People
Dr. Anat Ben-David

Dr. Anat Ben-David

Dr. Anat Ben-David is a senior lecturer in the department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication. Focusing on New Media, her primary research interests are history and geopolitics of the Web, Digital STS, social and political studies of social media, and digital and computational methods for Web research.
 

Dr. Anat Ben-David

Prof. Yoram-Kalman

Prof. Yoram Kalman

Prof. Yoram kalman is a lab member from the Department of Management and Economics at the Open University. His research interests are at the intersection of computer-mediated communication (CMC), human-computer interaction (HCI) and information systems (IS). He is interested in the influence of digital technologies on individuals, organizations and society. His academic homepage is at www.kalmans.com

Prof. Yoram-Kalman

Dr. Anat Lerner

Dr. Anat Lerner

Dr. Anat Lerner is a senior faculty member at the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, The Open University of Israel.

Dr. Anat Lerner

Dr. Vered Silber-Varod

Dr. Vered Silber-Varod

Director of the Open Media and Information Lab (OMILab), The Open University of Israel. Former Research Fellow at The Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies​, The Open University of Israel. Research interests and publications focus on various aspects of linguistics, with expertise in speech prosody, acoustic phonetics, and speech and text analytics.

Dr. Vered Silber-Varod

Prof. Oren Soffer

Prof. Oren Soffer

Oren Soffer (PhD, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at the Open University of Israel. His research interests include the study of new media, while using historical analysis to better understand and theorize new textual and social phenomena.
 

Prof. Oren Soffer

Dr. Reut Tsarfaty

Dr. Reut Tsarfaty

Dr. Reut Tsarfaty is a senior lecturer at the Computer Science Department and the head of the Natural Language Processing Lab at the Open University of Israel. Dr. Tsarfaty holds a BSc .from the Technion and MSc./PhD. from the Institute for Logic Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam. She held postdoctoral research fellowships at Uppsala University in Sweden and at the Weizmann Institute. Her research focuses on statistical parsing, broadly interpreted to cover morphological, syntactic and semantic parsing ,and their applications, including (but not limited to) natural language programming, automated essay scoring, and the analysis and generation of opinionated text in social media. The research in Dr. Tsarfaty's lab is kindly supported by an ERC Starting Grant #677352 and an ISF individual grant #1739/26.

Dr. Reut Tsarfaty

Dr. Carmel Kent

Dr. Carmel Kent - External consultant

Dr. Carmel Kent is currently postdoctoral research associate at The University of Exeter, UK. Her areas of interest include Computational social science, Learning analytics, Online learning communities, interactivity in online communities, and collaborative learning technologies.

Dr. Carmel Kent

Dr. Sinai Rusinek

Dr. Sinai Rusinek - Research fellow

Dr. Sinai Rusinek teaches Digital Humanities courses at Bar-Ilan University and at the University of Haifa, and is coordinator of the project DESIR/DARIAH for Haifa University Library. 
In 2016 and 2017 she won the Pelagios resource development grant for the project “Kima: Towards a Hebrew Historical Gazetteer”. In 2018 she won a grant from the Rotschild Europe foundation for her project DIJEST: Digitizing Jewish Studies.
In recent years Sinai has been active in promoting Digital Humanities in Israel as well as internationally: she served on the management committee member of COST Action IS1310 Reassembling the Republic of Letters, on the interim executive council of CENTERNET, the international network of digital humanities centers, and on the program committee of DH2018.

Dr. Zef Segal

Dr. Zef Segal - Research fellow

Dr. Zef Segal is an adjunct lecturer at the Department of History and the Department of Mathematics at the Open University of Israel. His research interests and publications focus on the history of cartography, the history of communication, and their effects, as well as dependence, on public spatial and political perceptions, especially in the long 19th century.

Dr. Zef Segal

Eyal Rabin

Eyal Rabin - Doctoral student

Mr. Eyal Rabin, is a Ph.D. student at the Open University of the Netherlands and a social psychologist (M.A. The Hebrew University). Eyal is working as the statistical counselor of the Education and Psychology department at the Open University of Israel.  Eyal specializes in the psychology of the Internet users and in learning analytics. In his Ph.D. project, using techniques of learning analytics and process mining, Eyal is researching the links between course participants' characteristics and predispositions, their online learning processes, and the outcomes of their study in online learning, and mainly in massive open online courses (MOOCs). His homepage www.eyalrabin.com

Eyal Rabin

Orli Weiser

Orli Weiser - Doctoral student

 
Orli Weiser is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University and a M.A. with summa cum laude in Learning Technologies and Networks from The Open University of Israel. Orli Her primary research interests are Technological innovations in learning and teaching and human-computer interaction. Currently, she is a Database Administrator in the IT department of The Open University of Israel.
 

Orli Weiser

Dan Bareket

Dan Bareket - Research assistant

Data scientist and developer with a strong inclination towards the humanities.

Nurit Greidingher

Nurit Greidingher - Research assistant

MA student at the Sociology Department, Ben Gurion University. Wide experience in the IT world, in recent years leading software development projects in a challenging business environment. Research assistant at the Historic and Contemporary Journalism Archives project. 

Nurit Greidingher

Tzipy Lazar-Shoef

Tzipy Lazar-Shoef- Research assistant

Sociologist (MA, department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev).  Science, Technology and society PHD. Student at Bar-Ilan University. Researcher at the Guttman Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research in the Israeli Democracy Institute. Research interests include Sociology of Knowledge, web archives, web discourse analysis and computational methodologies.

Tzipy Lazar-Shoef

Sarit Malayev

Sarit Malayev - Research assistant

Honorary Medical Engineering student at "Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering", 4rd year. Participating in Afeka Excellence program. Research assistant at the Audio-Video project.

Sarit Malayev

Aviel Niego

Aviel Niego - Former Research assistant

Full-stack Software Engineer. Developer of the "Tichtov Achi" mobile App Research assistant at the Audio -Video project.

Aviel Niego