Dr. Michael Fire

As the recipient of the Moore/Sloan Data Science Fellowship and of the WRF Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Science, Michael is currently engaged in postdoctoral research at the Computer Science & Engineering Department and at the eScience Institute at the University of Washington, under the mentorship of Carlos Guestrin. He holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in Information System Engineering from BGU. For excellence in PhD studies, Michael won the Kreitman Prize. His main research interests lie in data science, social network analysis, and security and privacy. He has also gained extensive hands-on experience as a data scientist working for several companies and organizations.

Dima Kagan

Dima has an MSc in Software and Information Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is an experienced data scientist, software engineer, and a maker. Dima also strongly believes in the idea of open science and data. He has extensive industry experience, and in the past 3 years he has worked as a deputy CTO in C4i. His main research interests are in the fields of complex and social networks.

Aviad Elyashar

Aviad is a researcher at Telekom Innovation Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He has graduated with a BSc and MSc in Software and Information Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His MSc research focused on infiltrating social network organizations using socialbots. His recent research projects have focused on network analysis with applications for detecting abusers within social networks, fake news, and clickbait detection.