Professor Barak Fishbain received his PhD in EE from Tel-Aviv University in real-time multi-dimensional signal processing. In his post-doctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Barak's research focused on devising optimization methods for multi-dimensional environmental data analysis from distributed sensory networks, with radioactivity measurements in an urban environment as the main application of interest. After completing his post-doctoral studies, Professor Fishbain was appointed as an associated director of the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at the University of Southern California (USC) at Los-Angeles, CA. At USC Professor Fishbain lead a major project that aimed at consolidating and analyzing heterogeneous transportation data. This includes loop detectors, video and stills footage, police reports, etc. Currently Professor Fishbain is an assistant professor in the Environmental, Water & Agricultural Engineering Division, Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
Professor Fishbain's research focuses on Enviromatics, a new research field which aims at devising mathematical programming and pattern recognition methods for machine understanding of trends and behaviors of built and natural environments, based on multidimensional environmental data sets. This includes Environmental Distributed Sensing (i.e. distributed air and water quality monitoring), Safety and Traffic Data Realization and Structural Sensory Networks.