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Carmel Sofer, Ph.D. | Associate Professor

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Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 

Head of the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department 

A member of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management 

Management Committee ABC robotics – BGU 

Chairman of YAZAMUT 360 for Entrepreneurship and Innovation - BGU

My career path is atypical for academics; I graduated with my B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in 1983 and my Ph.D. in Psychology from Radboud University, The Netherlands, in 2016. My career included many years in the high-tech industry between these years, including extensive engineering experience developing GPS receivers for highly demanding applications. Years after, I founded a startup company in the communication field, was a senior executive in a Nasdaq traded company, and joined as a partner, a venture capital fund investing in technology startups.

I transitioned to academia and set the ground for interdisciplinary research, utilizing my expertise in psychology, cognition, algorithmic research, and technology.

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Devanand Thanissery Postdoctoral fellow
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Reut Machluf Ph.D. Student
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Yahav Atas
Ph.D. Student
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Yahel Golan
MSc. Student 
Miriam Dissen
PhD. student
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Liora Menalis
PhD. student

Former master students

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