I started my studies in the Technion, Israel, at the age of 15 (in the especially gifted student program), earned my bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) as a student of the Technion Excellence program,
and then eraned my Ph.D. (2012), where my advisor was Prof. Shaul Markovitch.
In bewteen, I spent some fun coding time as a programmer in the Israeli Defense Forces for 3 years,
was an active developer for Firefox (developed translators and semantic recommendation systems), and founded Promisite CMS services. Later, I spent 3 years as a researcher at Microsoft Research Israel.
Today, I am the co-founder and CTO of SalesPredict.
About My Research
My primary research focus is on how Web Dynamics and Knowledge can help us predict future events in our world. I investigate the changes the Web undergoes with time, from such salient changes as the addition and evolution of content, to more subtle temporal dynamics of user behavior, and how these can be used to predict future population behavior. I combine this dynamics along with other World Knowledge available on the Web to build a system that feeds on numerous heterogeneous resources, such as Web activity, Real-Time media and Social media, to alert about upcoming future news events.
From the Public Media
- Some fun reading about my research in the public media: MIT Technology Review, BBC, NBC, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, Science News Daily, Mashable, Gigaom, Slashdot.
- Chatting on Radio 90.7 FM (California) about Leveraging Computer Science to Save Lives
About my research (from the Israeli media):
and a nice interview about the future in general: Maariv.
Email kirar at cs.technion.ac.il.
Office Taub Computer Science Building 712.