The Open University of Israel
Ofer Levi

  Ofer Levi

  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  Program of Industrial Engineering and Management

Updated: December 2015


4 Pa'amonit, Lehavim 85338, Israel


Mobile: 058-4341056
Office:  09-7781883

Fax: 077-4702021


Born: Jerusalem, Israel, July 17, 1970
Status: Married+2



1993 – 1996 B.Sc. - BGU, Israel - IE&M - Suma Cum Laude, GPA 95
1994 – 1998 B.Sc. - BGU, Israel – Mathematics and CS - Magna Cum Laude, GPA 90
1996 – 1998 M.Sc. - 1996 – 1998 - BGU, Israel - IE&M - Suma Cum Laude, GPA 98
Name of advisor: Israel David
Title of thesis: Mathematical models for yield management
1998 – 2005 Combined M.Sc/Ph.D. 1998-2004 Stanford University, California - Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics (SCCM),
Name of advisor: David L. Donoho (Dept. of Statistics)
Title of thesis: Multi-scale geometric analysis of 3D data sets

Areas of Interest


Academic Positions

2005 - current Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, The Open University of Israel
2005 - 2013 Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
2011 - 2012 Instructor and visiting scholar, Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University, California, USA
2013 - 2015 Senior Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Other Relevant Positions

2013 Instructor, Unit of Energy Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
2015 Instructor, Department of Operations Management, Sapir Academic Coledge.
2007 - 2014 Instructor, The Israeli Air Force Aviation School
2011 - Consultant, Cardinal Optimization, Inc, San Jose, California, USA

Reference Articles

  1. I. David and O. Levi, 2001, “Asset selling problems with holding costs,” The International Journal of Production Economics Vol. 71, pp. 317-21.
  2. I. David and O. Levi, 2003, “A new algorithm for the multi-item exponentially-discounted optimal selection problem, ”The European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 153(3), pp. 782-89.
  3. J. Miao , F. Forester and O. Levi , 2005, Equally-sloped  tomography with oversampling reconstruction,” Physical Reviews, B72, 052103, 2005.
  4. J.L. Stark , V.J. Martinez , D.L. Donoho , O. Levi C , P. Querre, and E. Saar C , 2005, “Analysis of the spatial distribution of galaxies by multi-scale methods,” The EURASIP Journal on Advances Signal Processing, Vol. 15, pp. 2455-2469.
  5. O. Safren , V. Alchanatis , V. Ostrovsky and O. Levi C , 2007, “Detection of green apples in hyperspectral images of  apple-tree foliage using machine vision,” Transactions of the American society for Agricultural and biological Engineers Vol. 50(6), pp. 2303-13.
  6. H. Golan , O. Israel , A. Frenkel , Y. ParmetC, A. FeintuchC, J.A. KennedyC, O. LeviC and Y. GidronC, 2009, “Brain map ng of  patients with lung cancer and controls: Inquiry into tumor-to-brain communication,”  Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 50(7), 1072-75, 2009. (3 citations by ISI; IF 5.77; 6/119; Q1).
  7. E. Castro , B. EfrosS and O. Levi C , 2010, “Networks of polynomial eces with applications to the analysis of point clouds and images,” Journal of Approximation Theory, Vol. 162(1) pp. 94-130.
  8. O. Levi , S. Cohen , Z. MhabariS, 2011, “Effective Hyper-spectral image segmentation using multi-scale geometric analysis,” The International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management applications  (IJCISIM), Volume 3,  pp. 836-845.
  9. S. Evladov , O. Levi , A. Stern , 2012, "Progressive Compressive Imaging from Radon projections," Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 4260-4271.
  10. Y. Kashter , O. Levi , A. Stern , 2012, “Optical compressive change and motion detection,” Applied Optics, Vol 51, Issue 13, (11 citations by ISI; IF 1.41; 12/71; Q1).
  11. S. CohenS, C. Yafit , V. Alchanati , O. Levi , 2013, “Combining spatial and hyperspectral information for delineation of homogenous management zones,” special issue on Sensing technologies for Sustainable Agriculture, Biosystems Engineering, Vol 114, Issue 4, 435-443.
  12. P. Berman , O. Levi , Y. Parmet , M. Saunders , Z. Weisman , 2013  “Laplace Inversion of Low-Resolution NMR Relaxometry Data Using Sparse Representation Methods,”, Concepts in Magnetic Resonance, Part A, 42(3), 72-88.
  13. P. Berman , A. Leshem, O. Etziony, O. Levi, Y. Parmet, M. Saunders , Z. Weisman , , 2013 “Novel 1H Low Resolution (LR)-NMR Applications for the Field of Biodiesel”, Biotechnology of Bio-Fuels,  2013, 6:55.
  14. P. Berman, N. Meiri, L. Colnago, T. Moraes, C. Linder, O. Levi, Y. Parmet, M. Saunders, Z. Wiesman, 2014, “Study of liquid phase molecular packing interactions and morphology of fatty acid methyl esters (biodiesel) by 1H low field nuclear magnetic resonance relaxometry”, accepted to bio-technology for biofules, 2015
  15. S. Tejman-Yarden, O. Levi, A. Beizerov, Y. Parmet, T. Nguyen, M. Saunders, Z. Rudich, J. Perry, D. Baker, T. Moeller-Bertram, “Heart rate analysis by sparse representation for acute pain detection” Accepted to Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 2015.



