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Dr. Anat Lerner

Dr. Anat Lerner
Contact Info

The Open University The Dorothy De Rothschild Campus 1 University Road P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 43107, Israel
Email:anat@cs.openu.ac.il
Marital Status:Married + 3

Areas of Interest
  • Process Work - Process Oriented Psychology - Diplomate since 2014
  • Speech Prosody analysis
  • Combinatorial Auctions
  • Computer Networks
  • Painting

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:
  • 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 most of these 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.

  • 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.
    DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wocn.2020.101005

  • Vered Silber-Varod, Sarit Malayev and Anat Lerner [2020].
    "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.

  • Rica Gonen and  Anat Lerner [2017].
    "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

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

  • Anat Lerner and Rica Gonen [2014].
    "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

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

  • Tal Hassner, Lior Wolf, Anat Lerner, and Yael Leitner [2014].
    "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

  • Rica Gonen and Anat Lerner [2013].
    "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

  • Anat Lerner and Rica Gonen [2013].
    "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

  • Simon Avadis, Anat Lerner and Zeev Nutov [2013].
    "MMM - Multi-Channel TDMA with MPR Capabilities for MANETs",
    Wireless Networks: Volume 19, Issue 3 (2013), Page 323-330. 
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11276-012-0468-6

  • Dirk Alboth, Anat Lerner and Jonathan Shalev [2001].
    “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

  • Imrich Chlamtac and Anat Lerne [1987]r.
    “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

  • Weise, A., Silber-Varod, V., Lerner, A., Hirschberg, J., and Levitan, R. [2021].
    “Talk to me with left, right, and angles”: Lexical entrainment in spoken Hebrew dialogue",
    Proceedings of The 16th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (
    EACL 2021),
    pp. 292-299. April 19-23, 2021.
    ©2021 Association for Computational Linguistics 

  • 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).
    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-60276-5_49

  • Vered Silber-Varod, Daphna Amit, Anat Lerner [2020].
    "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, and Omri Allouche [2019].
    "Computational modelling of speech data integration to assess interactions in B2B sales calls",
    I
    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 [2019].
    "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 [2019].
    "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 [2018]. 
    "
    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

  • Vered Silber-Varod, Anat Lerner, and Oliver Jokisch [2018]. 
    "
    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 [2017].
    "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 [2016].
    "In search of the role's footprints using acoustic analysis in client-therapist dialogues".
    Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016: pp. 400-405.

  • Yaniv Oshrat, Ayala Bloch, Anat Lerner, Azaria Cohen , Mirelle Avigal, and Gabi Zeilig [2016]. 
    "S
    peech as a Biosignal for Physical Pain Detection".
    Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016: pp 420-424.‏

  • Anat Lerner and Vladimir Miliavsky [2009].
    "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.

  • Tamar Benaya, Anat Lerner and Judy Tal [2009].
    "Small Gro
    up computer-Supported Collaborative Learning".
    Eden Annual conference, Innovation in Learning communities, Gdansk, June 2009.

  • Guy Sagy and Anat Lerner [2007].
    "Chord Rooted For
    est for Grid Search".
    International Conference on Grid Computing and Applications (GCA'07), 
    June 25-28, 2007, Las Vegas.

  • Tamar Benaya, Anat Lerner and Ela Zur [2004].
    "M.Sc. Program - Towards Open Admission"
    .
    The 18th AAOU Annual Conference
    , Shanghai, November 2004.

  • Imrich Chlamtac and Anat Lerner [1986].
    “Link Allocation in Mobile Radio Network with Noisy Channels”.
    IEEE  INFOCOM, April 1986.

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

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

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

  • Freema Elbaz-Luwisch and Anat Lerner [2011].
    "Changing perspectives in academia:  Two narratives of transformative learning",

     ESREA 2011 Conference, Geneva: Human Agency and Biographical Transforms.

  • Tamar Benaya, Anat Lerner and Ela Zur [2007].
    "Graduate Studies - a second chance",
    Asian Journal of Distance Education, V5.1, 2007 

  • Dirk Alboth, Anat Lerner and Jonathan Shalev [1998].
    "Profit Maximizing in Auctions o
    f Public Goods",
    CORE Discussion Paper No. 9817, February 1998.

  • Dirk Alboth, Anat Lerner and Jonathan Shalev [1997].
    "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)