Annual Zuckerman US–Israel Symposium Program

Second Symposium Program


Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, Master of Ceremonies
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education in Science and
Technology, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology

PROGRAM

10:00
Opening Remarks
Yaffa Zilbershats
Chair, Planning and Budget Committee, Council of Higher Education

10:15
Keynote
Tech Innovation Nation – Challenges and Opportunities

Eugene Kandel
CEO of Start-up Nation Central, and Emil Spyer Professor of Economics and Finance, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

10:45
Presentations by Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program Scholars
Omri Wurtzel
Zuckerman Faculty Scholar, Tel Aviv University

Dahlia Perez
Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholar, Weizmann Institute of Science

Laurel Stephenson Haskins
Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

11:15
Coffee and refreshments

11:40
Artificial Intelligence (AI) – What’s Next?
Shie Mannor
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology

12:10
Microbiome Research -“The Genie in the Bottle”—Why it Matters
Omry Koren
Head of the Microbiome Research Lab, Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University

12:30
Presentations by Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program Scholars
Joseph Lefkowitz
Zuckerman Faculty Scholar, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology

Tiffany R. Lewis
Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Haifa

Daniel Kagan
Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

12:50
How to Protect your Research with a Patent
Daniel Benoliel
Associate Professor, University of Haifa Faculty of Law

13:15
Closing Remarks
Rivka Carmi
President, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

13:30
Light lunch