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Professor Avigdor Gal joined the faculty in 2001. He received his Ph.D in Information Systems Engineering, from the Technion in 1995, followed by two-years post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto.
His research focuses on effective methods of integrating data from multiple and diverse sources, which affect the way businesses and consumers seek information over the Internet.
His current work zeroes in on schema matching — the task of providing communication between databases, and connecting such communication to real-world concepts. Another line of research involves the identification of complex events such as flu epidemics, biological attacks, and breaches in computer security, and its application to disaster and crisis management. He has applied his research to European and American projects in government, eHealth, and the integration of business documents.