Ben-Haim, Yakov

Professor Emeritus
History Highlights:
  • Yakov Ben-Haim initiated and developed info-gap decision theory for modeling and managing deep uncertainty. Info-gap theory has impacted the fundamental understanding of uncertainty in human affairs, and is applied by scholars and practitioners around the world in engineering, biological conservation, economics, project management, climate change, natural hazard response, national security, medicine, and other areas (see He has been a visiting scholar in many countries and has lectured at universities, technological and medical research institutions, public utilities and central banks. He has published more than 120 articles and 6 books. He is professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and held the Yitzhak Moda'i Chair in Technology and Economics at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology from 2001 to 2021.
Research Interests:
  • Info-gap decision theory: decisions under severe uncertainty
  • Reliability of mechanical systems
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Modelling uncertain dynamic systems
  • Applications in engineering, biological conservation, economics, project management, medicine and homeland security
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