About the speaker

Professor Sheizaf Rafaeli is the Head of the Center for Internet Research at the University of Haifa and a Senior Research Fellow at the Samuel Naeman Institute of the Technion.

Professor Sheizaf Rafaeli studies the design, use and impact of online systems, and is interested in their social, organizational, cognitive, educational, business, ethical and political aspects. His work, articles and books have been cited over 10000 times in the scientific literature. His Google Scholar profile is here: http://bit.ly/GoogleScholarSheizaf . His home page is here: http://rafaeli.net and full academic CV is here: http://bit.ly/VitaSheizaf2018

Rafaeli is cofounder and editor of the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication (JCMC), and a member of several editorial boards of other academic journals and publishers. He holds a PhD from Stanford University. He has served as visiting professor at a number of major institutions including the University of Michigan, Stanford University, the Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, Technion, University of Sydney, Hong Kong, Fudan and ECNU Universities in China, Michigan State University, CIIM, IDC and more. Sheizaf has written a weekly column for the popular and financial press. He is a former (two term) head of the Graduate School of Management at the University of Haifa. Sheizaf produced a radio series for the broadcast university and participated in the production of several radio and television programs. Sheizaf is a member of the management of the national Center of Excellence (ICORE) for the study of Learning in the Networked Society (LINKS). He is coauthor and creator of the Digital Culture/Clutter MOOC on EdX.org. Sheizaf is a director in a range of NGOs, including the Wikimedia Foundation, NPTech, and Milestones.

Prof. Rafaeli has advised dozens of doctoral dissertations, and mentored numerous masters theses and post-doctoral fellows in Israel and abroad. He has won a series of research, teaching and civic awards. In the course of his work, Rafaeli has raised research grants from national and international research foundations (ISF, GIF, EU, Tempus), as well as from various governmental and industry sources. He serves as consultant, reviewer, chairperson and invited keynote speaker in multiple venues, conferences and organizations.

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