Chapters in Books

D. Donoho and O. Levi , 2003, “Fast X-Ray and Beamlet Transforms for three-dimensional data,” Modern Signal Processing, MSRI publications pp. 79-116.


Other Publications

Published scientific reports and technical papers

  1. D. Donoho, M. Duncan, X. Hou and O. Levi, About Wavelab, technical report   of the department of Statistics at Stanford University 1999.
  2. S. Choi, D. Donoho, A. Flesia, X. Hou, O. Levi and D. Shi, About BeamLab - a      Toolbox for New Multiscale Methodologies, technical report of the department of Statistics at Stanford University 2002.

Selected Papers at Scientific Conferences

  1. D. L. Donoho , O. Levi , J.-L. Starck and V.J. MartinezC, 2002, “Multiscale Geometric Analysis for 3-D Catalogues,” S E,  Astronomical Data Analysis II (Proceedings Volume), pp.101-11.
  2. O. Levi , B.A. Efros , 2005, “A New Fast Algorithm for Exact Calculation of the Discrete 2-D and 3-D X-Ray Transform,” ICCMSE 2005, Lecture Series on Computer and Computational Sciences, Vol.4, pp. 319-322
  3. V. Alchanatis , O Safren , O Levi , V OstrovskyC, JV StaffordC, 2007, “Apple yield map ng using hyperspectral machine vision”, Precision agriculture 07, the 6th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Skiathos, Greece June 2007,  pp. 143-150.
  4. A. Stern and O. Levi , 2010, "Optically Compressed Sensing by undersampling the polar Fourier plane", J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 206 (1) 012019.
  5. O. Levi , S. Cohen , Z. MhabariS, 2010, “Effective Hyper-spectral image segmentation using multi-scale geometric analysis,”
    Proceedings of IADIS International Conference Information Systems, pp. 396-400.
  6. Y. Cohen , V., Alchanati , R. Rud C, C., RozenC, O., LeviC, S., Cohen , Z., Mhabari , 2011, Hyper-spectral and thermal images for evaluating nitrogen and water status in potato fields, proceeding of the 8th European Conference on Precision Agriculture (ECPA) March 2011.
  7. V. Alchanatis , A. CohenS, Y. Cohen , O. Levi , A. Naor , 2011, Multimodal remote sensing for enhancing detection of spatial variability in agricultural field, Spatial2 Conference:  Spatial Data Methods for Environmental and Ecological  Processes Proceedings
  8. P. Kurtser , O. LeviC, V. Gontar , 2012, Detection and Classification of ECG Chaotic Components Using ANN Trained by Specially Simulated Data, International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Network.
  9.   A. Stern , Y. Kashter , and O. Levi , 2013, "Compressive moving objects localization techniques based on optical Radon projections ", to be presented at Compressive Sensing II, part of S E-Defense Security and Sensing.
  10. Z. Mhabari, O. Levi, A. Stern, 2016, An exact and efficient 3D reconstruction method from captured light-fields using the fractional Fourier transform,  SPIE Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging, Baltimore, Maryland, USA  2016