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Dr. Anat Lerner

Dr. Anat Lerner
Personal Details

The Open University The Dorothy De Rothschild Campus One University Road P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 43107, Israel
Office:972-9-7781251 Fax:972-9-7780605 Email:anat@cs.openu.ac.il
Marital Status:Married + 3

Areas Of Interest
  • Process Work - Process Oriented Psychology - Diplomate since 2014
  • Speech prosody analyzing
  • Combinatorial auctions
  • Computer Networks

1997
 
Ph.D., Faculty of Management, Reccanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel-Aviv University

Dissertation: A Pie Allocation Among Sharing Groups

Supervisor: Prof. Dov Samet


1985
M.Sc., Computer Science Department, The Technion, Haifa, Israel

Thesis: Link Allocation to Mobile Radio Networks

Supervisor: Prof. Imrich Chlamtac


1982

B.A. (with honors), Computer Science Department, The TechnionHaifa, Israel

 
2014-2016
Head, Mathematics and Computer Science Department,The Open University of Israel
2009-2011
Head, Mathematics and Computer Science Department,The Open University of Israel
2007-2008
Chair, Academic sub-committee of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department
2001-2007
Head, Graduate program in Computer Science, Mathematics and Computer Science Department,The Open University of Israel
2001-2004
Head, Mathematics and Computer Science Department, The Open University of Israel
1999-2001
The Open University of Israel, Mathematics and Computer Science Department,Student's Ombudsman
1987-present
The Mathematics and Computer Science Department, The Open University of Israel
1987–present
The Open University of Israel, Computer Science Department.

I was involved with the development of the following courses:
  • Research seminar: Algorithms for Ad-Hoc Networks;
  • Computer Communication Networks A;
  • Computer Communication Networks B;
  • Data Base Management Systems;
  • Discrete Mathematics;
  • Automata and Formal Languages;
  • Computer Networks for Industrial Engineering Students;
 
I was also in charge of the academic operation of the first five of those courses.

2000-2001
The Academic Collage of Management, Computer Science Department.

Lecturing the following courses:
  • Introduction to Computer Communication;
  • Computer Networks and Protocols;
  • Advanced topics in Computer Networks

1998-2000
Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Engineering.

Lecturing the following courses:
  • Introduction to Computer Communication  (graduate);
  • Introduction to Computer Networks (undergraduate).

1998-1999
Tel-Aviv University, RAMOT – Institute of applied Research. 
 
Lecturing the advanced level annual course:
  • Introduction to Computer Communication (graduate).

1981-1986
The Technion, Haifa, Computer Science Department.
                                    
Teaching assistant, instructor and lecturing in the Computer Science Department.
I taught the following courses (undergraduate):
  • Computer Communication Networks;
  • Computer Networks;
  • Data Base Management Systems;
  • Discrete Mathematics;
  • Introduction to Programming.
 

  • R. Gonen and  A. Lerner,  "Characterizing incentive compatible, Pareto optimal and sufficiently anonymous constrained combinatorial mechanisms–Two players case". Computability 2017, 6(2), 183-208.

  • A. Lerner and R. Gonen, "Efficient Constrained Combinatorial Auctions", International Game Theory Review Vol 18, No 3 (2016), 1650007. 

  • A. Lerner and R. Gonen, "Autocratic Mechanisms: A Form of Dictatorship in Constrained Combinatorial Auctions", International Game Theory Review Vol. 17, No. 04 (2015) 1550010 (25 pages). 

  • A. Lerner and R. Gonen, "Characterizing the Incentive Compatible and Pareto Optimal Efficiency Space for Two Players, k Items, Public Budget and Quasilinear Utilities", Games 2014(5), pages 97-115. 

  •  R. Gonen and A. Lerner, "Two-Outcome dictatorial mechanisms in constrained combinatorial auctions", Economics Bulletin, 34(2), 2014 pages 810-818. 

  • T. Hassner, L. Wolf, A. Lerner, and Y. Leitner, "Viewing the Viewers: How Adults with Attentional Deficits Watch Educational Videos", Journal of Attention Disorders 2014, Vol. 18(7) 585–593.

