Prof. Anat Ben-David

Prof. Anat Ben-David

Prof. 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. f. 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.
 

Prof. Anat Ben-David

Elishai Ezra-Tsur

Dr. Elishai Ezra-Tsur

Dr. Elishai Ezra-Tsur is an Assistant Professor at Open University of Israel. Director in NBEL research and NBEL Innovation Workshops (NBEL-lab.com​). In his research, Elishai study the realm of brain-inspired machines. He utilizes artificial brains to develop new frameworks for robotics and vision processing. Elishai is also the founding director of NBEL Innovation Workshops at Biohouse, Hadassah Medical Center - a design and engineering company which integrates computer-aided design, electrical and software engineering to develop novel medical solutions. Elishai is an academic consultant at the Weizmann Institute of Science for Computational Neuroscience and a university lecturer for artificial intelligence, mathematical modelling, software engineering and computational biology. He is a graduate of Singularity University (2012, NASA Ames Research Center, California), INK fellow (2013, India), INK Trailblazer (2014, USA), Aeroli.to speaker (2016, Brazil), and Dean fellow for Neuroscience (2018, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel). Elishai Holds degrees in Life sciences (B.Sc), Philosophy and History (B.A), Computer Science (M.Sc), Bioengineering (M.Sc, PhD) and Computational Neuroscience (Post Doc). 

Elishai Ezra-Tsur

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

In Memoriam of Prof. Oren Soffer

Prof. Oren Soffer

Prof. Oren Sofer (1971-2020). Oren was one of the founders of OMILab, a member of OMILab's management team, and a leading researcher at OMILab. Oren's areas of research were media theory, media history, and digital communication. In recent years, he analyzed 19th century Jewish press using digital tools. His research bridged separate historical eras, diverse methodological approaches and a variety of disciplines. Oren was a a true visionary, and OMILab realizes one of his visions, that of exposing students in the social sciences to the most up-to-date digital research tools. Oren will be missed by us, OMILab's team, as a researcher, a manager, and especially as a colleague. We will continue Oren's work in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and in strengthening the connection between research and teaching at the Open University.

In Memoriam of Prof. Oren Soffer

Dr. Reut Tsarfaty

Dr. Reut Tsarfaty

Dr. Reut Tsarfaty is Associate Professor at the Computer science department at Bar-Ilan University and a Research Scientist at AI2. During  2014-2019 she was a senior lecturer at the Computer Science Department and the head of the ONLP Lab at the Open University of Israel. Dr. Tsarfaty holds a B.Sc .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. 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. Sinai Rusinek

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

Galit Gordoni

Dr. Galit Gordoni – Visiting Scholar

Dr. Galit Gordoni (PhD, Haifa University) is a visiting researcher at the Open Media and Information Lab (OMILab) in the Open University of Israel. Her current research interests focus on psychological and sociological antecedents of human behavior and inter-personal communication. She is the principal investigator of an ongoing research project on information privacy behavior in social network sites. The privacy project was chosen to be included in the data sets produced by GESIS (Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany) for the usage of the international social science research community.  The privacy questionnaire, developed by the research team, will be implemented in four data collection waves of the GESIS probability-based internet panel for the social sciences (2021-2022).

Galit Gordoni

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 doctoral candidate at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University and an M.A. with summa cum laude in Learning Technologies and Networks from The Open University of Israel. Orli is one of the President of Israel's Scholarship winners for scientific excellence and innovation (2020). Her doctoral research "Data Analytics Competencies: Identification, Measurement and Evaluation" won the Ministry of science & technology's Scholarship's for collaboration between academy and industry (2020).
Her primary research interests are Technological innovations in learning and teaching and Data Analytics Competencies. Orli works as a freelance database administrator and teaches "NoSQL" courses at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev and at the College of Law & Business. Orli is the coordinator of the "Employment Beyond Academia" seminars in the “Ma’avarim” project. The "Ma’avarim" project accompanies research-oriented students by creating support networks and transferring knowledge. She also volunteers as group moderator in the "Co.Do - Work alone together" community, which accompanies researchers by helping them to deal with postponement.
 

Orli Weiser

Dina Bavli

Dina Bavli - Data Scientist

Dina is passionate about data, sharing knowledge, and contributing to society and open source. Dina is an NLP & Social network analysis (SNA) researcher at the University of Haifa, her research deals with classifying and characterizing persuasion. She is a former teaching assistant of the courses "Predictive Modeling", "Machine Learning", and "SNA Visualization".

Dina Bavli

Dan Bareket

Dan Bareket - Former research assistant

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

Dan Bareket

Nurit Greidingher

Nurit Greidingher - Fomer 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

Nehoray Carmi

Nehoray Carmi - Former research assistant

Data scientist, M.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. Lecturer in various institutions.
Enjoy exploring the connection between machine learning models and human psychology.
Nehoray Carmi

Sveta Gimplson

Sveta Gimpelson - Research assistant

Sveta Gimplson

Yanir Mamor

Yanir Mamor - Former research assistant

Software developer. Research assistant at the historical newspaper archive project.

Yanir Mamor

Tzipy Lazar-Shoef

Tzipy Lazar-Shoef- Former 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

Daphna Amit

Daphna Amit - Former research assistant

Daphna Amit

Sarit Malayev

Sarit Malayev - Former 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