Our Supervisors

Professor Steven Prawer
Steven Prawer is the academic lead of the Jerusalem-Melbourne joint PhD program.  He is a Professor of Physics in the School of Physics and Director of the Melbourne Materials Institute in the Faculty of Science. He has a world wide reputation in advanced diamond science and technology with over 30 years of experience and over 390 scientific publications. A particular focus of his research has been the merging of the areas of nanoscience and neuroscience to push the boundaries of bionic devices.

Prof Prawer co-supervises joint PhD projects with A/Prof Nir Bar-Gill from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dr Lea Frermann
Lea Frermann is a Lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Systems in the Faculty of Engineering and IT, in the field of natural language processing (NLP). Her research interests focus on improving automatic understanding of long and complex texts (books, movie scripts), with help of access to common sense knowledge. She is also interested in using machine learning for a deeper understanding of human language processing, and in using such insights to improve automatic language understanding.  Dr Frermann co-supervises joint PhD projects with Dr Omri Abend from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dr Hinze Hogendoorn
Hinze Hogendoorn is a Senior Research Fellow at the Melbourne School of Psychological Science, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.  His primary research interests lie in visual time perception. Using psychophysical, behavioral, and neuroimaging techniques, he tries to answer questions such as how time is encoded in the brain, and how the brain keeps track of time. Dr Hogendoorn co-supervises joint PhD projects with A/Prof Ayelet Landau from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Professor Rebecca Traub
Rebecca Traub is a Professor in Veterinary Parasitology in Veterinary BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. Her main research interest is in the development and application of molecular epidemiological and diagnostic tools to unravel public health risks posed by a range of direct, food-borne and vector-borne parasitic zoonoses. Prof Traub co-supervises joint PhD projects with Dr Vito Colella from the University of Melbourne and Prof Gad Baneth from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.