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Dr. Yakir Berchenko

Education


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


 

Employment

 

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

problems.

Leading and supervising small teams responsible of implementing and testing the

algorithmic solutions.

 

Teaching

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.

2009

Katzir fellowship

2009

MEXT global COE program (visiting Tokyo institute of technology and

Hokkaido University).

2007

European Conference on Complex Systems, Dresden

(travel grant for presenting a paper)

2006

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.

 

 

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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

 

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