Assistant Professor Kinneret Teodorescu Joined the Faculty in 2016 She received her PhD in Behavioral Sciences from the Technion in 2014. Kinneret has spent two years from 2014 to 2016 as a post-doctoral fellow at Indiana University.
Kinneret’s main research deals with the interplay between optimal search and human behavior: Why people deviate from optimal exploration? When people do not search enough and when do they search too much? Kinneret studies both sides of the coin: (1) how computational and analytic optimal solutions to different search problems aid in understanding human cognition and behavior and also (2) how behavioral data can shed light on plausible efficient solutions. Additional questions relate to how people select their search strategies and how different contexts/environments factor into generating a set of available strategies to choose from.