HAGIT MESSER, a Fellow of the IEEE, is The Kranzberg Chair Professor in Signal Processing at the school of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel. On 2000-3 she has been on leave from TAU, serving as the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Science. After returning to TAU she was the head of the Porter school of environmental studies (2004-6), and the Vice President for Research and Development (2006-8). Then, she has been the President of the Open University (2008-13), and from Oct. 2013 till January 2016 she has served as the Vice Chair of the Council of Higher Education, Israel. She was also one of the co-founders of ClimaCell.
Hagit Messer is an active researcher in the field of Statistical Signal Processing, with applications to environmental monitoring. She is also interested in various aspects of higher education and science policy, including science-society interplay, women in science and technology, and commercialization of academic research. Prof. Messer is currently a member of COMEST, UNESCO committee for ethics in Science and Technology, and a member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems and of the IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee (EMCC).