Students

Matan  Bendak

Matan Bendak

מתן בנדק
Statistics and Data Science
M.A. Student

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Research Interests:

Conformal Inference for Binary Classification Trees, Recommendation systems for maximizing information over sparse data.

Advisor:

Yuval Benjamini

 

 

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Boaz Cherki

Boaz Cherki

בועז שרקי
Psychology
Ph.D. Candidate
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Research Interests:

I investigate the biological underpinnings of human social behavior. Specifically, I'm interested in the role of neurohypophysial hormones, sex hormones, and cortisol in regulating human cooperative, aggressive, and competitive behaviors. 

Advisor:

Salomon Israel

 

 

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Ohad Dan

Ohad Dan

אהד דן
Cognitive and Brain Sciences

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Research Interests:

Decision-making under uncertainty, algorithmic modeling of human reinforcement-learning, and exploration that is driven by extrinsic (e.g. monetary) and intrinsic (e.g. curiosity) motivations.

Advisor:

Yonatan Loewenstein

 

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Amitai Edri

Amitai Edri

אמיתי עדרי
Philosophy
M.A. Student
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Research Interests:

Philosophy of law, Social epistemology, Ethics of nudging, Vagueness 

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Guy Ishai

Guy Ishai

גיא ישי
Economics
Ph.D. Candidate

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Research Interests:

Behavioral economics. I study people's beliefs under risk and uncertainty using empirical methods. I'm interested in how people perceive and communicate uncertainty, and how they act on their perceptions.

Advisor:

Ori Heffetz

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Shahar Lahad

Shahar Lahad

שחר להד
Economics
Ph.D. Candidate

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Research Interests:

I am interested in how fostering “team spirit” within a company affects its economic outcomes and how it interacts with a worker’s other social identities.

Advisor:

Moses Shayo

 

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Aysheh Maslemani

Aysheh Maslemani

עאישה מוסלמאני
Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Ph.D. Candidate

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Research Interests:

My research interests are broadly in the interaction between culture and mind, including comparing cognitive mechanisms in people from different social and religious backgrounds. My Ph.D. dissertation examines the relationship between values and the ability to distinguish between facts and opinions, by inquiring, Are people’s values predictive of which ideas they see as facts, and which as opinion? and what is the distraction mechanism that can explain this relationship?

Advisors:

Ariel Knafo-Noam and Ruth Mayo

 

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Yoni  Sher

Yoni Sher

יוני שר
Computer Science
Ph.D. Candidate

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Research Interests: 

My reasearch interests are in hybrid AI, which combines "classic" paradigms such as search and planning with deep neural networks.

Advisor:

Jeff Rosenschein

 

 

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