updated: 06/2018

 Welcome to Meir Kalech's Home Page

A lecturer at the Department of Software and Information System Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 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 Software and 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 an 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 IBM, General Motors and Mekorot.
 Among the research of Kalech exist, anomaly detection of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Automated debugging, survival analysis and troubleshooting. Kalech has served as a senior program committee in leading AI conferences such as AAAI, IJCAI, AAMAS and the International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis.

 My research interests are in Artificial Intelligence:
  1. Fault-Detection and Diagnosis. 
  2. Voting Procedures in Distributed Systems. 
  3. Decision Making under Uncertainty.
 Contact Information:

Department of Software and 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