Scientific Faculty

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is composed of senior TAU faculty members with extensive academic and scientific knowledge.  The roles of the Committee are as follows:

  1. Propose missions, goals and annual and long-term indices in order to achieve the ICRC’s goals, missions and research fund criteria.
  2. Recommend activities and events the ICRC should host.
  3. Examine research proposals. 
  4. Recommend world-renowned scholars that should be invited to take part in the ICRC’s activities.



  1. Major Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel is the Head of the Blavatnik ICRC.
  2. Prof. Avishai Wool is Deputy Director of the Blavatnik ICRC, a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering  and Director of the Cryptography and Network Security Lab.  
  3. Prof. Mooly Sagiv is a Professor of Computer Science at the Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Chair of Software Systems, Fellow of the ACM
  4. Prof Sivan Toledo is Professor of Computer Science at the Blavatnik School of Computer Science
  5. Dr. Eran Toch is the co-director of the IWiT Lab at the Department of Industrial Engineering, the Iby & Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering
  6. Prof. Michael Birnhack is a Professor of Law at the Buchmann Faculty of Law, TAU. He is the Director of the S. Horowitz Institute for Intellectual Property in memory of Dr. Amnon Goldenberg.
  7. Prof. Gal Oestreicher-Singer is a faculty member in the Collar School of Management and is part of the Management and Information Technology Group.
  8. Prof. Udi Sommer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Tel Aviv University and a member of the Israeli Young Academy for Science. 
  9. Prof. Yuval Shavitt, School of Electrical Engineering
  10. Dr. Tal Soffer, is the Head of Virtual TAU, the center for Digital Pedagogy and Head of the Unit for Technology and Society Foresight
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