This week's program
Coming Rotary Events
Wednesday 12 August 2020
Electronic meeting at 13:00
Speaker and Topic will
soon be announced
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Wednesday 5 August 2020
Electronic meeting at 13:00
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Devor, Ph.D.
Senior Data Scientist
Topic: "Everything about the
Computer that you were
Afraid to Ask"
Dr. Jonathan Devor is a data scientist and director of research at Roadmetric, Ltd. He has a PhD (Astronomy) from Harvard, holds 3 patents, and authored over a dozen scientific papers in Astrophysics. He is married and a father of two.
Jonathan was born in Israel, served in the elite IDF intelligence unit, 8200. He then took degrees in Physics and Computer Science from the Hebrew University. He moved to the US for his PhD studies at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics (CfA). While there he developed novel computational methods for analyzing the orbital dynamics of stars.
After completing his thesis in 2008, he was recruited to work as a senior software engineer at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Cisco Systems.
After spending nearly a decade in the US, it was time to “settle down”. So in 2011, Jonathan decided to move back to Israel, where he became a senior analyst at an international hedge fund,
WorldQuant. He then moved on to work as a data scientist at the anti-fraud company, Forter (highlighted in the bestseller, “Startup Nation”). And finally, he joined the Jerusalem start-up RoadMetric, where he currently heads the development effort to build an autonomous machine-learning algorithm that identifies traffic infractions.
When not working or spending time with his family, Jonathan volunteers for a few causes. He is a regular contributor to the Q&A on-line forum, Quora (with around 100 million users). To date, he has published 1,300 answers in a range of topics, for which he has earned its 2018 “top writer” award. Jonathan is also a lover of travel and the out-of-doors. As such he became involved in the navigation sport of Geocaching (with over a million participants in 191 countries and territories). Jonathan holds the official lead of Geocaching in Israel for the past 7 years.
TO VISIT THE CLUB MEETINGS
Jerusalem, 13 March 2020 until now
Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
Because of the Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic, our regular meetings are suspended until it will be prudent to resume them.
Suspension of regular physical meetings does not mean that club activities have ceased. For now, we are meeting electronically. To participate this way, our members and others interested are required to contact us to get the necessary details for the contact Please write
via the Contact link on this site: www.rotaryclubjerusalem.org/contact---links.
Meanwhile, best wishes to all for continued good health.
Dates of planned
District events in the
Rotary Year 2018-2019
Click on this PDF to see the updated planned District events in English.