Adir Pridor


Prof. Pridor Adir

Chairman of the Executive Committee
Holon Institute of Technology
Founder and CEO
The Institute for Industrial Mathematics
Mr. Pridor Adir

Professional Profile

Expert in operations research, system analysis, applied mathematics, large-scale complex systems, algorithm design, optimization, industrial modeling, manufacturing theory, telecommunications, logistic systems, numerical analysis, hydrodynamics, network analysis, transport equations, image and signal processing, learning systems, data mining, defense & security.

Academic Training

1975 - Ph.D. in Mathematics, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
1963 - M.Sc. in Physics, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Work Experience

1992–present– Founder and CEO of The Institute for Industrial Mathematics
In 1992, the Institute for Industrial Mathematics has been established based on 15 top scientists, new immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union, aiming at harnessing Mathematics to provide solutions to industrial plants and commercial organizations. The institute has performed dozens of projects for diverse industrial sectors, and managed to solve many complex problems through advanced mathematical models and techniques.

2010–present– CTO, Liola
Responsible for the overall percipience of manufacturing analysis and optimization promoted by Liola, as well as the basic design and shaping of the algorithms underlying its products. Has established the three-level conceptual approach to manufacturing enhancement together with the corresponding decision-support tools: demand-supply planning, production-line sensitivity analysis, shift optimization.

1975–1987– Academy
Responsibilities & Achievements:

  • Served as staff member at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Tel-Aviv University.
  • Taught a large variety of courses in applied mathematics, operations research and computer science.
  • Established the operations Research Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Served as Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
  • Served as Visiting Professor at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
  • Authored numerous scientific papers and technical reports.

1972–2001– Senior Analyst, Rafael – Armament Development Authority
Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Co-founded the Center for Military Analyses, a leading research group for the whole Israeli defense community.
  • Served as Head of the Center.
  • Conducted dozens of research projects and authored numerous technical reports.
  • Initiated and established three new professional areas within the Center.
  • Was appointed "Rafael Fellow”, a position held by about ten scientists in Rafael

1972–2001– Lt. Colonel (res), Israeli Airforce
Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Co-founded the Operations Research department of the Israeli air force and contributed significantly to the decision-making processes of the force in the operational and logistic fields.
  • Considered one of the pioneers of military operations research in Israel, and has influenced generations of researchers.


1993 – 1997 – Served as President of the Operations Research Society of Israel and represented it in numerous international events. Hosted the 1995 international EURO-14 Conference on Operations Research in Jerusalem

Marital Status

Married: to Rina.
Children: 4, married.


Piano playing, Classical music, Choir singing, Tour design and planning, History and Archeology, Talmud reasoning.

