Yoav Benjamini is Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics at the Department of statistics and Operations Research at Tel Aviv University. He holds BSc. In Physics and BSc and MSc. In mathematics from the Hebrew University (1976), and PhD in Statistics from Princeton University (1981). He is a member of the Sagol School of Neuroscience and the Edmond Safra Bioinformatics Center. He was a visiting professor at U of Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, Stanford and Columbia Universities. Prof. Benjamini is a co-developer of the widely used and cited False Discovery Rate concept and methodology. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the US National Academy of Sciences. Prof. Benjamini received the Israel Prize in Statistics and Economics and the Founders of Statistics Prize of the International Statistical Institute.

Research Interests

Yoav Benjamini's research topics are selective and simultaneous inference and in particular false discovery rate methodologies, replicability and reproducibility problems in science at large and data mining. He currently combines these with applications in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Animal Behavior, Geography, Meteorology, Psychology Brain Imaging and Health Informatics.

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International Member

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Primary Section

Section 32: Applied Mathematical Sciences