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Dr. Anat Lerner, Senior Lecturer

Dr. Anat Lerner
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The Open University The Dorothy De Rothschild Campus 1 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 analyses
  • Combinatorial auctions
  • Computer Networks

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 

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




Thesis: Link Allocation to Mobile Radio Networks

Supervisor: Prof. Imrich Chlamtac




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


Head, Mathematics and Computer Science Department,The Open University of Israel
Head, Mathematics and Computer Science Department,The Open University of Israel
Chair, Academic sub-committee of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Head, Graduate program in Computer Science, Mathematics and Computer Science Department,The Open University of Israel
Head, Mathematics and Computer Science Department, The Open University of Israel
The Open University of Israel, Mathematics and Computer Science Department,Student's Ombudsman
The Mathematics and Computer Science Department, The Open University of Israel
The Open University of Israel, Computer Science Department.
I was involved with the development of the following courses:
  • Data Science workshop;
  • 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 six courses.

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

Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Engineering.
Lecturing the following courses:
  • Introduction to Computer Communication  (graduate);
  • Introduction to Computer Networks (undergraduate).
Tel-Aviv University, RAMOT – Institute of applied Research. 
Lecturing the advanced level annual course:
  • Introduction to Computer Communication (graduate).
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.

  • Andreas Weise, Vered Silber-Varod, Anat Lerner, Julia Hirschberg, and Rivka Levitan (2020). "Entrainment in spoken Hebrew dialogues". In: J. Pardo, E. Pellegrino, V. Dellwo, and B. Möbius (Eds.), Special Issue on Vocal Accommodation in Speech Communication, Journal of Phonetics 83 (2020) 101005.

  •  Vered Silber-Varod, Sarit Malayev and Anat Lerner, "Positioning Oneself in Different Roles: Structural and Lexical Measures of Power Relations between Speakers in Map Task Corpus", 
    Speech Communication (2020), Vol 117 pages 1-12.

  •  R. Gonen and  A. Lerner,  "Characterizing incentive compatible, Pareto optimal and sufficiently anonymous constrained combinatorial mechanisms–Two players case".
    Computability (
    2017), Vol 6(2), 183-208.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.3233/COM-160064

  • 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). 
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219198915500103

  • 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. 
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/g5020097

  •  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.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054712443703

  • 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
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/g4040690

  • A. Lerner and R. Gonen, "Dictatorial Mechanisms in Constrained Combinatorial Auctions",
    The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (BEJTE), Volume 13, Issue 1 (2013).
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bejte-2013-0006

  • 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.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1097-3923.00081


  • 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.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/tcom.1987.1096847

  • Dima Shulga, Vered Silber-Varod, Diamanta Benson Karai, Ofer Levi, Elad Vashdi and Anat Lerner [2020], "Toward Explainable Automatic Classification of Children’s Speech Disorders", Speech and Computer (SPECOM 2020) Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 12335) (pp. 509-519).

  • Vered Silber-Varod, Daphna Amit, Anat Lerner, "Tracing changes over the course of the conversation: A case study on filled pauses rates",
    Proc. 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020, 754-758.
    DOI:  https://doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-154

  • Vered Silber-Varod, Anat Lerner, Nehoray Carmi, Daphna Amit, Yonathan Guttel, Chris Orlob, & Omri Allouche,
    "Computational modelling of speech data integration to assess interactions in B2B sales calls",
    EEE 5th International Conference on Big Data Intelligence and Computing, November 2019 (IEEE DataCom 2019) , pp. 125-127.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/DataCom.2019.00031


  • Rica Gonen and Anat Lerner, "Towards Characterizing the Deterministic Combinatorial Constrained Efficient Space".
    International Conference on Algorithmic DecisionTheory (pp. 32-48). Springer, Cham., Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, October 25-27, 2019.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31489-7_3


  •  Nehory Carmi, Azaria Cohen, Mireille Avigal and Anat Lerner, "A Storyteller's tale: Literature audiobooks Genre classification using CNN and RNN architectures".
    Proc. Interspeech 2019, 3387-3390. Graz, Austria, September 2019
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1154


  •  Anat Lerner, Oren Miara, Sarit Malayev & Vered Silber-Varod,  "The influence of the interlocutor's gender on the speaker's role identification", 
    Speech and Computer (SPECOM 2018), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 321-330), vol 11096. Springer, Cham. 
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99579-3_34


  •  Silber-Varod, V., Lerner, A., & Jokisch, O., "Prosodic Plot of Dialogues: A Conceptual Framework to Trace Speakers' Role". 
    Speech and Computer (SPECOM 2018), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 641-650), vol 11096. Springer, Cham.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99579-3_65

  • Vered Silber-Varod and Anat Lerner, "Analysis of silences in unbalanced dialogues: The effect of genre and role".
    Proceedings of DiSS, the 8th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech, 18–19 August 2017,
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Sweden
    , TMH-QPSR Volume 58
    (1), ISSN M1104-5787, ISRN KTH/CSC/TMH-17/01-SE, pp. 53–56.



  • 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.‏

  • 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 Networks
    Tenerife, 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.

  •   Nehory Carmi, Vered Silber-Varod and Anat Lerner, "Enriching audio databases with temporal information locked hidden in the acoustic signal",
    Extended abstract proceeding, Knowledge Management, June 2019

  • Rica Gonen and Anat Lerner, "Towards Characterizing the Deterministic Combinatorial Constrained Efficient Space",
    The Fair Allocation in Multiagent Systems (FAMAS) workshop, May 14, 2019 at AAMAS.

  • 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 analysis
  • Conversational intelilgence
  • 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

  1. The Open University of Israel corpus of SpeeCH in pain (OUCH-corpus) 
  2. ​ The Map Task Corpus of the Open University of Israel (MaTaCOp)