News & Events


April 22nd, 2021
Meeting with Professor Yoav Shoham, Faculty graduate and professor emeritus of computer science at Stanford University
The students met with Prof. Yoav Shoham, Faculty graduate and professor emeritus of computer science at Stanford University. His research focuses on artificial intelligence in the field of multi-agent systems and game theory. During the meeting, Prof. Shoham spoke to the students about academia, industry and life itself. He told the students about his academic path and his research, and also described his entrepreneurship and the companies he established that deal with online businesses. The most well-known of these is Trading Dynamics, involved in online tenders. Prof. Shoham is the CEO and co-founder (with Prof. Amnon Shashua and Ori Goshen) of AI21 Labs, which deals with AI applications.
December 17th, 2020
Meeting with David Sokolic, Manageing Partner at OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Fund
Students met online with David Sokolic, managing partner at OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Fund. The meeting focused on crowdfunding as a method for funding initiatives.OurCrowd, one of the worlds’ leading crowdfunding platform for investing in startups, is managed by serial entrepreneur, Jon Medved. Since 2014, OurCrowd has invested over 220 million dollars in 93 portfolio companies.  
July 22nd, 2020
Yevgeny Dibrov, a Lapidim graduate, CEO and co-founder of Aramis, in an article in Calcalist

"Organizations today are a lot more exposed to cyberattacks”,said Yevgeny Dibrov in an interview during Calcalist’s online cyber conference. For the complete article, see:,7340,L-3840378,00.html  (Hebrew)

January 6th, 2020
(עברית) אקזיט של בוגרי תכנית לפידים: נדיר יזרעאל ויבגני דבירוב

Lapidim Program alumni make a high-tech exit: Nadir Izrael and Yevgeny Dibrov

Nadir Israel and Yevgeny Dibrov, Lapidim Program alumni (class of 2014), are the founders of the cyber startup, Aramis, which was just purchased by Insight Ventures for $1 billion. For the complete story as reported in Calcalist:,7340,L-3777133,00.html

December 23rd, 2019
Israeli startup Aramis is on Globes’ list of ten most promising startup companies

Aramis, an Israeli startup, founded by Nadir and Yevgeny, Lapidim graduates, is ranked number four on Globes’ list of the ten most promising startup companies.

To read the complete article (in Hebrew), see

December 15th, 2019
Yevgeny Dibrov and Nadir Izrael, Lapidim graduates, feature in an article in Calcalist

Google invests in Aramis Tel Aviv

Aramis protects IoT devices and Google is investing millions of dollars in the company as part of increasing its efforts in the area. Google intends to continue investing in the future.

To read the complete article (in Hebrew), see:,7340,L-3773689,00.html

May 2nd, 2019
PODS 2019 submission 84 -- award notification

Nofar Carmeli has won the Best Student Paper Award together with her coauthor Markus Kröll, on their paper:

On the Enumeration Complexity of Unions of Conjunctive Queries, by Nofar Carmeli and Markus Kröll

February 25th, 2019
They have emergency situations in control

Tal Alon and Yarden Shapira, students in the Department’s Lapidim Program, developed an innovative information system for the Galilee Medical Center. The system is intended to assist the hospital administration in making educated and information-based decisions during emergencies. The two students executed the project under the supervision of Prof. Benny Kimelfeld, the academic faculty member in charge of the Lapidim Program.

The system that they developed, with an easy-to-use and friendly interface, presents the hospital management with a wide range of necessary data in real time: the number of people in a department/ward, anticipated number of patients that will be hospitalized, anticipated number of patients that will be released, and vailability of operating rooms and units of blood. The system worked successfully during an “war exercise”, held on February 7th, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health’s Crisis Handling Unit, the IDF, the Israel Police, Magen David Adom in Israel, and additional emergency services.

The pair have given us real reasons to be proud of them!

 :To read the complete article (in Hebrew), see,7340,L-5469488,00.html

May 29th, 2018
The new Lapidim complex

Lapidim students have recently been gifted with a new home in the Faculty. The new space was designed to create a welcoming learning environment and encourage dynamic interaction among Lapidim students. The area includes space for studying, for holding conferences and relaxing.