Meet the Team
Dr. Dan Yamin
Head of Lab
Dr. Yamin (PhD) is a faculty member at the department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University, and a former faculty member in the Center of Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis, in the school of public health at Yale University. Dr. Yamin develops novel infectious disease models by integrating to his research various topics including Applied Probability, Dynamic Modeling, Markov Modeling, Game Theory and Network Science. He published 17 scientific papers in top ranking multidisciplinary- and General Medicine- journals, and received four research prizes awards and three teaching prizes awards. Dr. Yamin’s studies contributed to impact health policy against influenza in Israel, offered novel strategies to eliminate Ebola in the recent outbreak that were implemented in Liberia, and recently developed a model offering new vaccination strategies against Respiratory Scenically Virus (RSV) that is currently being examined by world leading vaccination companies. Dr. Yamin supervised 14 graduate students, and consulted to two leading vaccination companies, Sanofi Pasteur MSD and Merck, on infectious disease modeling.
David Bank is a Ph.D. student in the department of Industrial Engineering at Tel-Aviv University. He earned a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion, and an MBA degree with honors at Ben-Gurion University.
David’s research integrates the fields of Operations Research and Data Science with respect to cyber security. His experience includes several years of developing information systems in large Israeli financial institutions.
Together with his father, Prof. Ilan Bank, David founded a bio-tech company aimed at developing a novel type of immunotherapy for cancer, based on a technology developed by Prof. Bank.
In the IDF, David served as a crew commander in the MLRS artillery brigade, and later as an officer of Communication and Computing in the Northern Command.
When the weather is nice and the wind is blowing, David, a licensed skipper, enjoys sailing with family and friends.
Roy Lothan is a graduate Industrial Engineering and Management student at Tel Aviv University, specializing in Business Analytics. Roy is also a teaching assistant for stochastic models in Operations Research, for which he won the Rector’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition, Roy has qualified for the Dean’s List for his achievements in his third year of his bachelor’s degree studies.
Roy’s research focuses on using infectious disease modeling for malware detection in mobile devices. The research includes the identification of mobile devices with a high risk of becoming infected, and the development of a dynamic classifier for malware detection.
Roy is currently working as a Product Analyst at Intel’s Advanced Analytics team, and uses business and data analysis to provide personalized product recommendations as well as translating critical business problems into Machine Learning, Big Data and Data Mining solutions. In his military service, Roy was responsible for knowledge management of the “Iron Dome” defense system, playing an instrumental role in the war management of “Iron Dome” in various operations.
Dor Kahana is a student at the master’s program for outstanding students in Industrial Engineering (specializing in Business Analytics) at Tel-Aviv University. Dor took part in the undergraduate excelling students program of the Faculty of Engineering, and has been on the dean’s list for his achievements for the past three years.
In his thesis, Dor focuses on network driven approaches to predict social contagion. The study’s goal is to create a contact network for the population of Israel, which will be composed by different types of layers based on social-demographic and location data. The work is supported and funded by the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research.
Dor is taking part in a joint project with the TAU Big-Data Lab, which requires modeling and evaluation of different vaccination policies for Pertussis in Israel. The project includes the use of Bayesian inference methods (such as MCMC), using data about Pertussis cases from the surveillance systems of the Israeli Ministry of Health.
Dor is also a teaching assistant for Finance and Engineering Economy on the BSc program in Industrial Engineering and Management at Tel-Aviv University.
Prior to his studies, Dor served for 5 years as a Human Resources Officer in the IDF’s Manpower and the Technological & Logistics Directorates (Major in reserve duty).
Noa Hoffer is a student in the masters program for outstanding students at the department of Industrial Engineering at Tel-Aviv University specializing in Business Analytics.
Her research focus is on optimizing HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) identification and treatment in Israel by integrating dynamic models with cost-effectiveness analysis. Prior to her studies, Noa’s experience includes working at Intel as a Project Analyst, and at Aspect Imaging LTD. as a Documentation Specialist. Her experience includes business understanding, system implementation, data analysis and management of plans and risks. During her military service in the IDF Intelligence Forces, she served as commander of Technicians Training Courses. Noa takes part in the Undergraduate Excelling students program of the Faculty of Engineering, and has been on the Dean’s list for her achievements for the past two years.
Noa is also a teaching assistant for Analysis of Inventory Systems and Data Structures courses of the BSc Program of Industrial Engineering and Management at Tel-Aviv University.
Adir Shaham is a student at the master’s program for outstanding students in Industrial Engineering (Business Analytics) at Tel-Aviv university. Adir’s research focuses on modeling and predicting influenza vaccination rate, implementing dynamic models and machine learning tools over HMO’s surveillance systems.
Adir is also a teaching assistant for Introduction to Industrial Engineering on the B.Sc. program at the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tel-Aviv university. Adir’s previous experience includes working at Intel as a data analyst and in Ness Technologies as a BI analyst, experiencing in both business understanding and data science aspects. Prior to that, Adir served 5.5 years in the IDF intelligence force, as a Traffic Analyst Officer in the 8200 unit.
Adir has also dedicated his engineering knowledge for voluntary work, in his participation in Tel-Aviv University’s “Engineers Without Borders” program, where he was a part of a team that planned and installed a solar system and water harvesting system in a village in western Tanzania.
Yogev Matalon is a student at the master’s program for outstanding students in Industrial Engineering (Business Analytics) at Tel-Aviv University. Yogev’s research goal is to investigate the creation, spread and impact of anti-Israeli sentiments in social networks by identifying posts containing such sentiments, characterizing the trends that govern the growth and decline in sharing each individual post, and developing methods of early detection for the potential impact of anti-Israeli posts. This project combines the existing body of research in analytics methods with research on infectious disease modeling and social-media diffusion, and applies them to a domain which has so far received little attention, and which has very high practical importance in today’s world: the dissemination and impact of social media posts that spread hate and falsehoods.
Yogev also works as a system engineering in the GNSS group at Intel Corporation and responsible for products requirement management, data analysis, methodology and supporting tools in the group.
Before his studies, he served for 6 years in the IDF as a combat officer and received several awards for outstanding service as commander and officer.
Ofir Magdaci is a student in the masters program for outstanding students at the department of Industrial Engineering at Tel-Aviv University specializing in Business Analytics. Ofir won the Rector’s Excellence Award, and has been on the dean’s list every year so far.
Prior to the masters program, Ofir worked as a Product Analyst at Intel’s Advanced Analytics team, using Machine Learning, Big Data and Data Mining solutions to improve validation efforts in the company.
In his military service, Ofir was the head of a “David Sling” defense system development crew. During this period, Ofir was an integral part of ‘Elbit Systems’ project team, and part of the system’s design forum. Ofir received several awards for outstanding service, character and professionalism.