Hi there!
I am a Phillip Griffiths Assistant Research Professor at Duke University's math department as well as at the Rhodes Interdisciplinary Initiative. I am currently privileged to be working with Prof. Ingrid Daubechies. 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).

Recently, I received the Dan-David Scholarship of 2020 for my contribution to history using computational methods, as well as the 2020 AMS-Simons Travel Grant.

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)

email: barakino@math.duke.edu

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

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