About Me

Kira Radinsky

My passion has always been, and always will be, predictions. During my PhD and my work in Microsoft Research I was leading research in the field of Web Dynamics and Temporal Information Retrieval. I developed algorithms that leverage web knowledge and dynamics to predict future events, that enable early warning of globally impactful events (e.g. riots or diseases) by spotting clues in past and present news reports.

Currently, I serve as the CEO of Diagnostic Robotics, where the most advanced technologies in the field of artificial intelligence are harnessed to make healthcare better, cheaper, and more widely available. In the past, I co-founded SalesPredict, acquired by eBay in 2016, and served as eBay director of data science and IL chief scientist.

I write about the application of Predictive Analytics both for general good (Predictive Analytics Blog) and in business (HBR articles). I remain involved in research activities including: publishing work, organizing workshops and tutorials, and speaking at the world's leading data mining conferences, WWW, SIGIR, AAAI and WSDM among others, and serve as a visiting Professor at the Technion.

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About My Research

My primary research focus is on how Web Dynamics and Knowledge can help us predict future events in our world. I investigate the changes the Web undergoes with time, from such salient changes as the addition and evolution of content, to more subtle temporal dynamics of user behavior, and how these can be used to predict future population behavior. I combine this dynamics along with other World Knowledge available on the Web to build systems that feed on numerous heterogeneous resources, such as Web activity, Real-Time media and Social media, to alert about upcoming future global events.

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Here's Why eBay Is Acquiring SalesPredict?

Dr. Kira Radinsky: "Lady Globes" Woman of 2016

This eBay acquires predictive analytics startup SalesPredict to boost its machine learning

This Scientist Uses The New York Times Archive To Eerily, Accurately Predict The Future

10 Female Founders To Watch Out Of Israel

Software Predicts Tomorrow's News by Analyzing Today's and Yesterday's

Kira Radinsky - the Modern Inventor

News headlines used to predict future events

Alex Karp and Kira Radinsky on Finding the Balance Between Big Data and Privacy

Seven Start-Ups From Israel That You May Want To Watch

How Tech Can Protect Citizens From Big Data That Never Forget

Kira Radinsky, the Prophet of the Web

Meet the women lighting the Independence Day torches: Dr. Kira Radinsky

SalesPredict Lands $4.1M In Series A Funding

No One Can Predict the News, But Kira Radinsky Gets Close

Predictive algorithm helps companies better tailor pricing, policies and now future events

This Software Can Analyze News And Predict Disease, Violence, And Disaster

Future News Predicted Now

The Future Of Israel - Kira Radinsky Profile

Outsource your empathy with life prediction tool

Geniale - Elle predit le futur!

What Should Data Scientists Know?

Kira Radinsky Highlighted: Solving mysteries using predictive analytics

Invited Articles and Books:

How to Make Better Predictions When You Don't Have Enough Data

Hacking to Machine Learning Algorithms

The Data Monopoly

Using Algorithms to Predict the Next Outbreak

You Need an Algorithm, Not a Data Scientist

Predicting the Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  
(Invited articles series on peace with Tony Blair, Ban Ki-Moon, Prof. Daniel Kahneman and more)

Data Scientists at Work (Book): Featuring Kira Radinsky

More Press: Haaretz (English), Jerusalem Post (English), No Camels (English)

Chatting on Radio 90.7 FM (California) about Leveraging Computer Science to Save Lives

Press from the Israeli media in Hebrew:
* Television: Friday Studio (Ulpan Shishi ,Channel 2), London and Kirshenbaum (Channel 10 00:31:00), Orly and Guy (Channel 10 01:39:00), Evening news (Channel 1 25:00:00)
* Online News: Haaretz (English), Haaretz (Hebrew), Forbes Israel, Maariv, Hayadan, Israel Hayom, Calcalist, Walla News, Maariv
* Printed Press: Haaretz, Yedioth Ahronoth, Maariv


Special Contribution to the State of Israel Award (2022)
Winner of the Minister of Immigration and Absorption Award in the field of science for a special contribution to society and the country in Israel.

Light of Israel Award (2021)
Recognized by the Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs with an award that acknowledges exceptional accomplishments within one's respective professional domain, while also effectively representing Israel on the international platform.

Young Global Leader (2021)
Selected by the World Economic Forum to be part of the proactive multistakeholder community of the world's next-generation leaders to inform and influence decision-making and mobilize transformation.

Israel Defense Prize (2018)
To a project that had a dramatic effect on Israel security, including the prevention of hundreds of attacks. The Ministry of Defense said that "the project embodies the development of an innovative approach aimed at achieving intelligence superiority and realizing the potential embodied in the digital age, impressive organizational integration and unique technological achievements in the fields of Big Data."

Lady Globes Woman of the Year (2016)
Recognized by the largest Israeli financial newspaper, Globes, as Woman of the Year, based on my contribution to science and business in Israel.

Forbes 30 under 30 (2015)
Recognized by Forbes as one of the Rising Stars Of Enterprise Technology that are chosen based on their success at leading a team building tools that will change the face of business, and create profitable revenue growth.

Technology Pioneer Award (2015)
Recognized by Times of Israel as one of the Israeli pioneers in Technology.

Israel 66th Independence Day Torch Honoree (2014)
Honored to be one of the 14 chosen for their contribution to the state of Israel, to light a torch in honor of Independence Day, as a representative of the field of science.

GOOD 100 (2014)
Recognized as one of the 2014 GOOD 100 for research in the field of predictive data mining. The GOOD 100 represent the vanguard of creative impact from around the globe. This year's list is a diverse group of artists, activists, entrepreneurs, and innovators from over 35 countries.

35 Innovators Under 35 (2013)
Recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the world's 35 top young innovators for accomplishments that are poised to have a dramatic impact on the world as we know it in the field of Computer Science.

10 Female Founders To Watch (2013)
Recognized by Forbes as one of 10 Female Founders To Watch Out Of Israel.

100 Inspiring people in Israel (2013)
Recognized by Maariv Magazine as one of the 100 most inspiring people in Israel

40 Under 40 Promising Businesspeople in Israel (2013)
Recognized by Globes Magazine as one of the young promising businesspeople in Israel

50 Influential Women in Israel (2013)
Recognized by Globes Magazine as one of the influential women in Israel

Facebook Fellowship (2012)
Finalist of the Facebook Fellowship for work in the field of Data Mining, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning.

Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenge Award (2011)
Recipient of the Yahoo! KSC award for work in the field of Information Retrieval, Algorithms, and Data Mining

Google Anita Borg Prize (2009)
Recipient of the Google Anita Borg Scholarship for 20 Leading women in Computer Science.

Google Grants (2010-2012)
Google WWW Grant (2012), Google WSDM Grant (2011), Google SIGIR Grant (2010)

Best Technion CS Academic Work (2008)
Technion computer Science prize for best academic work

Best Teaching Award (2008)
Technion award for best teacher assistant

Innovation in Technology Prize (2007)
Recipient of the Technion award honoring innovations in technology

Israel Defense Prize (2006)
For significant contributions to the defense of the state of Israel (shared)

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