Dr. Erez Shmueli

Biography

I am a senior lecturer (assistant professor) and the head of the Big Data Lab at the department of Industrial Engineering at Tel-Aviv University and a research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab.

I received my BA degree (with honors) in Computer Science from the Open University of Israel, and MSc and PhD degrees in Information Systems Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, under the supervision of Prof. Yuval Elovici.

After completing my PhD, I spent two years as a post-doctoral associate at the MIT Media Lab, at the Human Dynamics group headed by Prof. Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland.

My research interests include Big Data, Complex Networks, Computational Social Science, Machine Learning, Recommender Systems, Database Systems, Information Security and Privacy.

My professional experience includes being a programmer and a team leader in the Israeli Air-Force and a project manager in Deutsche Telekom Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Interests

  • Big Data
  • Complex Networks
  • Computational Social Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Recommender Systems
  • Database Systems
  • Information Security and Privacy

Education

  • Ph.D. 2012

    Ph.D. in Information Systems Engineering

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

  • M.Sc. 2005

    M.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

  • B.A. 2001

    B.A. in Computer Science

    The Open University, Israel

Academic Positions

  • Present2014

    Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

    Tel-Aviv University, Department of Industrial Engineering

  • Present2014

    Research Affiliate

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab

  • 20142012

    Postdoctoral Associate

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab

Featured Publications

Care to Comment? Recommendations for Commenting on News Stories

Conference Proceedings
E. Shmueli, A. Kagian, Y. Koren and R. Lempel: "Care to Comment? Recommendations for Commenting on News Stories". In Proceedings of the 21st International World Wide Web Conference.
Publication year: 2012

Are You Your Friends' Friend? Poor Perception of Friendship Ties Limits The Ability to Persuade Others

Journal Publication
A. Almaatouq, *L. Radaelli, A.S. Pentland, E. Shmueli: "Are You Your Friends' Friend? Poor Perception of Friendship Ties Limits The Ability to Persuade Others". Plos One.
Publication year: 2016

openPDS: Protecting the Privacy of Metadata through SafeAnswers

Journal Publication
Y.A. de Montjoye, E. Shmueli, S.S. Wang, A. Pentland: "openPDS: Protecting the Privacy of Metadata through SafeAnswers". PLoS One.
Publication year: 2014

Implementing a Database Encryption Solution, Design and Implementation Issues

Journal Publication
E. Shmueli, R. Vaisenberg, E. Gudes and Y. Elovici: "Implementing a Database Encryption Solution, Design and Implementation Issues". Computers & Security.
Publication year: 2014