Computational data analysis expert

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Location: Aviel Haifa District, Israel

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Information retrieval applying a thorough approach to locate relevant information by exhaustive search.

Computational data analysis with extensive experience in finding non conventional creative solutions to complex data analysis.

Data mining of nonlinear, non-normally distributed, real life data, mainly in the field of biology. Experience with a broad spectrum of biological data types from: databases of sequences and structures of biological macromolecules to phenotypic data.

Computational data preprocessing mainly by text processing, mostly by utilizing regular expressions.
Broad background in biology from a molecular to the organism level.

Proficiency in a variety of bioinformatics computational tools.

Ability to adapt to new computational environments, master software packages and apply existing computational tools for uses they were not initially designed for.

Inquisitiveness for new areas of knowledge and exploration of new computational tools.


Bar-Ilan University
Ph.D, Bioinformatics
1996 – 2002

The Hebrew University
M.Sc, Molecular modeling
1990 – 1992

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Diploma, Librarian-Information specialist
1987 – 1988

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
B.Sc., Agronomy
1983 – 1985


Computational Genomics Scientist
January 2013 – December 2013 (1 year)
Information retrieval from the web including: public biological databases and tables & lists of various crops traits. Merging those tables & lists into a single table.
Semi-automatic text mining of annotations in Genbank and Uniprot files mainly by using regular expressions.
Updating and correction of the taxonomic data in Evogene.

ARO, Volcani Research Center
September 2009 – March 2010 (7 months)
Microarray computational analysis mainly by Clustering

Newe Ya’ar Agricultural Research Center
November 2008 – June 2009 (8 months)
Correlation analysis between volatile compounds in spice plants.
Curve fitting of accumulation of volatile compounds in leaves.

Post doctorate
Ben Gurion University
2006 – 2008 (2 years)
Data mining of medical data, mainly the study of the relationships between clinical biomarkers and age.
Cluster analysis based on composition of volatile compounds for classification & characterization of aromatic plant

Post doctorate
Bar Ilan University
2003 – 2005 (2 years)
Classification of biological term in biomedical literature for a joint free text mining project
Computational prediction of the structure of human histone deacetylases & their binding to butyrate.

Research assistant
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
May 2002 – July 2002 (3 months)
Semi-automatic text mining of yeast protein-protein interaction sites

Research assistant
Weizmann Institute of Science
1993 – 1994 (1 year)
Computational prediction of heparin binding to fibroblast growth factors.
Information retrieval of protein electrostatics computation.


  • Clustering (7 years)
  • High throughput computational analysis (15 years)
  • Regular Expressions(15 years)
  • Bioinformatics (20 years)


    Unconventional thinking