Prof. David Horn

Emeritus in School of Physics and Astronomy
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Prof. David Horn
Phone: 03-6406619
Office: Kaplun, 428


Over the past few years his research has focused on developing a methodology in Machine Learning called the "Weight-Shape Decomposition" of a probability function such as the Parzen Window distribution. This provided a new basis for Quantum Clustering (which he developed in 2001), and opened the possibility for novel methods of image analysis. He has applied the latter to MRI brain images of mammals.


Future directions include: to investigate how the Shape component can be incorporated as a predefined filter in layers of Deep Convolutional Networks; continued biomedical research in collaboration with Erez Persi, who is currently in NIH, with the potential of interesting biomedical applications.


  • B.Sc., Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 1961

  • M.Sc., Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 1962

  • Ph. D., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1965

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Physics, Tel Aviv University, 1971-2005

  • Incumbent of the Edouard and Francoise Jaupart Chair of Theoretical Physics of Particles and Fields, TAU, 1974-2007

  • Vice Rector, TAU, 1980-1983

  • Head of Physics School, 1986-1989

  • Dean, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, TAU, 1990-1995

  • Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University, since 2005

Awards and Prizes

  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 1985

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