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We collaborate with leading theoretical computer scientists Christos Papadimitriou, Umesh Vazirani and Nick Pippenger on work at the interface of evolutionary biology and computer science.

We collaborate with Marc Feldman from Stanford University on the problem of the role of sexual recombination in evolution and with Karl Skorecki, Dean of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University and director of the Molecular Medicine lab at the Technion and Rambam.

The mixability theory for the role of sex in evolution served a motivational role in the development of a key advance that contributed to enabling the breakthrough of deep learning in 2012 and the ensuing artificial intelligence revolution.

Dr. Livnat is a former fellow of the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Livnat was a visiting core member of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Livnat received his Ph.D with Simon Levin and Steve Pacala at Princeton University. 

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Dr. Melamed is a former HHMI fellow in the lab of Stanley Fields at the University of Washington at Seattle.

The late John Nash took interest in this paper by Livnat and Pippenger, also covered by the Communications of the ACM.   

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Our lab is a part of the Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology and the Institute of Evolution at the University of Haifa. See our Departmental Darwin Day tradition.

We are currently funded by the Israel Science Foundation and by the John Templeton Foundation.

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