Professor Irad Ben-Gal is the chair of the department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University. His research interests include applied probability, machine learning and information theory applications to industrial and service systems. He wrote and edited five books, published more than 80 scientific papers and received several best papers awards.
Irad is the former chair of the Quality Statistics & Reliability (QSR) society at INFORMS and a member in the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS) and the International Statistical Institute (ISI). He is a Department Editor in IIE Transactions and serves in the Editorial Boards of several other professional journals. Prof. Ben-Gal supervised dozens of graduate students, led many R&D projects and worked with companies such as Siemens, Intel, Applied Materials, GM, Nokia, Proctor and Gamble, IBM, SAS, Oracle and SAP. Irad is a co-founder and an active chair of Context-Based 4casting (C-B4), a software company that provides automated predictive analytics solutions.