top of page

Osnat (Ossi) Mokryn

Osnat (Ossi) Mokryn is a tenured senior lecturer in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Haifa, Israel. During 2023-2024 Ossi is also a visiting scholar at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She heads the Content & Social Networks group (SCANLab). Ossi develops methods based on information theory and cognition for extracting knowledge from unstructured and temporal data, and her recent work on identifying emotional experience from text has received an award from the Israeli Association for Information Systems. During the pandemic, her research focused on exploring the interplay between the dynamics of a propagating viral process and the underlying real-world interaction network. Currently, she researches fair determinants of expertise in research and perceptions of rankings and hierarchy.

Ossi holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, and a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

Community Service: 
  • Co-Chair of IUI'24 at South Carolina with Bart Knijnenburg

Recent Invited Talks​
  • Cyber Week - AI & Cyber conference, the session on Social Network, Security, and AI, Tel Aviv University, Israel

  • Clemson University Colloquium, South Carolina, USA

  • Northeastern Network Science Institute, Boston, USA

  • Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems (CoCo) seminar series, Binghamton University, USA

  • Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis, Machester University, UK

Previous Community Service:
  • International School and conference on Network Science (Netsci'23) Program committee  

  • IUI'23 Doctoral Consortium

  • UMAP'22 Personalized Recommender Systems track chair with Eva Zangerle and Markus Zanker; Doctorate Consortium PC.

  • NetSci 2021, 2022 PC; NetSciX 2022 PC; Complex Networks 2022 PC.

  • Complexity Journal Academic Editor (since 2021)

  • UMAP'21 PC, RECSYS'21 PC

  • IUI'21 Tutorial co-chair with Vijay Rajanna

  • ESIDA'21 Workshop co-chair with Dorota Glowacka, Evangelos Milios, Axel J. Soto, Fernando V. Paulovich

  • NetSci 2020-2021 PC

  • NetSciX 2018-2021 PC

  • Complex Networks 2019-2021 PC

  • UMAP'19 TRACK co-chair

  • NetSciX'17 co - Program chair 

  • IUI'17-IUI'19 PC

bottom of page