Group Members

Mor Nitzan​


Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Edvin Memet

Postdoctoral Fellow​, joint with Sergey Ovchinnikov at Harvard

I enjoy making sense of experimental data using modeling, simulation, and statistical analysis. I love learning new things, having conducted research in topics such as cell biology, elasticity, evolutionary ecology, self-assembly, or neuromotor control. Currently, I am interested in statistical inference/learning from scRNA-seq data as well as in fundamental topics in machine learning such as interpretability, robustness, or non-linear dimensionality reduction. I believe that problems at the interface of statistical learning with other disciplines (e.g. genomics, cosmology, healthcare) are effective at actively testing the limits of current ML frameworks, thereby creating opportunities for the development of novel approaches or breakthroughs in our understanding.

Noa Moriel

PhD Student

I am a first year PhD student in the Computer Science Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I am intrigued by expression regulation within individual cells as well as the cooperative regulation within multicellular systems. In particular, I am interested how unicellular and multicellular regulation systems evolve, how cell-cell communication secures a controlled growth of the tissue, and how these mechanisms are disrupted in anomalies of the functional tissue.
Prior to this I completed both BSc. and MSc. supervised by Prof. Nir Friedman, worked as an algorithmic developer at Mobileye, and worked as a research scientist at the Broad Institute and at Harvard University. Aside from research I enjoy hiking, traveling and regrowing various plants.

Zoe Piran

PhD Student​

I am interested in application of physics to complex and biological systems. I am currently particularly excited about learning underlying mechanisms governing the behaviour of complex systems allowing for reconstruction and predictions of dynamical trajectories. 
I have recently completed my MSc in physics under the supervision of Prof. Naftali Tishby and Dr. Zohar Ringel. My research focus was at the interface between computer science, statistical physics and information theory.

Yotam Constantini

PhD Student​

A Jerusalemite nerd forever changed by Tel-Aviv, interested in the countless ways we human model the living world around us. Currently still looking for my lane in the field of computational biology, I start with asking questions about the definitions of cell populations in multicellular organisms. In my M.Sc I studied virology, while taking courses in computer science through the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary program at the Tel-Aviv University. 

Guy Segal

MSc Researcher​

I'm in my first year of a MSc in Computer Science at the Hebrew University.
I'm interested in applying and developing computational tools in order to gain a better understanding of the world around us.
Currently, I'm working on disentangling the different components composing scRNA-seq data. I have a BSc in Computer Science and Cognition Sciences from the Hebrew University and I'm also an Algorithm Developer in Mobileye.
In my free time I enjoy hiking, cycling and cooking.

Maoz Nahum

Undergraduate Researcher

I am in my third year of studies towards a bachelor’s in Computer science and Mathematics. I am also a part of Amirim excellence program. My work focuses on applying machine learning tools to analyze scRNA-seq data. I love reading and learning new things, especially in the field of computer science. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and scuba diving.

Dror Einav

Undergraduate Researcher

I am a student for bachelor's degree in Physics and Cognition Sciences. Seeking the connection between the two disciplines, my main focus is to apply computational and cognitive models on single cells. I am very intrigued by the line separating the scientific and philosophical ways of studying these topics.

Bianca Dumitrascu

Visiting Fellow​

I am a Departmental Early Career Fellow in the Accelerate Programme for Scientific Discovery at Cambridge University where I work on statistical and machine learning tools for modeling phenomena encountered in the context of biological development.

I am always on the look out for film and literature recommendations and I have most fun when my back allows me to play tennis.


Justas Dauparas - Currently Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington

Interested in working with me? Please get in touch