Technion Data And Decision Sciences faculty members have diverse areas of expertise and research interests, which include: human resource management; financial management; marketing, negotiation, and communication; law and ethics; and strategy and entrepreneurship.

Academic Staff

  • Smorodinsky Rann

Prof. Rann Smorodinsky

Prof. Rann Smorodinsky joined the Faculty in 1997, He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Tel Aviv University in 1995.

  • Prof Emer. Miriam Erez

Prof. Miriam Erez

Prof Erez’s first degree, from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was in Psychology and Sociology (1965). Her M.Sc. (1969) and D.Sc. (1972) from the Technion were in Behavioral Sciences and Management with an emphasis on Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

  • Prof. Ido Erev

Prof. Ido Erev

Ido Erev (PhD: University of North Carolina, 1990, Cognitive/Quantitative Psychology). Ido joined the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management  in 1990 as a lecturer. He was promoted to full professor in 2004, and has held the “Women’s Division—ATS Academic Chair” since 2006.

Prof. Eitan Naveh

Professor Eitan Naveh joined the Faculty in 2001. He received his D.Sc. in Quality Assurance and Reliability—all from the Technion in 1995, followed by post-doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

  • Prof. Avraham Shtub

Prof. Avraham Shtub

Professor Avraham Shtub holds the Stephen and Sharon Seiden Chair in Project Management. He has a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (1974), an MBA from Tel Aviv University (1978) and a Ph.D in Management Science and Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington (1982).

  • Dr. Kinneret Teodorescu

Prof. Kinneret Teodorescu

Kinneret Teodorescu studies search behavior and related aspects of decision making from both psychological and economic point of views. She holds BA in psychology and economics from Tel-Aviv University (2004-2008, magna cum laude) and MSc and PhD in Behavioral Sciences from the Technion (2008-2014, summa cum laude).

Dr. Atar Herziger

Assistant Professor Atar Herziger joined the faculty in 2021. She received her Ph.D. in Social and Economic Psychology at University of Cologne in Germany in 2018 (Summa Cum Laude). From 2018 to 2021, Atar held a post-doctoral research position at the Sustainability Institute at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Omer Ben-Porat

Omer Ben-Porat is a 4th-year PhD student in the Industrial Engineering and Management faculty of the Technion, working with Professor Moshe Tennenholtz. Omer’s research interests lie in the overgrowing intersection of Game Theory and Machine Learning. In his PhD, Omer focuses on market-oriented Machine Learning.

Adjunct Lecturers

Visiting Assistant Prof. Assaf Avrahami

Assaf Avrahami holds BSc in mechanical and electrical engineering and an MBA in technology management and marketing. He holds a PhD degree in the area of industrial management and he is a Visiting Professor in the faculty of industrial Engineering and management.

Dr. Yitzhak Kohavi – CPA

Dr. Yitzhak Kohavi received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the joint program of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and the University of Haifa (2005). He is a Certified Public Accountant (1994) with vast experience in public companies.

Prof. Shosh Shahrabani

associate professor of economics. Expert on behavioral economics and decision making. Member of the Budgeting and Planning Committee. Chairwoman of the Research and Development of International Ties Authority at the Emek Yezreel Academic College.

Visiting Assistant Dr. Yifat Aran

Visiting Assistant Professor Yifat Aran joined the faculty in 2020. Yifat holds an LLB and LLM from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a JSM and JSD from Stanford University, where she was a Fellow in the Olin Program in Law and Economics and the Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (SIGF). Yifat is a commercial litigator and a former Israeli Supreme Court law clerk. Yifat also holds a faculty position at the University of Haifa Law School.

Dr. Mahmoud Qadan

Mahmoud Qadan is Assistant Professor of Finance in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Haifa. His research interests are in the areas of asset pricing, the microstructure of capital markets, financial econometrics, and behavioral finance.

Dr. Sara lev

Sara Lev leads the Start-Up MBA program at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology.

Mr. Saul Orbach

Saul Orbach is a highly accomplished Serial Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Social Impact Investor, C-Suite Officer and Executive, Consultant, Lecturer, Thought Leader, Board Member, and Advisor, with over 34 years of extensive experience building and exiting startup and growth companies, turning around failing companies, as well as training the next generation of entrepreneurs. Saul is the Co-Founder and CEO of his 8th startup, NephFlo, Inc., a company developing artificial implantable and wearable kidneys.

Dr. Barak Ben-Avinoam

Dr. Ben-Avinoam joined the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management in 2013 as a Lecturer and has been teaching a verity of courses on Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Yaniv Levyatan

Digital marketing expert. Fields of specialty: Psychological Warfare in business, Cyber security and marketing, Digital Marketing and Social Media Marketing.

Mr. Pavel Zaslavsky

Pavel Zaslavsky is the General Manager of Lisuto Israel, a Japanese – Israeli start up, that develops global content AI solutions for ecommerce.

Dr. Ze’ev Ganor

Dr. Ze'ev Ganor is a serial entrepreneur with 11 start-ups and over 38 years experience in senior management, R&D, international marketing & sales, and business development.

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