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First Israeli appointed to European Scientific Council

February 10, 2011 02:42

Hebrew U. professor Danny Dolev, a leading computer scientist and engineer, has been named one of seven new members.

Danny Dolev

Danny Dolev 311. (photo credit:Ariel Jerozolimski)

Prof. Danny Dolev, a leading computer scientist and engineer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been named one of seven new members appointed by the European Commission to the Scientific Council, the governing body of the European Research Council.

He is the first Israeli to serve on the council, which is composed of 22 distinguished scientists and scholars.

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Scientists at HU have been consistently ranked among the top recipients of European Research Council grants, along with Britain’s Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Dolev holds the Berthold Badler Chair in Computer Science at the Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering at HU’s Faculty of Science. He is the chairman of the Authority for Computation, Communication and Information there and has served as chairman of the country’s National Committee for Information Technology and Infrastructure, as well as chairman of the Israel Inter-University Communication Center.

He co-authored, with MK Michael Eitan, the position document on Israel’s readiness for the information era.

The European Research Council is the first pan-European funding organization of its kind and aims to stimulate scientific excellence in Europe by encouraging competition for funding between the best creative researchers of any nationality and age. The scientific council defines the scientific funding strategy and methodologies and acts on behalf of Europe’s scientific community to promote creativity and innovative research.
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