, and one of The Marker's "40 under 40" list of promising young superstars of 2018. A graduate of the IDF's elite Talpiot training program for recruits with top scores in math and physics, Avinatan served in the IDF's top secret and prestigious Intelligence Corps crack cybersecurity unit known as "8200."
Meet Our Faculty: Prof. Leib Moscovitz
Meet Prof. Leib Moscovitz of the Department of Talmud and Oral Law at Bar-Ilan University, who will be heading the Chair for the Study of the Jerusalem Talmud at BIU – the first of its kind in the world. An internationally renowned expert in the study of the Jerusalem Talmud, Moscovitz has been tapped to serve as incumbent of the new Rabbi Shlomo Goren Chair, which is being established in BIU's premier Faculty of Jewish Studies.
Meet Our Faculty: Prof. Yuri Rassovsky
Meet Prof. Yuri Rassovsky, head of the Cognitive Enhancement and Rehabilitation Lab at Bar-Ilan University’s Department of Psychology, and senior researcher at The Leslie and Susan Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center. Prof. Rassovsky’s research focuses on innovative methods for cognitive enhancement and rehabilitation of neurocognitive deficits in severe mental illness and neurological disorders.
Dr. Adam Zaidel - Do We Really Perceive Reality?
You run into an acquaintance in your neighborhood and say hello. But if you bumped into that same person on a street in Shanghai, would you do the same?
According to Dr. Adam Zaidel, of BIU’s Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, you may not even recognize that person at all! Although the visual stimulation sent to the brain is identical in both encounters, the sensory data is influenced by other factors, such as context.
Dr. Adi Salomon - Harnessing Sunlight to Create Fuel
BIU scientist Dr. Adi Salomon and her research team are on the way to harnessing sunlight into energy in the form of fuel. While studying the interaction between metallic nano-structures and light, Dr. Salomon, of the Department of Chemistry and the Bar-Ilan Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, synthesized a new type of material – lightweight metals.
Dr. Osnat Keren: Secure Hardware – Fighting Side Channel Attacks
After years of computer coding research, Dr. Osnat Keren now focuses on Secure Hardware, leading two research groups trying to provide different strategies to protect systems from side channel attacks.
Meet Our Faculty: Prof. Orit Taubman - Ben-Ari
Meet Prof. Orit Taubman - Ben-Ari, a psychologist and lecturer at BIU’s School of Social Work. Taubman - Ben-Ari’s main research fields are multigenerational relations and personal growth following life transitions and crises, and transition to parenthood/grandparenthood.
Meet Our Faculty: Dr. Amitai Oberman
Meet Dr. Amitai Oberman of BIU’s Azrieli Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, an expert on internal medicine, geriatrics and palliative medicine. Palliative medicine focuses on improving the life quality of chronic patients and their families, and end-of-life treatments.
Meet our Faculty - Dr. Elana Zion Golumbic
Meet Dr. Elana Zion Golumbic, founding head of the Human Brain Dynamics Lab at BIU’s Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center. Dr. Zion Golumbic studies the ways in which the brain processes complex information such as language, speech and music, and attempts to decipher the correlation between all the data input.
Dr. Ran Gelles - The Goal: an Error-Free Network
Dr. Ran Gelles combines interactive coding theories with distributed computing to create a fail-safe communication network
Distributed computing issues are becoming increasingly more critical, as we advance towards a more computerized existence. Dr. Ran Gelles (36) focuses on combining coding theories with distributed computing, and studies computation performance on communication networks with communication errors.
Prof. Amir Leshem: Breaking the Net
What do Facebook and Twitter have to do with fighting terror or curing epidemic diseases?
Prof. Amir Leshem presents: the study of social media and its unexpected contexts
Prof. Zohar Amar: Ancient Health Remedies
Modern medicine relies on ancient sources as well as traditional health remedies. However as time goes by, these health remedies are slowly disappearing, and along with them – a grand tradition of healing and a nurturing way of life. Prof. Zohar Amar of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology has been amassing and examining these ancient remedies for two decades, thus preserving this extensive knowledge for generations to come
Prof. Yuri Rassovsky: Using Martial Arts to Improve Social Behavior
How do the martial arts improve cognitive skills and behavior, and even reduce violence and aggressiveness among youth? That’s the subject of an intriguing neuropsychological study conducted in the sports lab of Prof. Yuri Rassovsky, Head of the Clinical Rehabilitation Division in Bar-Ilan University’s Department of Psychology
Dr. Ron Piran: Improving Treatment for Diabetics
At BIU’s Azrieli Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Dr. Ron Piran is working on a new treatment method that could improve the condition and quality of life of diabetic patients. “Diabetes is a condition where the body does not produce enough insulin because of beta-cell destruction,” explains Piran.
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