IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine has named Hebrew University doctoral graduates Dr. Aviv Zohar and Dr. Ariel Procaccia among "Al's 10 to Watch" for their contribution to the field of artificial intelligence. Both graduates of the University's Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering, they are acknowledged by the world's leading computing membership organization for their impressive research contributions and their impact in the literature.
Dr. Nissim Otmazgin of the Department of East Asian Studies in the Faculty of the Humanities has been awarded the Prof. Yoram Ben-Porath President's Prize for Outstanding Young Researcher for 2012. Dr. Otmazgin’s research interests include the emerging field of Japanese pop culture, and its impact on other countries in East Asia. In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Otmazgin strives to raise awareness of Japanese culture in Israel, and strengthen the ties between the two countries.More
Researchers in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Kaganovich have found evidence that a cellular mechanism involved in the creation of pathogenic protein aggregates called ‘inclusion bodies’ — and which are commonly associated with neurodegenerative diseases — may play a different role than previously thought. Their findings point to a new potential strategy for designing therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases that would harness the cellular mechanism in order to actively enclose harmful aggregates and render them ineffective.More
Ten Hebrew University faculty members from a variety of disciplines and fields have been chosen to join the Young Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, which will operate independently with backing and assistance from the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Academy members must be under 45 and display excellence in research and original thinking.More
What makes a close — but harmless — relative of the deadly anthrax produce spores asymmetrically when it is hungry and symmetrically when it is not? Dr. Sigal Ben-Yehuda of the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Biology at the Institute of Medical Research of Israel-Canada (IMRIC) and her colleagues seek an answer as they try to elucidate how cells switch from one type to another with respect to differentiation and multiplication.More