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La journée franco-israélienne organisée par Muriel Touaty, directrice générale du Technion France, « Applying Big Data, vers l’économie de la donnée » a rencontré un immense succès avec des centaines de participants. Muriel Touaty a accueilli d’éminents chercheurs israéliens : Avi Schroeder, Yoram Rozen, Miri Barak, Adam Schwartz, Alfred Bruckstein.
Avi Schroeder et son équipe développent à l’échelle nanométrique des « usines » qui fabriquent, dans l’organisme même, lorsqu’elles atteignent le site de la tumeur, des médicaments à base de protéines contre le cancer. Imitant la stratégie de fabrication de protéines existant dans la nature, les usines contiennent des ribosomes, des acides aminés et des enzymes- les blocs de construction nécessaires pour synthétiser le médicament à base de protéines souhaité. Mesurant 150 nanomètres ou moins – 1/1000 du diamètre d’une mèche de cheveux -, ces usines sont injectées dans le patient et circulent dans le sang jusqu’à atteindre la tumeur. De nombreuses tumeurs ayant des vaisseaux sanguins qui fuient, avec des pores de plusieurs centaines de nanomètres de large, ces usines sont suffisamment petites pour y pénétrer.
Asst. Prof. Miri Barak is the Head of the Science and Learning Technologies (SLT) group in the Department of Education in Science and Technology, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology. Her goal is to promote the use of cloud applications in teaching and learning, with emphasis on 21st century skills. Her work focuses on the integration of advanced technologies and augmented reality in science, technology, and engineering education. Her studies examine sociocultural aspects of collaborative learning in small groups, self-regulated learning in distance learning, and the promotion of innovative and flexible thinking. She is an expert in the development and evaluation of educational programs and web-based projects.
She is a Cum Laude graduate of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, and worked in the past as an R& D engineer in the industry. She received her MSc and PhD at the Department of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Educational Computing Initiatives (CECI).
Asst. Prof. Barak is an ICT (information and communication technologies) consultant, leading the first online course in Ethics of Research for all graduate students at the Technion. In addition, she is leading an international research project on MOOCs- massive online open courses. Asst. Prof. Barak published more than thirty papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.
Prof. Rozen was born and raised in Haifa, always knowing that one day he study at the Technion. Following his military service he began his studies at the Technion Physics department. After completing his M.Sc in physics under the supervision of Prof. Jacques Goldberg, A French veteran, Prof. Rozen moved to the US to complete his graduate studies. In his Ph.D. thesis he discovered a rare decay of particles which was given the whimsical name “Penguin decay”. Upon receiving his Ph.D. Prof. Rozen moved to Geneva as a postdoc at the European lab – CERN. In 96 He joined the Physics faculty at the Technion continuing his research of particle physics at CERN. Prof. Rozen is a member of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN and is part of the team that discovered the Higgs particle in 2012. He is the head of the Israeli branch of the LHC Grid Computing, the current solution for “Big Data” analyzing.
Prof. Shwartz, the Julius M. and Bernice Naiman Chair in Engineering, is the former dean of electrical engineering at the Technion. His research interests are in stochastic estimation, Markov decision processes, stochastic games, and large deviations.
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