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.
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 twice the Rector’s Excellence Award and has been on the dean’s list every year so far.
Ofir’s research focuses on understanding influence maximization regarding debates on Twitter, by using infectious disease modeling. The research includes identification Twitter users’ political leaning using Machine Learning techniques, development of novel centrality measure which considers the Echo Chambers effects and integrates unique debate dynamics.
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.