Dr. Inbal Rachel Livni-Navon completed a PhD in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Weizmann Institute of Science, about the use of expander graphs in theoretical computer science.
As a postdoctoral researcher at the Stanford University Department of Computer Science, Dr. Livni-Navon continues work on the applications of expander graphs and other graph structures in theoretical computer science, including applying expander graphs to property testing, error-correcting codes, and hardness of approximation of parameterized problems. In addition, she plans to expand into new research directions. One such area is algorithmic fairness, which is a relatively new research area concerned with defining when algorithms are fair and not discriminatory.
Dr. Livni-Navon has demonstrated leadership in her department in Israel, supporting female undergraduates to continue in research, and helping new graduate students present academic talks. She also was a volunteer teacher of mathematics and English for underserved high school students, in a program to encourage higher education. She coordinates a group of volunteers at a non-profit organization called Mida’at, which works to advance public health by providing reliable information.