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Visa issues during Jewish holiday

22 September, 2022

Between September 25 till October 17, 2022, The Hebrew University will be closed due to the Jewish High Holidays. Full office hours will be resumed on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

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We are facing challenging times with visa issues due to an ongoing strike at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Israeli embassies abroad and thus we would like to bring the following to your attention:

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Upcoming Digital Open Days

18 July, 2022

Join our Digital Open Day on July 31at 6pm JLM to learn more about our MA in Nonprofit Management & Leadership.

Learn to lead with impact at Israel’s premier university. Gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to thrive in key positions in the nonprofit sector. 
Join a global cadre of social entrepreneurs and explore the organizational, social, and financial aspects of nonprofit management in the fascinating city of Jerusalem.

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Moshe Shenfeld

The Hebrew University Student Wins Prestigious Apple AI Fellowship Israelis Nab 2 Out of 15 Spots Worldwide

20 March, 2022

(Jerusalem, March 17, 2022)—Moshe Shenfeld, a computer science PhD candidate at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)’s Rachel and Selim Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science has been selected as an Apple Scholar in AI/Machine Learning for 2022.  Shenfeld is one of only 15 awardees worldwide, the other Israeli recipient is from Tel Aviv University.  The PhD fellowship in Machine Learning and AI was created by Apple “to celebrate the contributions of students pursuing cutting-edge fundamental and applied machine learning research worldwide”.

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Currently, Shenfeld is researching privacy-preserving machine learning under the supervision of HU Professor Katrina Ligett.  His PhD focuses on differential privacy and its relation to adaptive data analysis and machine learning.  This is a relatively new area in computer science that explores how sensitive information with research value—such as data from hospital records—can be made accessible to researchers while also ensuring the privacy of the individuals involved.  With the help of his Apple mentor, Shenfeld hopes to create more effective barriers to data breaches, and to move privacy protection from the hands of corporations into the hands of users, so that users will not have to place their trust in external companies.

 

Prior to Hebrew University, Shenfeld studied at Yeshivat Hebron. He received his high school equivalency degree at the age of 24, after serving in the army.  Until he decided to go back to for a PhD, Shenfeld had a successful career at Mobileye.  “Being able to leave a job in hi-tech to pursue a PhD is a real privilege.  Getting an Apple Scholarship made it possible.  Apple has the largest differential privacy research group in the world and is unique because they put their findings into action--it’s not just theoretical.  I’m excited to do an internship there this summer or next, depending on the coronavirus.”

 

Each Apple Scholar will receive support for their research and academic travel and a coveted two-year mentorship with an Apple researcher in their field.

 

For more information, see https://machinelearning.apple.com/updates/apple-scholars-aiml-2022
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University of Toronto - Hebrew University of Jerusalem Research and Training Alliance: Call for Joint Proposals - 2022

23 January, 2022

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Final submission date: Monday, March 21, 2022,  at 17:00 (fund time)
Fund: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 Original Call for Proposal |   Fund Website

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