Data Science
The Biostatistics and Biomathematics Unit
Unit Director
Unit Staff
Research projects
Forums and conferences
Biometric Bulletin of IBS
The Information and Computerization Unit
Administration and Human Resource Management
Dr. Yakir Berchenko


Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Ph.D., Awarded December 2010, summa cum laude.

Thesis Topic: Structure and Dynamics of Clustered Networks

Advisor: Professor Mina Teicher

Area of Study: Network Theory

Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

B.Sc., Biology and Mathematics (graduated 2004)

Attended the Special Program for Outstanding Students

Magna cum Laude, final grade: 93




University of Cambridge (December 2010 - May 2013).

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Network Sampling and Epidemiology

Statistical methodology.

Biomathematical modeling.

Rabatit engineering Ltd., (2006 - December 2010).

Consultant, algorithms and data mining.

Providing innovative solutions for various practical and theoretical data-mining


Leading and supervising small teams responsible of implementing and testing the

algorithmic solutions.



Bar-Ilan University: Neural Networks Course



Scholarships and Awards


2005 - 2010

Direct Ph.D. Track Presidents Scholarship.

2005 - 2010

BIU: Direct Ph.D. Track Presidents Scholarship.


Katzir fellowship


MEXT global COE program (visiting Tokyo institute of technology and

Hokkaido University).


European Conference on Complex Systems, Dresden

(travel grant for presenting a paper)


Centre de Recerca Matem_atica travel grant to NEUROMATH06

2002 - 2004

TAU: the Special Program for Outstanding Students Scholarship.

2002 - 2004

TAU: Dean's list.

Memberships and Activities

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

CID, the Cambridge Infectious Diseases Consortium

Reviewer (statistical methodology), Sex. Transm. Infect.




Research interests

  • Statistical Methodology
  • Mathematical/Statistical Modelling
  • Classification and Cluster Analysis
  • Normalized Information Criteria
  • Respondent Driven Sampling
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Recent Projects

  • IBD patients' classification; with Ilya Novikov.
  • RP patients' classification; with Bernice Oberman.
  • Mathematical modeling and cost-effectiveness of campaigns battling  Brucellosis; with Amit Huppert.
  • Statistical modelling of environmental surveillance, and its application to polio detection and eradication; with Amit Huppert.
  • Evaluation via RCT of the efficacy of comprehensive care program in Asthma or COPD patients