Event 4 – Summer of V’s 2015

The fourth meet­ing in the Sum­mer of V’s was held on Monday 21st September 2015. The keynote speaker was Dr AMIT PUNDIK of Tel Aviv Uni­ver­sity.

Amit_PundikDr. Amit Pundik has been a lecturer at Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law, since 2011. He started his professional life in the software industry but in 2000 decided that his interests lay elsewhere. He commenced his studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem in the joint programme of Law and “Amirim”, a programme for multi-disciplinary education in the Humanities. During his studies he was co-editor in chief of the Hebrew University Law Review (Mishpatim) and an active member of the University Debating Club. In 2004 he was awarded the Chevening scholarship to read for an LLM at University College London, where he specialised in Procedural law (and in theatre-going). After a year in London he proceeded to Oxford as a Clarnedon Scholar, to write a doctorate on the connection between free will and statistical evidence, under the supervision of Professor John Gardner and Professor Adrian Zuckerman. After two years at Oxford he crossed the lines to the University of Cambridge, where he took up a position of Lecturer and Fellow in one of its younger colleges (only 125 year old), Hughes Hall. After more than six years in England Amit returned to Israel and joined the Buchmann Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University. His research interests are evidence and proof, statistics, causation, freedom of the will, consent and sexual offences.

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Acknowledgements

This meet­ing was organ­ised by The Insti­tute of Data Intens­ive Research (IDIR) and was fun­ded by the Uni­ver­sity of St Andrews and the St Andrews Bioinformatics Unit.