  • R. Gonen and A. Lerner, "The Incompatibility of Pareto Optimality and Dominant-Strategy Incentive Compatibility in Sufficiently-Anonymous Budget-Constrained Quasilinear Settings", Games 2013(4), pages 690-710

  • A. Lerner and R. Gonen, "Dictatorial Mechanisms in Constrained Combinatorial Auctions", The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (BEJTE), Volume 13, Issue 1 (2013).

  • S. Avadis, A. Lerner and Z. Nutov, "MMM - Multi-Channel TDMA with MPR Capabilities for MANETs", Wireless Networks: Volume 19, Issue 3 (2013), Page 323-330. 

  • D. Alboth, A. Lerner and J. Shalev, “Profit Maximizing in Auctions of Public Goods”, Journal of Public Economic Theory (JPET), 3 (4), 2001, pp. 501-525.

  • A. Lerner, “A Pie Allocation Among Sharing Groups”, Games and Economic Behavior  (GEB) 22, 316-330, 1998.

  • I. Chlamtac and A. Lerner, “Fair Algorithm for Maximal Link Activation in Multihop Radio Network”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. COM-35 no. 7, July 1987, pp.739-746.

  • Vered Silber-Varod and Anat Lerner, "Analysis of silences in unbalanced dialogues: The effect of genre and role", Proceedings of DiSS, August 2017, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Sweden (accepted)

  •  Vered Silber-Varod Anat Lerner and Oliver Jokisch, “Automatic Speaker’s Role Classification With a​ Bottom-up Acoustic Feature Selection”, Grounding Language Understanding (GLU), August  2017, KTH Royal institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (accepted).​

  • Anat Lerner, Vered Silber-Varod, Fernando Batista, and Helena Moniz, "In search of the role's footprints using acoustic analysis in client-therapist dialogues", Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016: pp. 400-405.

  • Y. Oshrat, A. Bloch, A. Lerner, A. Cohen , M. Avigal, and G. Zeilig,  "Speech as a Biosignal for Physical Pain Detection", Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016: pp 420-424.‏

  • E. Zohar and A. Lerner, "FairE9 – Fair file distribution over Mesh only P2P", IEEE GLOBECOM, Honolulu December, 2009 pages 1-8.

  • A. Lerner and V. Miliavsky, "Compass enhanced ORRP for wireless sensor networks", Proceedings of the 4th ACM International Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired NetworksTenerife, Spain October 2009.

  • T. Benaya, A. Lerner & J. Tal , "Small Group computer-Supported Collaborative Learning",  Eden Annual conference, Innovation in Learning communities, Gdansk, June 2009.

  • G. Sagy and A. Lerner, "Chord Rooted Forest for Grid Search", International Conference on Grid Computing and Applications (GCA'07), June 25-28, 2007, Las Vegas.

  • T. Benaya, A. Lerner & E. Zur, "M.Sc. Program - Towards Open Admission", The 18th AAOU Annual Conference, Shanghai, November 2004.

  • I. Chlamtac and A. Lerner, “Link Allocation in Mobile Radio Network with Noisy Channels”, IEEE  INFOCOM, April 1986.

  •  I. Chlamtac and A. Lerner, “A Link Allocation Protocol for Mobile Multihop Radio Networks”, IEEE  GLOBECOM, December 1985.

  • F. Elbaz-Luwisch and A. Lerner, "Changing perspectives in academia:  Two narratives of transformative learning", ESREA 2011 Conference, Geneva: Human Agency and Biographical Transforms.

  • T. Benaya, A. Lerner and E. Zur, "Graduate Studies - a second chance", Asian Journal of Distance Education, V5.1, 2007 

  • D. Alboth, A. Lerner and J. Shalev,"Profit Maximizing in Auctions of Public Goods", CORE Discussion Paper No. 9817, February 1998.

  • D. Alboth, A. Lerner and J. Shalev, "Auctioning Public Goo​ds To Groups of Agents", CORE Discussion Paper No. 9777, October 1997.

Research Fields
 
  • speech prosody analyzing
  • Combinatorial auctions 
  • Computer Networks, especially Ad-Hoc networks, mobile and cellular networks
 

 

Teaching Responsibility for Open University Courses

  •  Research seminar: Algorithms for Ad-Hoc Networks
  •  Computer Networks I
  •  Computer Networks II
  •  Database Systems
  •  Discrete Mathematics
  •  Automata Theory and Formal Languages
  •  Computer Networks for Industrial Engineering Students