Dr. Goren Gordon

Dep. of Industrial Engineering
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Dr. Goren Gordon
Phone: 03-6408422
Office: Wolfson - Engineering, 410

Research Interests

Machine learning, Social robots, Curiosity assessment


Goren Gordon PhD, PhD MBA. Goren has six academic degrees, a BA, MSc and PhD in Quantum Physics, a BMSc, MBA and another PhD in Neurobiology. He did his postdoc in MIT Media Lab’s Personal Robots Group. Goren is the head of the Curiosity Lab in Tel-Aviv University. He studies mathematical models of curiosity, implementing them in curious social robots and using them to assess and promote curiosity in children. Goren also developed Quantum Computer Games, has a teaching certificate from MIT and loves to dance and play role-playing and board games.

Awards and Prizes

H. W. Park, R. Rosenberg-Kima, M. Rosenberg, G. Gordon, and C. Breazeal. "Growing growth mindset with a social robot peer," in Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human robot interaction. ACM, 2017. [link[


G. Gordon,, S. Spaulding, J. Westlund, J. J. Lee, L. Plummer, M. Martinez, M. Dasa and  C. Breazeal, “Affective Personalization of a Social Robot Tutor for Children’s Second Language Skills”, Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2016) [link]


G. Gordon, C. Breazeal and S. Engel, “Can children catch curiosity from a social robot?”, 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (2015) [link]


G. Gordon, E. Fonio and E. Ahissar, "Emergent Exploration via Novelty Management", Journal of Neuroscience 34(38): 12646-12661 (2014) [link]


G. Gordon, E. Fonio and E. Ahissar, "Learning and control of exploration motor primitives", Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 1-22 (2014) [link]


A. Saig*, G. Gordon*, E. Assa, A. Arieli and E. Ahissar, “Motor-sensory confluence in tactile perception”, Journal of Neuroscience, 32(40):14022-14032 (2012) [link]


N. Erez, G. Gordon, M. Nest & G. Kurizki, “Thermodynamic control by frequent quantum measurements”, Nature 452, 724-727 (2008) [link]


G. Gordon, G. Kurizki and D. A. Lidar, “Optimal Dynamical Decoherence Control of a Qubit”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 010403 (2008) [link]

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