Irad E. Ben-Gal -
Additional Academic Information
Honors and Awards
- 1988 -1992 Annual
Scholarship, Israel Ministry of Education & Sport Tel-Aviv University
- 1992 B.Sc. Graduate, Magna
Cum Laude, Tel-Aviv University
- 1996 M.Sc. Graduate,
Cumulative GPA 4.0/4.0, Boston University
- 1996,1997 Lambert Charitable
Trust Scholarship, Tel-Aviv University
- 1994 -1998 Graduate Teaching
Fellowship, Boston University
- 2000 Best paper award,
IE&M Symposium (Paper: "Design of Control Charts Based on Context
Universal Model" with Morag G.)
- March 2001, Excellence
Distinction in Teaching for 2000, Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv
- March 2002, Best Paper Award,
IE&M Symposium (Paper: "Sequential Robust Design Using Simulation
Tools" with Ginsburg H.), IE&M Symposium 2002.
- January 2003, Excellence
Distinction in Teaching for 2002, Faculty of Engineering Tel-Aviv
- January 2006, Excellence
Distinction in Teaching for 2005, Faculty of Engineering Tel-Aviv
- May 2006, Best Paper Award on
Design of Production Systems, INCOM2006, Saint Etienne, France (Kahan T.,
Bukchin Y., Menassa R., and Ben-Gal I.
"Weld Reallocation In an Automotive Robotic Line Due To Robots
- November 2007, Editor's
favorites paper, special QSR Session, INFORMS Annual meeting (Ginsburg H.
and Ben-Gal I. “Designing Experiments for Robust optimization
Problems: The Vs-optimality criterion, IIE Transactions, 38, 445-461).
- March 2009, Best Paper Award,
"Visual Analysis of Quality-related Manufacturing Data Using Fractal
Geometry, (2009)" by Noa Ruschin Rimini, Oded Maimon and Irad
Ben-Gal, Proc. of the 4th Israeli Industrial Engineering Research Meeting,
Maalot, March 4-5, 2009.
- March 2010. Best Paper Award,
"Complexity Reduction versus Information Gain via Targeted Bayesian
Network Learning," by Gruber A., Ben-Gal I., won first place at the
16th Industrial Engineering & Management Conference, Tel Aviv, March 23-24, 2010.
- June 2010, IIE Best Applied
Paper Prize in Quality and Reliability, “Robust eco-design: a new application for air quality
engineering.” by Ben-Gal I., Katz R. and Bukchin Y.
F. External Grants
& Research Funds
- 1998, IEEE Travel
Grant, ISIT98, MIT, Boston.
- 2000, VATAT Grant for
advanced applications for learning technology.
- 2000, European
Community, TMR travel grant, ASI 2000, Bordeaux.
- 2001, European
Community, ASI 2001 grant, San Miniato, Italy.
- 2001, Scholars’
Visiting Grant, The Ministry of Science Culture and Sport.
- 1999 – 2003,
MAGNET CONSIST Consortium, Principle Investigator.
- 2005. Minerva Travel
Grant for the exchange of graduate students, Principle coordinator.
- 2005-2006. General
Motors Research Grant: ”Weld point
reallocation due to robots’ failures" (with Dr. Bukchin Y.).
- 2005-2006, VATAT Grant
for advanced applications of learning technology, Principle Investigator
(with Dr. Bukchin Y.).
- 2008-2009, Israel
Internet Association (ISOC-IL) Grant: "Robotics Learning and Control
via the Internet," Principle Investigator (with Dr. Bukchin Y.).
- 2010, Recipient of the
SAS Faculty Scholarship.
- 2010-2011, ISF,
"Applications of Data Rich Statistical Process Control via Fractal
Geometry," Principle Investigator.
- 2011 Ministry of Trade
and Commerce "Data Mining Applications"
- 2011-2012, Magneton, "Target Based Modeling of Objects"
with NICE Systems.
- 2011-2012, HuSim Homeland Security, European Community.
- 2011-2012, Mafat Grant, Anomaly detection applications.
