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Nathan Nati Linial

Nathan Nati Linial

נתי ליניאל
Computer Science
Mathematics

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Research Interests

Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Geometric and Topological Aspects, Computational Complexity, Discrete Optimization, Bioinformatics. 

Courses Taught

Math tools for computer science, Pearls of Discrete Mathematics, The probabilistic method, Geometry and Graphs. 

Grants:

  • ERC
  • ISF
  • BSF
  • BSF-NSF

Published in

  • Annals of Math
  • FOCS
  • STOC
  • Combinatorica
  • Israel J Math

Prizes and Awards

  • Rothschild (2016)

  •  FOCS test of time (2019)

  • Dijkstra (2013)
  • Conant (2008)
  • Fellow of the AMS Inaugural Class

 

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Yonatan Loewenstein

Yonatan Loewenstein

יונתן לוינשטיין
Neuroscience

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Research Interests:

Computational neuroscience, computational cognition and decision-making. 

 

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Jeffrey  Mensch

Jeffrey Mensch

ג'פרי מנש
Economics

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Research Interests:

Microeconomic Theory, Information Economics, Game Theory.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Microeconomics,
  • מחירים ב
  • Game Theory

Grants

ISF #798/18, ILS 112,435, ISF #2372/21, ILS 169,500

Published in

Journal of Economic Theory

 

 

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Uzi Motro

Uzi Motro

עוזי מוטרו
Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

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Research Interests:

Applying and developing probability-based tools and techniques for describing and understanding phenomena and processes which are shaped by natural selection, in particular the evolution of social behavior.

Applying and developing population genetics tools and techniques, and their application to forensic sciences.  

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Noam Nisan

Noam Nisan

נעם ניסן
Computer Science

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Research Interests:

 Algorithmic Game Theory, Economics and Computation, Randomness and Complexity.

Courses Taught

  • Mathematical Logic for Programmers
  • Topics on the border of Economics and Computation
  • From Nand to Tetris. 

Grants

  • ERC
  • ISF
  • BSF
  • Google

Published in:

  • JACM
  • Econometrica
  • GEB
  • Combinatorica
  • JAIR
  •  JET
  •  Siam J. Computation
  •  MOR

Prizes and Awards:

  • Godel
  • Knuth
  • Rotschild 
  • EATCS
  • Bruno
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Carl Posy

Carl Posy

קרל פוזי
Philosophy

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Research Interests:

Logic, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, History of Philosophy (Kant, Leibniz), Philosophy of Language.

Center-Related Research Program: 

I am investigating the norms that underlie certain rationally-governed activities. These include (but are not limited) to rational inquiries (knowledge seeking activities).  I am particularly interested in the activity of mathematical research, and in comparisons among mathematical, philosophical  and empirical enquiries.  Recently I have been developing the notion of what I call a “standpoint” – a family of interrelated epistemological, cognitive, ontological and semantic/logical norms – that underlie a class of rational enquiries. I pay special attention to the conflicts of “rival” standpoints for mathematical and other enquiries. I pursue this program both systematically, and historically (looking at roots of this notion of a standpoint in early modern thought). I have a current grant to apply this program to the foundations of ‘intuitionistic’ mathematics.

Grants

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Younger Humanist Fellowship for Independent Study and Research, 1975-76
  • Philosophy of Science Center Grant, 1977 – 1978
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Younger Humanist Fellowship for Independent Study and Research, 1975-76
  • Philosophy of Science Center Grant, 1977 – 1978
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Stipend for Institute on Kant's Ethics, Summer 1983
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend 1985
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 1991-1992
  • Winston Foundation Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Jerusalem, 1994 —1995
  • Israel Science Foundation Individual Research Grants:   1999-2001,  2002–2005, 2006–2010, 2014–2018,  2021 –2024
  • Israel Science Foundation Grant for Research Seminar 2008:"Kant's Philosophy of Mathematics"
  • Yad HaNadiv:2010-2013, Grant establishing "Study Program in the Center for Logic, Language and Cognition"  (together with Edit Doron, Malka Rapaport-Hovav, and Oron Shagrir

Published in

  • American Philosophical Quarterly
  • History and Philosophy of Logic
  • Inquiry
  • , Journal of Philosophical Logic
  • Journal of Symbolic Logic
  • The Monist
  •  Synthese
  • Topoi

Former Academic Director, National Library of Israel

see also

 https://www.jpost.com/Israel/National-Library-to-be-established-in-Jerusalem

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Yosef  Rinott

Yosef Rinott

יוסף רינות
Statistics

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Research Intersts:

mathematical statistics; probability inequalities, dependence and stochastic orderings; limit theorems and asymptotics in statistics; probabilistic aspects of game theory; statistical disclosure control; decision and sampling theory.

Courses Taught:

  • Information theory and statistics
  • Time series analysis

Published in:

  • Biometrika
  • Bernoulli
  • Statistical Science
  • Mathematics of Operations Research
  • Electronic Journal of Statistics
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Ilana Ritov

Ilana Ritov

אילנה ריטוב
Education

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Research Interests:

Psychology of judgment and decision making, in particular the interplay between features of the social context and individuals’ choice behavior.


Courses Taught:

Topics in Behavioral Decision Making

Behavioral Aspects in Negotiation

Grants:

  • ISF
  • BSF

Published in

  • Psychological Science
  • PNAS
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Plos1
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Assaf Romm

Assaf Romm

אסף רום
Economics

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Research Interests

Market design and matching theory.

Courses Taught:

  • Market Design
  • Topics in Market Design
  • Auctions: Theory and Practice

Grants:

  • BSF
  • ISF

Published in:

  • Journal of Economic Theory
  • Games and Economic Behavior
  • Management Science
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