Prof. Elishai Ezra Tsur

Prof. Elishai Ezra Tsur is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at The Open University of Israel, where he heads the Neuro & Biomorphic Engineering Lab ( Elishai is also the head of the university's new graduate program in machine learning and big data. His research focuses on the realm of brain-inspired machines. He utilizes artificial brains to develop new frameworks for robotics and vision processing. Elishai has a BSc in Life sciences, a BA in Philosophy and History, an MSc in Computer Science, an MA in Neuropsychology, MSc and PhD degrees in Bioengineering, and a Postdoc in Computational Neuroscience. 


Selected publications:

Style Transfer of Modern Hebrew Literature Using Text Simplification and Generative Language Modeling. Pavel Kaganovich, Ophir Münz-Manor, Elishai Ezra-Tsur. Proceedings of the Computational Humanities Research Conference (CHR), 2023, 391-412

Perceptual Colorization of the Peripheral Retinotopic Visual Field using Adversarially-Optimized Neural Networks. Hadar Cohen-Duwek, Yahia Showgan, Elishai Ezra Tsur. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci), 2023, 45

Computational Modeling of Color Perception with Biologically Plausible Spiking Neural Networks. Hadar Cohen Duwek, Hamutal Slovin, Elishai Ezra Tsur. PLoS Computational Biology, 2022, 18(10): e1010648

Adaptive Control of a Wheelchair-Mounted Robotic Arm with Neuromorphically Integrated Velocity Readings and Online Learning. Michael Ehrlich, Yuval Zaidel, Patrice L. Weiss, Arie Melamed Yekel, Naomi Gefen, Lazar Supic, Elishai Ezra Tsur. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2022, 10.3389/fnins.2022.1007736