- 2012 -2014, Learning
and mining mobility patterns using stochastic models, with Dr. Eran Toch
and Dr. Boaz Lerner.
- 1996 – present,
professional refereeing for leading research journals, such as The
International Journal of Production Research (IJPR), IIE
Transactions (all issues), Journal of Biomechanics, Journal
of Statistical Planning and Inference, IEEE Trans. on Electronics
Packaging Manufacturing, IEEE Trans. on Automation Science &
Engineering, J. Biosci., Technometrics, Trends in Applied Sciences
- 1998 – present, Head of the
CIM lab, Department of
Industrial Engineering, Tel-Aviv University ( Lab web site: http://www.eng.tau.ac.il/~iradcim/CimLabHome.htm).
- 1998 - present
Member in MAGNET/CONSIST Consortium. CONSIST HOME PAGE
- 1999 – present, Board of Directors, National Bureau of Industrial
- 1999 – 2007, Member,
Institute for Operation Research and Management Science (INFORMS).
- 1999, June 21, Chairman,
“Industrial Engineering in the 2000’s” sponsored by
Tel-Aviv Univ. and the National Bureau of Industrial Engineering Society.
- 2000 April, organizing
committee, “The 11th Conference of Industrial and Management
Engineering”, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
- 1999 – 2004, Editorial
Board of the journal of "Industrial Engineering & Management /
Information Systems" periodical (in Hebrew).
- 2001 – present, SHILUVIM, Board of Directors, Alumni
Association of The Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University.
- 2002 – present, Senior Member, The Institute of Industrial
- 10/2002 – 2005, member
in the academic committee for social involvement at Tel Aviv University.
- 2004 – 2005, member in
the Faculty admission committee (“ועדת
Since October 2005, Head of the Faculty Admission Committee.
- 2004 – 2005, organizing
committee, “The 2nd Industrial Engineering Research Meeting”
(IIERM). March 14, 2005, Tel Aviv.
- 2004 – 2005, organizing
committee, “The 13th Conference of Industrial and Management Engineering,” Hotel Intercontinental, Tel Aviv.
- 2005, Board of Directors, Tel
Aviv University Sports Club.
- 2005 – present, Member in the Israeli Statistics Association
- 2006 – 2007, Chairman,
“The 3rd Industrial Engineering & Management Research
Meeting” (IIERM), Tel Aviv, March 20, 2007.
- 2006 – 2007, Chairman,
“The 15th National Conference of Industrial Engineering &
Management Engineering (IE&M'08)” (approximately thousand
participants expected),Tel Aviv, March 10-11,
- 2006 – present, Editorial Board,
Trends in Applied Sciences Research, peer-reviewed scientific journal,
Academic Journals Inc., New York.
- 2006 – 2007, member in
Technical Program Committee for WNC^3: "Wireless Networks:
Communication, Cooperation and Competition" (in conjunction with
WiOpt2007). Limassol, Cyprus, April 16-20, 2007.
- 2006 – present, Editorial Board,
The Open Applied Informatics Journal, peer-reviewed scientific
journal, Academic Journals Inc., New York, USA.
- July 2007, Department Editor, IIE Transactions Quality
and Reliability in the area of "designed experiments and
- 2011-2012, Chair-Elect of
the INFORMS Quality, Statistics & Reliability (QSR) Society.
Kagan (2004 – 2009), “Parallel
search procedures in a dynamic probability space” (towards closure),
Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
Aldubi (2006 – 2009), "Design and
experimentation of nanoparticles to improve biological membrane
penetration" (in break), Hebrew University. Advisors: Domb
A., Ben-Gal I.
- Aviv Gruber (Oct. 2008 -
present), "A Bayesian-network based approach for the assessment of
operational complexity", Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Noa Roshin
Rimini (Oct. 2008 – present), “Fractal Based Statistical
Process Control,” Advisors: Ben-Gal I. and Maimon
- Ofir Goldstein (2009 –
present), “Information Measures in Business Information
Systems”, Advisors: Ben-Gal I. and Y. Bukchin.
