Eran Toch


Eran Toch had joined Tel Aviv University at 2010, as a member of the faculty of Engineering at Tel-Aviv University, at the department of Industrial Engineering. His research is in the field of human-computer interaction, information systems, and artificial intelligence. Eran’s research group is now working on various engineering challenges that revolve around computationally understanding human behavior, and applying this knowledge to solve privacy and security challenges. Prior to joining Tel Aviv University, Eran was a post-doc fellow at the Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science. Eran’s Ph.D. is from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.


  • Human-Computer Interaction: AI methods for HCI, usable privacy and security, social networks usability
  • Privacy: Information privacy, privacy in social networks, location-related privacy, privacy policy semantics
  • Information systems theory: Formal semantics and ontology, algorithms for approximate inference, cognitive models of information system usage
  • Data Mining: Recognizing patterns of human behavior, automatic semantic annotation
My objective is to guide students in the long and narrow road that leads towards one of the most engaging activities in the human experience: research! I try to encourage three important qualities in my students: creative thinking, experimental intelligence and critical thinking. These three traits are essential to successful research, research that yields novel knowledge that is useful for humankind.