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Barak Sober, Phillip Griffiths Assistant Research Professor

Barak Sober

I am currently privilaged to be working with Prof. Ingrid Daubechies. Before that, I have completed my PhD in applied mathematics at Tel-Aviv University under the mentoring of Prof. David Levin. My MSc was co-mentored by Prof. Levin and Prof. Israel Finkelstein from the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations. 

My research ranges between analysis of high dimensional data from a geometrical perspective and the application of mathematical and statistical methods in digital humanities.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Gross Hall
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2800
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:

Teaching (Fall 2020):

    Online ON, TuTh 01:45 PM-02:35 PM
    Online ON, TuTh 01:45 PM-02:35 PM
Teaching (Spring 2021):

  • MATH 181.01, MATH EVERYWHERE Synopsis
    Online ON, TuTh 01:45 PM-03:00 PM

Ph.D.Tel Aviv University (Israel)2018
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Sober, B; Aizenbud, Y; Levin, D, Approximation of functions over manifolds: A Moving Least-Squares approach, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, vol. 383 (February, 2021), pp. 113140-113140, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs]
  2. Dym, N; Sober, B; Daubechies, I, Expression of Fractals Through Neural Network Functions, Ieee Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory, vol. 1 no. 1 (May, 2020), pp. 57-66, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [doi]
  3. Pu, W; Sober, B; Daly, N; Higgitt, C; Daubechies, I; Rodrigues, MRD, A connected auto-encoders based approach for image separation with side information: With applications to art investigation, 2015 Ieee International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (Icassp), vol. 2020-May (May, 2020), pp. 2213-2217, ISBN 9781509066315 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Faigenbaum-Golovin, S; Shaus, A; Sober, B; Turkel, E; Piasetzky, E; Finkelstein, I, Algorithmic handwriting analysis of the Samaria inscriptions illuminates bureaucratic apparatus in biblical Israel., Plos One, vol. 15 no. 1 (January, 2020), pp. e0227452 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Shaus, A; Gerber, Y; Faigenbaum-Golovin, S; Sober, B; Piasetzky, E; Finkelstein, I, Forensic document examination and algorithmic handwriting analysis of Judahite biblical period inscriptions reveal significant literacy level., Plos One, vol. 15 no. 9 (January, 2020), pp. e0237962 [doi]  [abs]
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