Assoc. Prof. Ayala Cohen



Professor Ayala Cohen is the Head of the Statistics Laboratory that operates within the Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. and is part of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management. Its staff includes in addition to Professor Cohen, two statisticians, with a Ph.D degree, and Professor Paul D. Feigin, who serves as a consultant.

Professor Ayala Cohen is an applied statistician. She received her Ph.D. degree in statistics at the Johns Hopkins University in 1967. Throughout all her years at the Technion, she worked with researchers in various disciplines and, while publishing joint papers, also wrote methodological papers in statistical journals on the techniques which she developed. Her publications include joint papers with researchers in various areas, such as Behavioral Sciences and Medicine, as well as papers in statistical journals. Professor Cohen has a continuous cooperation with medical doctors and consulted for Teva Pharmaceuticals. She is a past president of the Israel Statistical Society and was a member of the advisory committee for statistical methodology nominated by the National Statistical Council. She is an expert in Applied Multivariate Analysis, Hierarchical Modeling, Biostatistics


Selected Publications


Ayala Cohen,  Etti Doveh  and  Inbal  Nahum-Shani  "Testing Agreement for Multi item Scales with the Indices rWG(J) and ADM(J)" Organizational Research Methods, Vol12(1), 148-164,2009

Ayala Cohen, Inbal  Nahum-Shani  and Etti Doveh   "Further Insight and Additional Inference Methods for Polynomial Regression Applied to the Analysis of Congruence"  Multivariate Behavioral Research, Vol  45(5), 428 ,2010

Peres-Dubrovsky,S.,Kaveh,M.,Deutsh-Caster,T.,Cohen,A.,and Tirosh,E. “  The Human Figure Drawing as Related to Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)”  Journal of Child Neurology 25, 689-693,2010

Daniel-Spiegel E., Weiner E.,Yarom I.,Doveh E., Friedman P.,Cohen A., Shalev E.    "Establishment of fetal biometric charts, using quantile regression analysis"  Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 32(1),23-33, 2012

Tzischinsky O., Cohen A.; Doveh E., Epstein R., Ribak J., Klein D., Pillar G., Treister-Efrat ,D., Lavie P. "Screening applicants for professional driving license for sleep disordered breathing" Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54(10) ,1275-80, 2012

Tal,G., Cohen A., Habib S., and  Tirosh , E.. " Decreased head circumference velocity as related to developmental deficit in infancy" . Pediatric Neurology, 47(5), 341-344. , 2012

Sorek-Hamer, M., Cohen, A., Levy, R.C., Ziv, B., Broday, D.M." Classification of dust days by satellite remotely sensed aerosol products" International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(8), 2672-2688, 2013

 Smadja, D., Touboul, D., Cohen, A., Doveh, E., Santhiago, M.R., Mello, G.R., Krueger, R.R , Colin, J.  " Detection of Subclinical Keratoconus Using an Automated Decision Tree Classification", American Journal of Ophthalmology, 156(2), 237–246,2013

 Turner,D.,Doveh,E.,Cohen,A.,Wilson,M.L.,Grossman,A.B.,Rosh,R.J.,Lu,Y.,Bousvarous,A., Deslanders,C.,Noble,A.,Baldassano,R.N.,Levine,A.,Lerner,A.,Wilson,D.,C,Griffin,A.,M  "Efficacy of oral methotrexate in paediatric Crohn’s disease: a multi- centre propensity score study",  GUT, 64:12 ,1898-1904,2015

Bamberger, P.  & Cohen, A ." Driven to the Bottle: Work-related Risk Factors and Alcohol Misuse among Commercial Drivers" Journal of Drug  Issues, 45(2), 180-201,2015

Sorek-Hamer, M. , Kloog, I,.Koutrakis, P., Strawa, A., Chatfield, R., Cohen, A.,Ridgway, F. D.,  Broday, D.  Assessment of PM2.5concentrations over bright surfaces using MODIS satellite observations "Remote Sensing of Environment 180-185,2015 


Applied Statistics, Graphical Methods, Hierarchical Data, Bio-statistics