Yuval Shahar

holds advanced degrees in Medicine, Computer Science, and Medical Informatics. After a decade at Stanford University as a researcher and full-time faculty member in Computer Science and Medicine, he joined Ben-Gurion University of the Negev where he founded and headed the Medical Informatics Research Center.  He is a Professor in BGU’s Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering which he also headed for several years; he is the incumbent of the Josef Erteschik Chair in Information Systems Engineering at BGU.  In 2005, he received an IBM Faculty Award and an HP Worldwide Innovation Program Award in 2008. In 2005 he was elected as an International Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), and in 2017, as a Founding Member of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI), a part of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).  His research focuses on temporal reasoning, temporal data mining, automated therapy, and decision analysis. His work has been applied in the biomedical, homeland security, and information security domains.