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Professor Emeritus Paul Feigin joined the Faculty in 1976. He completed his Ph.D. in Statistics at the Australian National University in 1975.
Prof. Feigin is an authority on statistical design and analysis of genomic and clinical studies. His research covers three main areas: inference for stochastic processes, modern methods of forecasting and data-mining, and design and analysis of experiments. His most recent research projects include statistical analysis of genetic association studies and analysis of customer patience in call centers and other queueing systems.
He held the Gruenblat Chair in Production Engineering before retirement, and together with the late Prof. Ayala Cohen, he headed the Technion Statistical Laboratory. He is an elected fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and of the International Statistical Institute
Alongside his academic activity Paul has extensive experience in the industry. He worked for Teva Pharmaceuticals as a statistical consultant, and served as the scientific director of TechnoSTAT Ltd. He continues to serve as Head of the Technion Statistics laboratory, and with 3 senior statisticians provides statistical consulting services to researchers from a variety of institutions, including the Technion, as well as to industry – particularly to healthcare companies.
Prof. Feigin served as Technion Senior Executive Vice President (2007–2013) and as the Technion Vice President for Strategic Projects (2013 – 2016). He served as Dean of The Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management (now renamed Data and Decision Sciences) from 1999–2002.
Prof. Feigin was appointed as Director of the Israel Data Science Initiative (IDSI) in 2020, an umbrella organization set up by the Council of Higher Education to coordinate data science activities among the Data Science Research Centers established at 7 of Israel’s universities. IDSI seeks to promote data science in a variety of core and application domains, throughout Israeli academia and society, as well as promoting collaboration with similar national and international bodies.