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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
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:

Teaching (Spring 2020):

  • MATH 181.01, MATH EVERYWHERE Synopsis
    Gross Hall 103, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • MATH 181.02, MATH EVERYWHERE Synopsis
    Gross Hall 103, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

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

  1. Sabetsarvestani, Z; Sober, B; Higgitt, C; Daubechies, I; Rodrigues, MRD, Artificial intelligence for art investigation: Meeting the challenge of separating x-ray images of the Ghent Altarpiece., Science Advances, vol. 5 no. 8 (August, 2019), pp. eaaw7416 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Shaus, A; Sober, B; Tzang, O; Ioffe, Z; Cheshnovsky, O; Finkelstein, I; Piasetzky, E, Raman Binary Mapping of Iron Age Ostracon in an Unknown Material Composition and High-Fluorescence Setting—A Proof of Concept, Archaeometry, vol. 61 no. 2 (April, 2019), pp. 459-469, WILEY [doi]  [abs]
  3. Mendel-Geberovich, A; Faigenbaum-Golovin, S; Shaus, A; Sober, B; Cordonsky, M; Piasetzky, E; Finkelstein, I; Milevski, I, A renewed reading of Hebrew ostraca from cave A-2 at ramat beit shemesh (Nahal Yarmut), based on multispectral imaging, Vetus Testamentum, vol. 69 no. 4-5 (January, 2019), pp. 682-701 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Dym, N; Sober, B; Daubechies, I, Expression of Fractals Through Neural Network Functions., Corr, vol. abs/1905.11345 (2019)
  5. Mendel-Geberovich, A; Shaus, A; Faigenbaum-Golovin, S; Sober, B; Cordonsky, M; Piasetzky, E; Finkelstein, I, A brand new old inscription: Arad ostracon 16 rediscovered via multispectral imaging, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, vol. 378 no. 378 (November, 2017), pp. 113-125, University of Chicago Press [doi]  [abs]
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