Zoe Piran
PhD Candidate,
Computer Science,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
zoe.piran [at] mail.huji.ac.il


I am a PhD candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supervised by Dr. Mor Nitzan. I focus on decoding cellular identities in single-cell data, developing computational frameworks to

  1. Disentangle and reconstruct the multiple facets of cellular identity from single-cell data by filtering known biological signals and applying semi-supervised disentanglement methods.

  2. Infer the underlying structure of different biological processes.

  3. Model and predict information encoding mechanisms in cells.

I finished my MSc in Physics in 2020 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem advised by Prof. Naftali Tishby and Prof. Zohar Ringel. My thesis was at the interface between information theory and statistical mechanics suggesting a technique for dimensionality reduction. Previously I received my BSc, double major in Physics and Computer Science, from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2018.