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Nim Dvir

PhD Student

Research & Teaching Assistant

ualbany ndvir@albany.edu

Department of Informatics and Information Science

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Draper Hall, Room 113

1400 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12222


Skype: nim.diamond
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ABOUT

Nim Dvir is a PhD student in the department of Informatics and Information Science, specializing in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Knowledge Organization and Management (KOM).


His research interests revolve around user experience (UX), social computing, cyber behavior, usability studies, content strategy, interaction design, and the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) toward social, economic, and political development.


Prior to his doctoral studies, Nim worked for over 12 years as a UX and marketing researcher, product manager, digital content strategist and journalist for various media companies and non-profit organizations in New York City and Tel-Aviv.


Nim holds an M.B.A. from Baruch College (City University of New York - CUNY) and a B.A. from New York University (NYU), both with honors. He is American, German (EU) and Israeli citizen.


Nim Dvir During a User Experience Research Presentation

Research Areas

  • User experience (UX)
  • Content strategy
  • Social computing
  • Usability studies
  • Behavioral economics
  • E-commerce
  • Digital marketing
  • Educational technology
  • Machine learning
  • Natural language processing
  • e-government
  • Information sharing

EDUCATION

2018 (Expected)


Ph.D. Information Science

Department of Informatics and Information Studies

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

University at Albany - State University of New York (SUNY)


Specializations:

- Human-computer interaction (HCI)
- Knowledge organization and management (KOM)
- Management information systems (MIS)


2014


M.B.A. Marketing and Information Systems Cum Laude

Zicklin School of Business

Baruch College - City University of New York (CUNY)


Capstone Project: "Employing social media for recruitment - analysis of business schools' digital marketing strategies"


2011


B.A. Political Science (International Relations) and Journalism Cum Laude

Presidential Honor Program

College of Arts and Science

New York University (NYU)


Honors Thesis: "Socialist thought and the 99% - applying Marxist ideas to current social movements" (50-page research thesis)

AWARDS & HONORS

2015 - 2017


Full Academic Scholarship

University at Albany, State University of New York – SUNY (USA)


2015 - 2017


Doctoral Research Assistantship

University at Albany, State University of New York (USA)


2015 - 2017


Doctoral Teaching Assistantship

University at Albany, State University of New York (USA)


2012 - 2014


Graduate Assistantship

Baruch College, City University of New York – CUNY (USA)


2011


Presidential Honor Scholarship

New York University (USA)

EXPERIENCE

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

2015 – Present


Research and teaching assistant

Department of Informatics and Information Science, University at Albany, State University of New York


Research Areas: User experience (UX), Content strategy, User-centered design, Social computing, Usability studies


2012 – 2014


Graduate research assistant

Zicklin School of Business Research Center

Baruch College, City University of New York – CUNY


Research Areas: Digital marketing, Social computing, Online advertising, Business analysis, Data visualization

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

INF 308 - Programming for Informatics

University at Albany
Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017


INF 108 - Programming for Problem Solving (introduction to Python)

University at Albany
Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014 – 2015


Research and development manager

ClaimFame.com ¦ New York City, USA


2011 - 2014


UX and marketing researcher

Product manager

The Jewish Agency for Israel

Young Judaea Global ¦ NYC, USA


2009 - 2011


Senior digital content strategist

UX and marketing researcher

Ma’ariv media group (maariv.co.il) ¦ Tel-Aviv, Israel


2006 - 2009


Senior content editor

Content strategist

Pnai Plus Magazine (pplus.com)

Yedioth Aharonot (Ynet.co.il) ¦ Tel-Aviv, Israel

CONTACT

Interested in working together?
Drop me a line!

Department of Informatics and Information Science

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

University at Albany - SUNY

Draper Hall, Room 113

1400 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12222

Email: NDvir@albany.edu
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