BIU TODAY | The Bar-illan University magazine | Spring 2018 - 5778

Nano Art Open Campus BIU President, Prof. Arie Zaban Improving Our World Research by Prof. Yishai Weinstein, Prof. Ilana Berman- Frank, Dr. Anat Tchetchik, Dr. Adi Salomon, Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, Prof. Uri Nir and Dr. Adam Zaidel Improving Urban Life through BIU’s Smart Cities Project Dr. Eyal Yaniv, Dr. Orit Rotem, Prof. Itamar Lansky, Dr. Keren Agay Shay and Dr. Yuval Hadas Tuning in to the Cocktail Party Effect Dr. Elana Zion Golumbic Opinion – Freedom and the Autonomous Car PhD Candidate Dori Oriyan Opinion – Five Principles in Jewish-Economic Thought BIU Graduate Aharon Ariel Lavie 1 2 4 7 11 14 16 18 21 24 26 27 BIU Today Spring 2018 Contents On the cover: Urban life in the 21st century can be made easier by turning metropolises into smart cities. That’s a chief goal of BIU’s Smart City Impact Center, which is enlisting a range of technologies and solutions to upgrade urban systems in the seven municipalities adjacent to the Bar-Ilan University campus. Produced by the Division of External Relations Editor-in-Chief: Sharon Weingarten Writing: Ori Alon, Shula Frumer, Shaily Giveon, Talia Klein Perez, Gilah Krausz-Nevo, Merav Levkowitz, Deena Moher, Yair Ron, Ariel Rubinsky, Sharon Weingarten Editorial Board: Ronit Dekel, Judith Haimoff, Ori Hillel, Elana Oberlander Ben-Eliezer, Haim Zisovitch Translation: Shaily Giveon Research Assistant: Sarit Lapp Design: Raffael Blumenberg and Shiri Man Hyrowski Photography: Ronen Alkalai, Faith Baginsky, Chen Damari, David Garb, Yael Havush, Dror Miller, Racheli Ron, Itai Schremer, Elon Shlomo, Richard Wiskin Matching the Treatment to the Patient through Personalized Medicine Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, Prof. Cyrille Cohen, Prof. Yoram Luzon, Prof. Rachela Popovtzer and Prof. Erez Levanon Setting their Sights High Prof. Uri Polat, Dr. Yossi Mandel, Dr. Sharon Gilaie-Dotan and Dr. Yoram Bonneh An Insider’s View of Literary Review BIU Alumnus Dr. Arik Glasner Israeli Fencing Champion Targets Political Studies BIU Undergraduate Nicole Tal BIU’s Contributions to the State of Israel  7 11 27

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