I am a Senior Lecturer (aka Assistant Professor) of Statistics and Data Science and Digital Humanities at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before that, I was a Phillip Griffiths Assistant Research Professor at Duke University's math department as well as at the Rhodes Information Initiative, where I was privileged to be working with Prof. Ingrid Daubechies. Even before that, I have completed my Ph.D. in applied mathematics at Tel-Aviv University (my thesis) under the mentoring of Prof. David Levin. My MSc was co-mentored by Prof. Levin and Prof. Israel Finkelstein from the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations.
My research ranges between analysis of high dimensional data from a geometrical perspective and the application of mathematical and statistical methods in digital humanities (see the PROJECTS tab).
I am looking for excellent students or postdocs interested in the Humanities and with a strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) background to join my lab.
Please contact me through the email below.
Other than that, I am a flute player (see the MUSIC tab), and I am a math-therapist (yes... it is an oxymoron - but it is real - if you are interested, ask me about it! or just visit the MATHERAPY tab)
My academic CV
Some of my research even made it to the public media.
See below some selected interviews conducted with me and my colleagues regarding the Computerized Paleography project:
Widespread Literacy In Biblical-Period Kingdom Of Judah
New Evidence on When Bible Was Written: Ancient Shopping Lists
A High-tech Quest to Unlock the Secrets of Ancient Israelite Letters
Revealed in Israel, a 2,600-Year-Old Request for Wine