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Academic Achievements

Gal A. Kaminka is a professor at the computer science department, and a member of the Gonda brain research center, and the Institute for Nanotechnology, at Bar Ilan University (Israel), where he leads the MAVERICK research group. His research expertise includes multi-agent and multi-robot systems, teamwork and coordination, behavior and plan recognition, molecular robotics, and modeling social behavior.

After receiving his PhD at the University of Southern California, Prof. Kaminka spent time as a post-doctorate fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, before joining Bar Ilan University’s computer science department in 2002. He had spent a year as a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Prof. Kaminka was awarded an IBM faculty award and top places at international robotics competitions. He is the 2013 recipient of the Israeli national Landau Prize in exact sciences. He is the author or co-author of over 150 publications and 7 patents, and is very active in commercializing technologies for real-world impact.



  • Coordinator PI, ISF Smart Swarms Center (co-PIs: Ayali, Bruckstein, Agmon)
  • BSF-NSF Project on decentralized active goal recognition (with Christopher Amato)
  • ROBIL, Israel’s robotics consortium (with IAI, Cogniteam, BGU, Technion)
  • Industrial funding from Elbit, RAFAEL, Samsung, El-tel, others.

Service highlights: Program co-chair ECAI 2016 , Program co-chair AAMAS 2010 , Associate editor for AMAI JAAMAS JAIR Commmunications of the ACM , Board of Intl. Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (2008–2014) , Executive Council Association for Advancement of AI (2008–2011) ,