Research Faculty

David G. Schwartz

David is professor of information systems, and former vice-chairman, at the Business School of Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He is chairman of the Business School’s Doctoral Program and co-founded the Entrepreneurship Program that he continues to lead. David has published over 120 research papers, books, book chapters, and editorials in the field of information systems and technologies.  His research has appeared in publications such as Information Systems Research, IEEE Intelligent Systems, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communications, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. His books include Cooperating Heterogeneous Systems; Internet-Based Knowledge Management and Organizational Memory; and the Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, now in its second edition.  David has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, Department of Biomedical Informatics (2004); Monash University, Faculty of Information Technology (2007-8); visiting Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury (2016); and visiting scholar at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (2017). From 1998 to 2011 he served as editor-in-chief of the journal Internet Research and is currently an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Information Systems. His main research interests are Cybersecurity, mHealth, Knowledge Management, Social Network Analysis, and Computer-mediated Communications. David received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University, USA; MBA from McMaster University, Canada; and B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Inbal Yahav

Inbal is a senior lecturer in the Graduate School of Business Administration at Bar-Ilan University.  Inbal's research has appeared in publications such as the European Journal of Information Systems, JASIST, Annals of Applied Statistics,  IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and the Annals of Operations Research. Her research interests include: Interface Between Data Mining and Optimization Models, Models for Healthcare Applications, Social Networks Analysis in the Contexts of Online Auctions. Inbal received her B.A. in Computer Science; M.Sc in Industrial Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion); and PhD in Operations Research and Data Mining from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Onn Shehory

Prof. Onn Shehory received his B.Sc. in physics and computer science in 1989, M.Sc. in physics in 1992, and Ph.D. in computer science in 1996, all from Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. He was a post-doctoral fellow and then a visiting assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA from 1996 to 1999. In 1999 he joined the IBM Haifa Research Lab as a research staff member. From 2000 to 2006 he was an adjunct lecturer and senior lecturer at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. From 2002 to 2016 he was adjunct senior lecturer at Bar Ilan University, and recently joined the faculty as Associate Professor.

Prof. Shehory has edited eleven books, authored over 90 articles, and filed more than 25 patents. Among his research activities are large-scale distributed systems, multi-agent systems, coalition formation, electronic commerce, autonomic systems and software engineering. A paper of his won the 2014 IFAAMAS influential paper award. Two other papers of his won best paper awards. He takes active roles in EU research projects and has served as a coordinator and technical leader of an international research project on software self-healing.  Dr. Shehory is an associate editor of the International Journal on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, the International Journal on Agent Oriented Software Engineering, and the ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems. He serve a six years term as a board member of the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (IFAAMAS). Dr. Shehory served on numerous program committees and as an organizer of multiple international conferences. In 2013, he served as the general chair of the international conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2013).

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PhD Students

Michal Gaziel Yablowitz

PhD Student

Dissertation Topic: The Social Medicine Initiative - Participation in Emergency Response Communities M.A. Communication Studies and the School of Management, University of Haifa B.A. Web Technologies and Sociology , Bar-Ilan University Research interests: Online Health Communities, Social Networks, CMC, Serious Games and Gamification, HCI, Decision Making

Yahel Halfon

PhD Student

Dissertation topic: Prediction of Human Behavior in Electronic Auctions.

MBA, Information Systems, Bar-Ilan University.             

MA, Economics, Bar-Ilan University.

BSc, Computer Sciences, Bar-Ilan University

BSc, Statistics, Bar-Ilan University

Research interests: HCI, Online auctions, Machine learning, Behavioral economics, Behavioral decision research.

Michael Khalemsky

PhD Student

Research Area: eHealth

M.B.A. Information Systems and Finance, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

B.A. Business Administration and Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Pavel Plutov

Ph.D. Student

Research area: Factors affecting adoption of Internet of Things (IOT) in ambient assisted living environments for the aged.

B.Sc. Information Systems Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

MBA Information Systems, Bar-Ilan University

Gahl Silverman, PhD

Postdoc Researcher

Dissertation topic: Inquiry on the Implementation of Futures Studies Strategies on Dispute System Design.

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bar-Ilan University

B.A. Statistics, Haifa University

Yaara Welcman

PhD Student

Dissertation topic: Socio-technical configurations in electronic trading model

Information and Knowledge Management, Faculty of Management, Haifa University 

M.A., Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University

B.A., Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University

B.A., Human Development and Education, Tel Aviv University

Research interests: Social network analysis; Anthropology of financial markets; Science and technology studies; Actor-Network Theory (ANT), human-computer interaction; information and communications technologies.

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MBA/MSc Students

Yoav Achiam

MBA Student

Research Area: Unintentional Leak Detection, Information Systems

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, USA.

Yoav currently works at Applied Materials as an engineer as well as finishing up his MBA studies at Bar Ilan University.

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The 2014-2015 ERC Development Team

From left to right: Shlomi Elbaz  (GIS), Elior Shitrit (GIS), Meni Grossman (Community App), Naor Siboni (Server), Ohad Gur (Server), Maor Segal (Server), Shira Perry (Community App), Michal Goldfinger (GIS), Arbel Axelrod (Med App), Chen Bardugo (Med App), Eran Geiger (Med App), Michael Khalemski (Project Leader).  Missing: Shmuel Berger (Server)


Former Students

Zac Sadan, PhD

Dissertation (2012): Analysis of knowledge flow in organizations using meta-data ties of information, documents and social networks

M.B.A. Information Systems, Bar-Ilan University

B.Sc.Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University


Former chief scientist at Commtouch Inc., Zac recently founded an e-commerce startup.  His main research interests lie in social network analysis, email and web security and email and web reputation. 


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By David G. Schwartz