Prof. Dror Fixler of the Faculty of Engineering was chosen as one of 10 foreign researchers to receive the annual award bestowed by the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Fixler, an expert in electro optics, was honored for his work in Nano photonics. The award includes a research grant for a joint study with a Chinese scientist.
Prof. Sharon Gannot Head of the Speech and Signal Processing laboratories and the Director of the Signal Processing study track at the Faculty of Engineering, was appointed Chairman of the IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee.
Prof. Dror Fixler of the Faculty of Engineering and a BINA faculty memeber,was recently awarded the honorary status of Senior Member of SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) for his contribution to the optics community, by applying nanoparticles in biomedical imaging and sensing, and for his overall career achievements. Additionally, he was appointed editor of the Cytometry Part-A Wily Journal.
Prof. Zeev Zalevsky director of BINA’s Nano-Photonics Center was recently awarded a Guest Professorship Fellowship as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Additionally, he received the Fellow of the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Award, and the Professorship Program Award at ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Prof. Zohar Amar of The Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology won the Rav Kook prize for his book "HaTzomeach Ve'HaChai B'Mishnat Ha'Rambam".
Professor Moshe Rosman, of the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate by Wroclaw Univesrity in Poland, for his contribution to the study of the Polish Jewry.
Dr. Noga Ayali Darshan, of the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Languages, has won a very prestigious award in Semitic studies from the American Oriental Society, a very large and important professional organization.
Dr. Lisa Maurice, of the Department of Classical Studies, won a group research grant given by the ERC (European Research Council), for a 5-year research proposal titled “Our Mythical Childhood: Classic culture in today’s youth culture as a response to local and global challenges.”
Prof. Moshe Orfali, of the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, has been elected as a member of the Spanish Royal Academy.
Dr. Avi Picard, of the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, won the Shazar Prize for Research in Jewish History.
Prof. Aharon Meir, of the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, was appointed to be a member of The Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA).
Prof. Adam Ferziger, of the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry will receive the prestigious 2015 National Jewish Book Award for Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism (Wayne State University Press). Prof. Ferziger's book was selected for the Award in the American Jewish Studies category.
The research conducted by Prof. Ehud Weiss, of the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, was termed as one of the hundred most significant studies of 2015 by the American Association of Science Magazine, Discover.
Prof. Alon Korngreen won the prestigious NSF-BSF (National Science Foundation - Binational US Israel Science Foundation) award, together with his collaborators, Prof. Nathan Urban and Prof. Rob Kass of Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg, for BIU's Faculty of Law, was awarded the 2014 Shneior Zalman Heshin Prize for Academic Excellence in Law, given annually by the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Prof. Doron A. Peled, of BIU's Department of Computer Science, won the prestigious 2014 CAV (Computer-Aided Verification) Award, for the development of partial-order reduction algorithms for efficient state-space exploration of concurrent systems.
Sanna Lonnfors, a student at the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing, has been awarded a research grant by Yad Vashem for research on her thesis, titled: Meine geliebten, goldenen Kinderer: Silenced Voices from the Holocaust. Lonnfors, who's personal mentor in the Creative Writing program is Prof. Evan Fallenberg, has also received funding from the Chydenius Foundation, a Finnish organization.
Prof. Gershon Bacon, of the Department of Jewish History, together with Dr. Mirjam Rajner of the Program for Jewish Art, won an ISF grant for the purpose of holding an international research workshop to investigate the Holocaust in Yugoslavia. The workshop is partly sponsored by Yad Vashem.
Prof. Louis Rowen of the Department of Mathematics was named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), For contributions to noncommutative algebra, and for service to the mathematical community.
Prof. Yair Goldreich of The Department of Geography and Environment won the Luke Howard Award, offered annually by the International Association for Urban Climate.
Prof. (Emeritus) Shlomo Havlin of the Department of Physics won the Rothchild award for Chemistry and Physics for the year 2014, for his exceptional contribution in the field of statistical physics of complex systems and its substantive affect on such fields as mathematics, computer sciences and biology.
Dr. Yael Bloch-Elkon of the School of Communication was honored with the prestigious Bruce E. Gronbeck Political Communication Research Award
Prof. Yehuda Lindell of the Department of Computer Science was awarded yet another ERC research grant.
Dr. Galia Yanoshevsky of the Department of French Studies, was knighted by the French Board of Education.
Prof. Susan Rothstein of the Department of English Literature and Linguistics was appointed member of the prestigious Academic Europaea
Prof. Eliezer Schlossberg, Lecturer at the Department of Arabic and Deputy Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, was appointed Chairman of the Committee of Teaching Arabic, Arab Studies and Islam at the Israel Board of Education.
Dr. Itamar Drori of the Department of Literature of the Jewish People (Hebrew Literature and the Literature of Jewish Languages) won the Gershon Shaked Award for Exception Doctoral Dissertation.
Medicine: Prof. Israel Amirav, of BIU's Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee and a pediatric pulmonologist at the Ziv Medical Center in Safed, was awarded the top prize for research at the CIPP International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonologist in Bangkok, Thailand.
Appointments: Prof. Jeffrey Perl, of BIU's Department of English Literature and Linguistics, was appointed as member of the New Center for Humanities Innovation at the University of Durham in England.
Academia Europaea: Bar Ilan University’s Linguistic scholar Prof. Susan Rothstein of the Department of English Literature and Linguistics was elected to the Academy of Europe, a non-governmental association of scientists and scholars aimed at promoting learning, education and research.