Biography

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University. I am also the head of the Intelligent Information Agents (IIA) group and department Vice Chair (since 2020). I joined Bar-Ilan in Oct. 2007; before this I was a Post-Doc at Harvard University for two years, following several years in the Israeli hi-tech industry. I hold a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and an M.Sc. in Information Systems (both from Tel-Aviv University) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University.

Research Interests

My research is primarily in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and multi-agent systems, dealing with various aspects of competition, cooperation and bounded rationality. I am fascinated by the role that information plays in such settings and how (intelligent) disclosure of such information influences the effectiveness of and user satisfaction from such systems. Much of my work deals with improving the interaction of system with people, focusing in the computational mechanisms that underly intelligent user interaction. Much of my work is based on optimization and game theory while other heavily relies on extensive experimentation with people (using platforms such as Amazon Mechanical Turk, Prolific and Toloka).

Publications

See my list of publications here

Students 

Chen Rozenshtein (PhD)

Yuval Dishi (Masters)

Lidor Elias (Masters)

Reut Asraf (Masters)

Ziv Ben David (Masters)

Eden Shuker (Masters)

Idan Toker (Masters)

Moshe Hanukoglu (Masters)

Noam Simon (Masters)

Tehila Wald (Masters)



See list of alumni.

Teaching

Check out my teaching page for the list of courses I will be teaching during the upcoming academic year (and a photo from the "excellence in teaching ceremony").