Itamar Cohen

  This was my academic homepage when I served as a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Communication Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

For my updated homepage, please visit my personal site.

My Research focuses on computer networks, especially
  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Cooperative caching
  • Buffering and scheduling
  • Oblivious routing.
My Ph.D. supervisor was Gabriel Scalosub. Ph.D. dissertation: Advanced Algorithms in Heterogeneous and Uncertain Networking Environments.
My M.Sc. supervisor was Prof. Isaac Keslassy. M.Sc. thesis: T-Plots: A Novel Approach to Network Design.




Short Bio

I have a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (c.l., 2003) and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (2008), both from the Technion. I received my Ph.D. degree from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in 2020, and later spent one year as a post-doctoral researcher at BGU, followed by a post-doctoral research in the Telecommunication Networks Group, Politecnico di Torino.
In 2003-2020 I worked as a lecturer and a teaching assistant in various affiliations, including the Technion, Bar-Ilan University, BGU, Azrieli College of Engineering and Jerusalem College of Technology.
In 2006-2007 I worked as a chip designer in EZchip Technologies, focused on the design and test of network processor blocks. In 2005-2006 I worked as a research assistant in REMON, Israel 4G Mobile Consortium, where I developed Opnet simulations of handover mechanism at 802.16 (WiMax). In 2003-2004 I worked as a test engineer in Marvell, focused on electrical characterization, test definition and coverage.

Tikkun Olam

Im a fan of Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem, a fan-owned football club that promotes co-existence of Jews and Arabs and fights racism and homophobia.
My family and I are activists in Green Course, which fights for creating a more sustainable and healthier environment for our society. Our girls are educated in kindergartens and schools where secular and religious, Jews and non-Jews, veteran Israelis and new immigrants, learn together happily.
My recommended readings include articles by Ben-Dror Yemini and books by Daniel Silva. If you don't have time, just watch this excellent gif.


E-mail:   ofanan (at)