AC(DM)2 - Afeka Center for Data Mining and Decision Making

AC(DM)2 - Afeka Center for Data Mining and Decision Making
Dr. Yehudit Aperstein

Head of Afeka Center
Dr. Yehudit Aperstein

Dr. Yehudit Aperstein is an assistant professor (aka senior lecturer) at the department of the industrial engineering of the Afeka College of Engineering. Dr. Aperstein is the founder and the head of the Afeka Center for Data Mining and Decision Making AC(DM)2.

Dr. Aperstein holds Ph.D. in the Mathematical Economics from the Weizmann Institute of Science and had earned her M.Sc. degree in the Game Theory from the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology. Dr. Aperstein was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Tel-Aviv University and at the Bar-Ilan University where she worked on application of decision-making to finance and economics. The research performed by Dr. Aperstein  had been published in the leading scientific journals and have been presented in a numerous international and national conferences.

Here at AC(DM)2, we take an holistic approach to engineering and business problems, by recognizing that, the knowledge extracted from data needs to be converted into an actionable intelligence, and eventually, into efficient decisions, that frequently are made under uncertainty. Therefore, we employ methods from decision-making theory for establishing quantitative decision-making processes that are supported by the insights obtained from the data. Establishing a decision-making process at the early stages of the solution frequently helps to define appropriate data mining methods for extracting required and substantial knowledge. Integrating data mining and decision-making methods is more beneficial than the traditional approach of mining data followed by decision making. Recently, we have applied the integrative approach of data mining and decision-making methods to problems from several different areas, including online retail, utilities, finance, and homeland security.
 
AC(DM)2 Team
The members of the center have vast experience in relevant data-mining and decision-making scientific areas. In the past few years, members of the center have taken part in research projects that are supported by academic and industry grants (e.g., Mekorot – the Israeli National Water Company, National Institute for Homeland Security and Israeli Chief Scientist). The members of the center regularly present their work at scientific conferences and publish research papers in international scientific journals.