Prof. Irad Ben-Gal is the head of the Laboratory of AI & Machine Learning at Tel Aviv University.
Prof. Ben- Gal examines processes connecting urban built environments to spatial behavior and cognition, movement, and the formation of social and functional urban areas, by using and developing agent-based models and spatial analysis methods based on geographic information. He is a world-renowned expert in machine learning, data science and predictive analytics with more than 25 years of experience in the field, including close R&D collaborations with companies such as Oracle, Intel, GM, AT&T, Applied Materials and Nokia.
Prof. Ben-Gal wrote four books, published more than 150 scientific papers and patents, supervised dozens of graduate students and received numerous awards for his work. He held a visiting professor position at Stanford University, teaching graduate courses in analytics and co-heading the TAU/Stanford “Digital Living 2030” research initiative. Irad is a co-founder and the chairman of CB4 (“See Before”), a startup backed by Sequoia Capital that provides AI solutions to retail organizations. He is an advisory board member in several startup companies that focus on AI applications.