Neomi Frisch Aviram
Neomi Frisch-Aviram was awarded a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue her research project titled “Street Level Identities: Exploring Street Level Worker's Identity from a Micro, Meso, and Macro-Level Perspective”. In her PhD at the University of Haifa, she studied street- level policy entrepreneurship training in public organizations. In her postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago, she will combine theoretical and experimental approaches to explore how personal, organizational and cultural identities of street level bureaucrats relate to each other to affect decision making, and in turn, public service delivery. Neomi has a B.A degree in sociology and Jewish philosophy from the Hebrew University and an M.A degree in political science from the Hebrew University. Neomi is the recipient of ASPA's Best Paper Award (2017), ASPA's Founders' Fellows Award (2018) and the University of Haifa Public Administration Division Prize for Excellence (2019). Neomi's postdoctoral project aims to help policy makers and public administration managers as they work to construct programs and policies for preparing and maintaining a high-quality public service.
Neomi's recent publications include:
Neomi Frisch-Aviram, Itai Beeri and Nissim Cohen (2019). "Entrepreneurship in the Policy Process: Connecting Behavior and Context Using a Systematic Review of Policy Entrepreneurship Literature". Public Administration Review.
Neomi Frisch-Aviram, Nissim Cohen and Itai Beeri. (2019). "Linking Policy Entrepreneurship Characteristics and Strategies: Insights from A Systematic Review of 229 Case-studies". Policy Studies Journal.
Neomi Frisch-Aviram, Nissim Cohen and Itai Beeri. (2018). "Low-Level Bureaucrats, Local Government Regimes and Policy Entrepreneurship". Policy Sciences.
Muhammad Khatib was awarded the Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue his research project titled “A Tissue-Like Electrically and Chemically Functional Platform for Neural Recording and Modulation” at Stanford University. This research aims to explore new multifunctional devices capable of forming intimate interfaces with neurons without provoking severe foreign-body responses. This would facilitate the detailed mapping of neural activities and serve as efficient neuroprosthetic links with electronic circuits. Such devices can be used for tackling fundamental questions in neuroscience and as powerful tools for treatment of neurological diseases. His PhD research focused on the development of soft sensing materials and electronic skins for wearable diagnostic applications, robotics, and prosthetics.
Muhammad’s recent publications include:
M. Khatib, T.-P. Huynh, Y. Deng, Y. D. Horev, W. Saliba, W. Wu, and H. Haick. "A freestanding stretchable and multifunctional transistor with intrinsic self‐healing properties of all device components." Small 15, no. 2 (2019): 1803939.
M. Khatib, T.-P. Huynh, J. J. Sun, T. T. Do, P. Sonar, F. Hinkel, K. Müllen, and H. Haick. "Organic Transistor Based on Cyclopentadithiophene‐Benzothiadiazole Donor–Acceptor Copolymer for the Detection and Discrimination between Multiple Structural Isomers." Advanced Functional Materials 29, no. 9 (2019): 1808188.
Gal Mendelson was awarded a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue his research project focusing on data driven resource utilization. He is particularly interested in developing and analyzing a data driven load balancing framework for computer cluster applications such as data centers and cloud computing. In his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, he worked on the design and analysis of new load balancing algorithms for systems with challenging resource constraints and performance cost tradeoffs in the areas of low communication, replication and cancellation and consistent hashing. Gal’s work on diffusion scale analysis of time varying queueing networks was awarded the 2019 Informs Applied Probability Society best student paper award.
Gal’s recent publications include (authors in alphabetical order):
Atar, R., Keslassy, I., & Mendelson, G. (2019). “Subdiffusive Load Balancing in Time-Varying Queueing Systems.” Operations Research, 67(6), 1678-1698.
Atar, R., Keslassy, I., Mendelson, G., Orda, A., & Vargaftik, S. (2019). Persistent-idle load-distribution. To appear in Stochastic Systems.
Atar, R., Keslassy, I., & Mendelson, G. (2019). Replicate to the shortest queues. Queueing Systems, 92(1-2), 1-23.
Yael Millgram was awarded a Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship to pursue her research project titled: “Choosing Rumination in Depression”. The project aims to examine whether and how often people who suffer from depression voluntarily choose to use rumination- an emotion regulation strategy associated with depression maintenance and recurrence. Such investigation could provide clues into potential motivational factors underlying the use of rumination in depression.
Yael completed here B.A., M.A. and PhD in clinical psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her PhD focused on assessing what depressed individuals want to feel (i.e., emotion goals), and the potential implications of emotion goals in depression for mental health.
Yael’s recent publications include:
Millgram, Y., Huppert, J.D., & Tamir, M. (in press). Emotion Goals in Psychopathology: A New Perspective on Dysfunctional Emotion Regulation. Current Directions in Psychological Science.
Millgram, Y., Joormann, J., Huppert, J. D., Lampert, A., & Tamir, M. (2019). Motivations to experience happiness and sadness in depression: Temporal stability and implications for coping with stress. Clinical Psychological Science, 7, 143-161.