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September 19, 2021

EDUCATION
2023 Ph.D. Candidate, School of business administration, University of Haifa.
Advisor: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli.
Thesis Topic: Using data journalism to investigate the effects of transparency on discourse quality
2019 Master’s research and thesis, Information & Knowledge Management, University of Haifa.
Advisor: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli.
Thesis Topic: Data Journalism, Transparency and Interactivity
2015 MA, Philosophy Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2010 Teacher Certification program, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2010 B.A., Philosophy and Interdisciplinary program, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
CONFERENCES
2021 Kantor, Avner, and Sheizaf Rafaeli. “Independence through Data Journalism”(video). The 22nd Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers.Virtual Event, 12 - 16 October, 2021
“Does Data Journalism Engage Its Audience?”, Computation + Journalism Symposium, Virtual Event, USA, March 20 – 21, 2020
2020 “Open PISA: Dashboard for Large Educational Dataset”(video), Learning at Scale, Virtual Event, USA, August 12–14, 2020
2017 “Big Data and Citizen Empowerment”, Public Policy and Politics in The Age of Media and Data, Open University of Israel, Ra’anana, December 24, 2017
“Transparency and Interactivity: Does Data Journalism Effects Civic Engagement”, Rabin Graduate Conference on Political Science, International Relations, and Public Policy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, December 13-14, 2017
“Education Data Journalism”, The Israeli Visualization Conference (ISVIS), Haifa University, Haifa, June 27, 2017
“How can the public be encouraged to investigate educational questions? The PISA Citizen Science Project”, Public Engagement with Science Online – A Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation, Technion, Haifa, June 25t, 2017
“Big Data and Education: PISA Test”, INFO Annual Conference & Exhibition - Teldan Information Systems, Tel-Aviv, May 11, 2017
2015 “PISA Data Explorer”, Learning in a Networked Society (LINKS) Annual Retreat, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, September 8-9, 2015
2014 “Education Data Transparency”, Learning in a Networked Society (LINKS) Annual Retreat, Haifa University, September 18, 2014
2009 “Philosophy for Children and Bilingual Education”, IPCRI Education for Peace Conference & Workshops, Tantur, Jerusalem, Apr 24-25, 2009
2007 “Meaning of Life and Education”, International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, June 4-7, 2007
SEMINARS
2017 “Data Journalism and Education”, Faculty of Education Science and Technology, Technion, November 14, 2017
“Education Data Journalism”, Open Media and Information Lab, Open University of Israel, Ra’anana, February 22, 2017
“Open PISA Project”, Education Seminar, Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, Jerusalem, February 22, 2017
2016 “Open PISA Project”, National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education, Ramat-Gan, December 28, 2016
“Visualization of Education”, Education Seminar, Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, Jerusalem, Januar 21, 2016
2015 “Data Journalism”, Special Seminar for World Statistics Day, Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, Jerusalem, October 22, 2015
BOOK CHAPTERS
2013 Kantor, Avner. “Dream and Hope”. Narrative, Dreams, Imagination 3 (2013): 33.
SERVICE
2010 Workshop: Imaging the Future, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 2010
2015 Co-organized a competition for improving articles in statistics and probability for the Wikipedia in Hebrew
2009 Workshop: Education for Thinking: Inquiry, Creativity and Philosophy, Israel Center for Excellence through Education, Jerusalem, December 13, 2009
2007 Conference: International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, June 4-7, 2007
TEACHING
Spring 2021 “Introduction to Data Science for Government”, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy IDC Herzliya
GRANTS
2018 Samuel Neaman Institute for Israel 100: Wikipedia digital footprint (in collaboration with Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli) 20,000 NIS
2017-2019 AllCloud for hosting Open PISA Project 11,000$
2015-2020 The Trump Foundation for developing Open PISA Project (in collaboration with Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli) 400,000 NIS
2010-2011 DAAD Center for German Studies in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for Israeli-German research project (in collaboration with Dr. Jen Glasser) 10,000$
2007 The Melton Center for Jewish Education in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for international ICPIC conference (in collaboration with Dr. Jen Glasser) 10,000$
2006 The School of Education in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for Philosophy in Primary Schools Project (in collaboration with Dr. Jen Glasser) 10,000 NIS
The Jerusalem Foundation for Philosophy in Primary Schools Project (in collaboration with Dr. Jen Glasser) 5,000$
INDUSTRY
2020- 2021 Corona National Information and Knowledge Center, Data Scientist
2018-2020 The Center for Educational Technology, Data Scientist
2015-2017 The Center for Internet Research, Research Fellow
2012-2013 Elenxos, Software Developer
2008-2011 Ministry of Education, Science and Math Teacher
2004-2008 Jerusalem Science Museum, Instructor
REFEREE SERVICE
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Public Understanding of Science (PUS)

Volunteering
Wikipedia, Wikimedia, Open Knowledge Workshop, Association of Engineers in Israel, Israel R User Group.

REFERENCE
Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli (Ph.D. advisor)
President of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
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