Alon Kipnis

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I am a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the School of Computer Science at Reichman University. I completed my PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 2017 under the supervision of Andrea Goldsmith. Between 2017-2021 I was a postdoctoral research scholar and a lecturer at the Department of Statistics at Stanford University, advised by David Donoho.

My research is in the areas of mathematical statistics and information theory. I focus on developing methods for signal detection and classification in high-dimensions when data is noisy and scarce. My work usually combines theoretic analysis with ambitious simulations and data science work.

I have held several industry positions alongside academia. Since 2020 I am the Head of AI at SenseIP. In 2017, I helped co-found Walaris (formerly Tarsier Technologies) after taking part in the first iteration of Hacking for Defence. I was also a research intern at Huawei in the summer of 2015 and an algorithm developer at Sandisk (now part of Western Digital) between 2011-2012.

I am looking for graduate students with strong mathematical background and programing skills interested in working on research projects in the broad area of machine learning, data science, and information theory. Please check out the list of available projects.

Upcoming teaching

  • Fall (2023-2024):

    • An introduction to information theory

  • Spring (2023-2024):

    • An introduction to machine learning

    • Information theory and language modeling (seminar)


Efi Arazi School of Computer Science
Reichman University (IDC Herzliya)
Herzliya, Israel