Welcome to Meir Kalech's Home Page

A lecturer at the Department of Information System Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Short bio: I finished my Ph.D. in the Computer Science Department at Bar-Ilan University in 2006. My advisor was Gal A. Kaminka. The topic of my Ph.D. thesis was "Diagnosing multi-Agent Systems". In my thesis I implemented ideas from Model-Based Diagnosis in Multi-Agent Systems. You can find out an abstract of my Ph.D. here. In 2007 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the lab of Sarit Kraus and Gal Kaminka working on a joint project with Samsung Telecom Research Israel: developing practical voting procedures to reduce communication. Then in 2008 I had a postdoctoral position at the AI Research group (part of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences), working with Prof. Barbara Grosz.
From 2008 I am a faculty member in the Department of Information System Engineering in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. My research interests lie in artificial intelligence and specifically in anomaly detection and diagnosis. Especially I am expert in model-based diagnosis (MBD) and published dozens papers in leading journals and refereed conferences. I have established the Anomaly Detection and Diagnosis Laboratory at Ben-Gurion University, which promotes research with the government and companies as General Motors and Israel Aircraft Industries.

 My research interests are in Artificial Intelligence:
  1. Model-Based Diagnosis. 
  2. Multi-Agent Systems.
  3. Voting Procedures in Distributed Systems. 
  4. Decision Making under Uncertainty.
 Contact Information:

Department of Information System Engineering

Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Beer-Sheva, 84105


 Phone:  972-8-6472239
 Fax:  972-8-6479346
 Email:  kalech@bgu.ac.il