Dima Kagan, Thomas Chesney & Michael Fire

Dima Kagan is a doctoral student in the Department of Software and Information Engineering at the Ben Gurion University. He is a data scientist and has wide research interests including network science, cyber security, movies, and medicine.

Thomas Chesney is a British–Irish Professor of computational social scientist at Nottingham University Business School. Born in Northern Ireland, Chesney uses simulation to study economic behaviour such as the problem of modern slavery. He is also the coauthor of a widely used textbook, Principles of Business Information Systems.

Michael Fire is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Software and Information Systems Engineering Department at Ben-Gurion University (BGU), Israel, and the founder of the Data Science for Social Good Lab. Michael was the recipient of the Moore/Sloan Data Science Fellowship and the WRF Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Science at the University of Washington. For excellence in his PhD studies, he won the Kreitman Prize. Michael's main research interests lie in big data, machine learning, social network analysis, and security and privacy. Michael also has gained extensive hands-on experience as a data scientist working for several companies and organizations.

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