Ya’akov (Kobi) Gal

Ya’akov (Kobi) Gal is a faculty member of the Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and an associate of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. His work investigates representations and algorithms for making decisions in heterogeneous groups comprising both people and computational agents. He has worked on combining artificial intelligence algorithms with educational technology aimed at supporting students’ educational efforts and teachers’ understanding of students’ learning strategies. He has published over 40 papers in highly refereed venues on topics ranging from artificial intelligence to learning and cognitive sciences. He is a recipient of the Wolf Foundation’s 2013 Krill prize for young Israeli scientists, a Marie Curie international fellowship, and a three-time recipient of Harvard University’s outstanding teacher award.