This website is made possible by generous donations from users just like you. $18 helps keep JWA online for one day. Please consider making a gift to JWA today!
Close [x]

You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share

Kira Radinsky

Computer scientist Kira Radinsky earned a reputation for predicting the future when she developed technology that could anticipate cholera outbreaks and student riots based on data in old newspapers. Raised in Israel, Radinsky entered the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology at age fifteen. After her army service (working as a programmer for Israeli intelligence), she continued studying at the Technion, earning her PhD in 2012 at age 26. While working on her doctorate, she created a software program that could analyze data from New York Times articles going back to 1880, as well as encyclopedias and social media entries, and use that information to predict major events with 70-90% accuracy. The resulting predictions include cholera outbreaks when floods hit areas a year after bad droughts, and student riots when prices of bread and gas spike. In 2013 Radinsky became co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of SalesPredict, using data mining to predict events and trends for companies. That year she was also honored by MIT Technology Review as one of the top innovators under 35. Radinsky became a visiting professor at Technion in 2016.

0 Comments
Kira Radinsky
Full image
Kira Radinsky
Date of Birth
1986
Place of Birth
Kiev

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Kira Radinsky." (Viewed on December 14, 2017) <https://jwa.org/people/radinsky-kira>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

The JWA Podcast

listen now

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Discover Education Programs

Join our growing community of educators.

view programs