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Yoav Benjamini

Nathan and Lily Silver Professor of Applied Statistics, Department of statistics and O.R. at Tel Aviv University

Published onApr 10, 2020
Yoav Benjamini

Yoav Benjamini is the Nathan and Lily Silver Professor of Applied Statistics at the Department of statistics and O.R. at Tel Aviv University. He holds BSc. In Physics and BSc and MSc. In mathematics from the Hebrew University (1976), and PhD in Statistics from Princeton University (1981). He is a member of the Sagol School of Neuroscience and the Edmond Safra Bioinformatics Center, both at Tel Aviv University. He was a visiting professor at Wharton, UC Berkeley, Stanford and Columbia Universities. Prof. Benjamini is a co-developer of the widely used and cited False Discovery Rate concept and methodology. His research topics are selective and simultaneous inference, replicability and reproducibility in science, and data mining, with applications in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Animal Behavior, Brain Imaging and Health Informatics. He received the Israel Prize for research in Statistics and Economics, and is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

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