- Marcelo Bacher
(2011- present), “Sensors Diffusion,” Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Alon Sela (2011–
present), Transfer of Information in Social networks, Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Gail Morag (2001), “SPC
for State Dependent Data”. Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Gonen Zinger (2001),
“Application of Statistical Process Control to Feedback-Controlled
Systems Via Context Modeling”. Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Hila Ginsburg (2003),
“An Approach for Designing Experiments in Robust Design
Problems”. Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
Arviv (2003), "Pattern Classification via
Non-Homogenous Variable Order Markov Trees”. Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Keren Zeidenreis-Or
(2004), “Gene Finding via Context Learning Models”. Advisors:
Ben-Gal I., Shmilovici A.
- Sarit Rosenberg (2004),
“Quality-of-Life aspects in the High-Tech Industry”. Advisors:
Maimon O., Kritler S.,
Priness (2005), “On the use of mutual
information measure for gene expression clustering analysis”. Advisors:
Ben-Gal I., Maimon O.,
- Ayala Shani
(2005), "Variable Order Bayesian Networks for DNA Sequence
Analysis". Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Tomer Kahan (2006),
“Dynamic Allocation of Jobs to Unreliable Robots in a Production
Transfer Line”. Advisors: Bukchin Y., Ben-Gal I.
- Ofir Goldshtein
(2008), "Remote Learning and Control of Robotic and Vision Tasks.
(Thesis submitted). Advisors: Ben-Gal I., Bukchin Y.
Shkolnik (2008), "Construction of
Informational Decision Trees" (Thesis submitted), Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Michal Lissauer,
"Pattern Identification in Climate Changes" (Thesis under
review). Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Roey Rosenberg, "Optimal
Design of Unreliable Automotive Transfer Lines". Advisors: Bukchin
Y., Ben-Gal I.
- Imry Rosenboum,
"Capacity Reallocation in Open Jackson Networks", Advisors:
Ben-Gal I. & Uri Yechiely
- Ela Malinowski,
"Improving Searchability in Peer-to-Peer
Networks using Scalable Content Clustering,"
Advisors: Yuval Shavit, Ben-Gal I.
- Tomer Hevlin
(didn’t finish), "Analysis of Robust Metrics for Pattern
Classification," Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Zohar Postelnik
(in progress), "Optimal Layout of Web Sites for Average Minimal Path
Length" Advisors: Ben-Gal I. Tal Raviv.
- Dana Kedem
(in progress), "Predictive Maintenance Methodology",
Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Gal Goren (in progress),
"Probabilistic Search by Multiple Robots", Advisors: Ben-Gal I.,
- Orit Dekis
(in progress), "Influence of music pieces on judgments and
evaluations", Advisors: Kritler S., Ben-Gal
- Chavatzelet Tryster
"Design of Mid-level Classification Trees: Fighting the Greedy
Effects" Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Noam Tsairi “Congruence
in Cognitive Tendencies and Personality as a Predictor of Teamwork
Performance”, Advisors: Kritler S.,
- Marcel Elbaz
(2000): “Ergonomic Analysis & Improvement of Working Environment
via Experimentation”. Advisors: Bukchin Y., Ben-Gal I.
- Noam Grosbard
(2001): "A Programming Methodology of Ladder Logic Diagram Using
Programmable Logic Controllers". Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Aran Ziv (2003): “Tests
trees: Analysis of the Hu-Tucker vs. the WBT Algorithms for Special
Source’s Distributions”. Advisor: Ben-Gal I.
- Alon Fengshtein
(2004): “Systematic Optimization via Virtual Manufacturing”
Advisors: Bukchin Y., Ben-Gal I.
Liron, "Project Management and SCRAM Software Configuration",
Advisors: Ben-Gal I. and Shmilovici A.
- Alon Rapoport, "A Fuzzy
Logic Navigation Control of a Mobile Robot," Advisors: Kagan E. and Ben-Gal I.
Pitchon, "Sensors and Information Gain in
Project Management Networks, Advisors: Ben-Gal I., Rozenes S.
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