Advisory Board

Dr. Avi Ostfeld
With main research activities involving almost every aspect of water distribution systems, from management and control to security and optimization, Dr. Ostfelf is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and an Affiliate Professor at Zhejiang University, China. On completing his studies and various research activities, he served as project manager and senior engineer at TAHAL Consulting Engineers Ltd., where he was involved in water resources development and water supply projects for the Israel Water Commission, Mekorot. He was a Civil Engineering Research Associate at the University of Arizona, Visiting Professor at University of Illinois Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Visiting Professor to the Research Center for Environmental Quality Management (RCEQM) at the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan. Dr. Ostfeld holds a BSc in Agricultural Engineering, and an MSc and DSc in Civil Engineering from Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

Professor Liran Einav
Liran Einav is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University and a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is also the co-organizer of the insurance working group. Einav’s areas of specialization are industrial organization and applied microeconomics. An important strand of his research is focused on insurance markets, including the development of empirical models of insurance demand and pricing. Einav has also studied consumer behavior and the pricing of subprime auto loans, competition in the motion picture industry, strategic commitment, and more recently internet markets. Einav is a co-editor of Econometrica (one of the leading journals in economics), was a co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and serves on the editorial board of several other journals. He received his BA Summa Cum Laude in computer science and economics from Tel Aviv University in 1997, and his MA and PhD in economics from Harvard University in 2002.