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Dr. Noa Agmon: Making Robots Smart
The Golem of Prague, Frankenstein - human culture is replete with autonomous fictional characters calibrated to do the bidding of their creators. But, in today’s world, imbuing machines with advanced artificial intelligence is no fiction. Rather, it is a rapidly growing field called robotics, and Dr. Noa Agmon, a senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, stands among those at its forefront.
Prof. Moshe Bar, Director Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center
On July 25th, 1989, President George Bush signed a resolution declaring the 1990s to be “The Decade of the Brain,” signaling America’s commitment to neuroscience research.
Dr. Inbal Yahav-Shernberger: Crunching the Data to Save Lives
The gap between the number of kidney donors and patients who are waiting for a transplant is disheartening: in the U.S. alone, there’s an 8:1 ratio working against the people who are desperately in need of a life saving organ: 100,000 candidates vs. only 12,000 donors a year.
Dr. Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov- Procedures Matter – Investigating How a Law Passes
Bar-Ilan University Law lecturer Dr. Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov specializes in what at first might seem to be a very obscure part of the legal world: the legislative process and judicial review. That is, the study of whether courts can – and should – get involved in the nitty gritty procedural elements of lawmaking.
Dr. Michael Blank "So That All Mankind Can Benefit"
Cancer is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed world and accounts for more than 7.5 million deaths worldwide each year. When Dr. Michael Blank was seven-years old, his father succumbed to cancer, creating a void that became “the main driver in my life,” he says.
Prof. Jonathan Grossman: Transforming Ambiguity into Academic Excellence
Prof. Jonathan Grossman, a senior lecturer in BIU’s Zalman Shamir Bible Department, loves ambiguity. He thrives on exploring double meanings in texts, uncovering hidden narratives, and probing the interface between religious interpretation of Judaism’s holiest books and modern biblical criticism.
Don’t Trust, Verify: Prof. Nathan Keller Strategizes a More Secure Cyber-Future
When Prof. Nathan Keller entered the Technion at the age of 16, his teachers immediately recognized that this was a young man who was going places. Eventually, both Keller and one of his mentors independently decided that Bar-Ilan University was the place to go.
Prof. Avi Bell: From Tax Laws to Warfare – Anything but Boring
Prof. Avi Bell has never shied away from controversy. The professor in the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law has written on hot topics such as the infamous Goldstone Report and the implications of the Levy Commission’s report on the status of building in Judea and Samaria.
Retail Therapy: Dr. Orit Rotem Examines the Ecology of Urban Success
Dr. Orit Rotem is applying quantitative tools from biology and environmental ecology to the promotion of people-friendly – and successful – urban design
Now You See It, Now You Don’t: How Dr. Moti Fridman Engineers Time-Space Optics
Dr. Moti Fridman is a BIU alumnus who trained at the Weizmann Institute then returned to campus after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Cornell.
The “Tippling Point” – Dr. Galit Shohat-Ophir and the Secret of Barfly Success
Dr. Galit Shohat-Ophir is a lecturer in the Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences who trained at the Weizmann Institute and completed post-doctoral fellowships at UCSF and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Virginia.
Nano Meets Bio: How Dr. Doron Gerber “Channels” Life’s Big Picture
A busy scientist who juggles a large number of collaborative projects while supervising a lab full of students, Dr. Doron Gerber schedules his morning meetings early – this, despite the fact that, as a new father, he claims to go about his duties in a near-constant state of sleep deprivation.
IDF Chaplain, Rabbi Dr. Tsuriel Rashi: Probing Media, Judaism & Ethics
As associate director of the Center for Media and Religion in BIU's School of Communication, Rabbi Dr. Tsuriel Rashi is generally focused on mass media, professional ethics and Judaism. But during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, he found himself in his “other” role: IDF chaplain of the Golani Infantry Brigade.
Dr. Ronny Bartsch – The Language of Sleep
Dr. Ronny Bartsch, of BIU’s Department of Physics, is fascinated by how human organs communicate and especially, how these communications change while we sleep.
Prof. Aviad Frydman - Revolutionizing the God Particle
Prof. Frydman has recently detected the "Higgs Boson" particle in superconductors.
Dr. Gili Cohen-Taguri Introduces BINA’s XRD Lab
X-ray diffraction techniques are becoming ever-more important for the analysis of thin films. One of the busiest and most trusted specialists in Israel is Dr. Gili Cohen-Taguri, who heads BINA’s X-Ray Diffraction Lab.
Dr. Emanuele Dalla Torre – Balancing Non-Equilibrium Systems
Dr. Emanuele Dalla Torre (35),born in Milan, Italy, was exposed to science and specifically to physics from childhood, as his father was an engineer and his mother a teacher. To him, physics is a mathematical description of reality.
Prof. Bilha Fischer: Fingerprinting the way to cure cancer
Cancer patients want effective medical care, and they want it now. But when it comes to cancer of the breast, there’s a problem: the initial diagnosis sometimes marks the beginning of a long process, in which doctors struggle to identify the best therapeutic approach. BIU Prof. Bilha Fischer is facing this problem with a new biotechnological solution.
Prof. Jean-Paul Lellouche - A family that works together stays together
The Lellouche family can certainly call Bar-Ilan University its second home. As head of the family, Prof. Jean-Paul Lellouche is a long time faculty member at the Department of Chemistry and Senior Researcher at the Bar-Ilan Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA).
Dr. Debra Kaplan – From Yeshiva University to BIU
Dr. Debra Kaplan, of the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, joined Bar-Ilan after nine years at Yeshiva University in New York, where she held the Dr. Pinkhos Churgin Memorial Chair in Jewish History. She recently directed the undergraduate program in Jewish history at Yeshiva College.
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