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Bar-Ilan University faculty and students are making discoveries and developing strategies that have world wide impact. This section contains information on the university’s ground-breaking achievements.

BIU Study Finds Physics Can Solve Key Challenges Facing AI

Researchers at Bar-Ilan University have found that physics, specifically power-law scaling—a concept used to explain phenomena ranging from earthquakes to linguistics—could help tackle significant challenges in artificial intelligence (AI).

Medical AI Startup Led By BIU Professors Raises $15M In Funding

Opmed.ai, an AI optimization platform for healthcare developed by Dr. Mor Brokman Meltzer, Prof. Baruch Barzel of Bar-Ilan University, and Avi Paz, has successfully raised $15M in Series A funding.

Opinion: The Gaza Terror Offensive

The detailed analysis by Dr. Eado Hecht outlines a complex situation involving Israel, Iran, and Hamas, along with other regional actors, reflecting an intensification of military and geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East.

Bar-Ilan Researchers Find That Better Routes Lead To Better AI

Researchers from Bar-Ilan University have published findings in Scientific Reports that suggest improving AI by making global decisions, rather than just adding more layers to deep learning (DL) architectures, can enhance performance significantly. The study, led by Prof. Ido Kanter, shows that choosing the most influential paths to outputs in DL systems can outperform traditional […]

Opinion: The EU Engagement In The Red Sea

In this Perspective Paper, Dr. George N. Tzogopoulos analyzes the evolving maritime dimension of the Israel-Hamas conflict and the broader regional response in the Red Sea, notably through EU's Operation ASPIDES.

Opinion: Israel’s Targeting of Hamas Commander Marwan Issa Was a Legal Operation

In his analysis, Prof. Louis René Beres discusses the legal and moral considerations surrounding Israel's targeted killing of Hamas commander Marwan Issa. Beres argues that this action was a legitimate measure of self-defense under international law.

Opinion: What Would “Total Victory” In Gaza Mean?

In this Perspective Paper, Col. (Res.) Shai Shabtai, discusses the evolving concept of victory in Israeli national security. Shabtai outlines four levels of victory: tactical, operational, strategic, and grand strategic, each involving different goals and outcomes in the military context.

Opinion: A Plan For Gazan Civilians Is A Strategic Necessity For Israel

In this analysis by Prof. Jonathan Rynhold and Dr. Toby Greene, the authors discuss the pressing need for Israel to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza to restore and maintain international legitimacy for its military actions against Hamas.

Dr. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari In The International Media

Professor Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, from Bar-Ilan University’s Rackman Center, was quoted by numerous international media outlets recently about the UN report findings of sexual violence perpetrated by Hamas on October 7th. Please click the links below to read more! CNN Fox News CP24 National Post CTV National AM 640 Canadian Jewish News Legislative Assembly of Ontario […]