Selected Publications

  1. A. Pridor, Estimation of Moments for the Numerical Solution of Transport Problems, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jun., 1977), pp. 426-440.
  2. A. Pridor, R. Pavlak, Assembler in a Fortran environment with a new debugging aid, ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, Vol. 9 , Issue 4 (Dec. 1977), pp.: 63-69.
  3. S.K. Abdali, B.F. Caviness, A. Pridor, Modular Polynomial Arithmetic in Partial Fraction Decomposition, Proc. 1977 MACSYMA Conf., Berkeley, California (July 1977).
  4. R. C. DiPrima, A. Pridor, The Stability of Viscous Flow between Rotating Concentric Cylinders with an Axial Flow, Proc R Soc A, 366 (1979) pp. 555-573.
  5. P. D. Amer, A. Pridor, J. Schmidt, Expansion of Transitions in 'Estelle' Formal Specifications, Protocol Specification, Testing, and Verification VIII, ed. S. Aggarwal & K. Sabnani, Elsevier Science Publishers B. V. (North Holland) (1988), pp.159-170.
  6. E. Gelman, A. Pridor, I. Shreiber, Phenomenon of Swelling and Emergency Situation Formation, in 1st International symposium on Two-phase flow modeling and experimentation, Edizioni EPS, Pisa, Italy (1995) pp. 1177-1180.
  7. A. Pridor, Y. Vainberg, L. Bregman, A. Rubchinski, H. Kreitman, D. Bar-El, Method and Apparatus for Implanting Images into a Video Sequence, PCT WO 97/12480 (1997).
  8. L. Bregman, B. Model, A. Pridor, A diversity problem for a telephone network with Rings, ECMI98, Lyngby, Denmark (1998).
  9. L. Bregman, A. Pridor, A. Rubchinski, Planning Tank Farms for a Pipeline, Technical Report 98/03, Institute for Industrial Mathematics, Beer-Sheva, Israel (1998).
  10. A. Levant, A. Pridor, R. Gitizadeh, I. Yaesh, J.Z. Ben-Asher, Aircraft Pitch Control via Second Order Sliding Technique, Proc. 5-th European Control Conference, Karlsruhe (1999).
  11. A. Pridor, L. Slepyan, M. Ayzenberg, Yu. Shtemler, Penetration into Ductile and Brittle Materials, Technical Report 01/02, Institute for Industrial Mathematics, Beer-Sheva, Israel (2001).
  12. M.V. Ayzenberg-Stepanenko, A. Pridor, Some Theoretical and Engineering Problems in High-speed Penetration Dynamics, Recent developments in applied mathematics and mechanics: theory, experiment and practice. Devoted to the 80th anniversary of academician N.N.Yanenko, Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia (June 24-29, 2001).
  13. L. Bregman, A. Pridor, S. Perez, Y. Zorea, MPLM: An Innovative System for Multi-Process Line Management, MIM2002, 5th Intl. Conf. Managing Innovations in Manufacturing, Milwaukee, USA (2002).
  14. Y. Zorea, S. Perez, A. Pridor, L. Bregman, MPLM - an innovative Fab scheduling, goaling and reporting system, IEEE International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing (2003) pp. 308-311.
  15. N. Belkind, I. Ben-Israel, L.R. Beres, R.H. Fishbein, A. Pridor, Y. Tsidon, Israel's Strategic Future – The final report of Project Daniel, Nativ, vol. 3 (April 2004).
  16. Valadarsky, Doron; Pridor, Adir; Kaftan, Nir; Mallal, Shlomo; Pavlenko, Alexander; Lifshitz, Yuval; Bregman, Lev; Virtser, Alexander; and Kouperchimdt, Igor, Topology-based reasoning apparatus for root-cause analysis of network faults, Patent US 7,043,661 B2 to TTI-Team Telecom International Ltd. (May 9, 2006).
  17. A. Kalir, Y. Zorea, A. Pridor, L. Bregman, On the Complexity of Short-Term Production Planning and the Near-Optimality of a Sequential Assignment Problem Heuristic Approach, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 65 (2013) pp. 537-543.

Selected Projects

  • [1994] Planning tool and decision-support system for a large storage and transportation system under uncertainty.
  • [1995] Model and diagnostic procedure for the "swelling" phenomenon in power plants.
  • [1995] Plan for enhancing efficiency in a day-care hospital department.
  • [1996] Algorithm and tool for implanting imported images into video streams in real time.
  • [1996] Algorithm for control of fabric coloring based on electrical conductivity measurements.
  • [1996] Geometrical-mechanical model for 3D reconstruction of phosphate underground layers.
  • [1996] Planning tool for posing self-healing rings in SDH telecommunication networks.
  • [1997] Model and solution for band formation in wide printing machines.
  • [1997] Profiling and pattern-recognition system for fraud detection in telecommunication networks.
  • [1998] Algorithm and tool to evaluate intersection of surfaces represented by noisy measurements of points on them.
  • [1998] Algorithm for optimal positioning of sensors for location of a moving body.
  • [1998] Planning tool for balancing loads in a large distribution system.
  • [1999] Innovative 2nd order sliding methods control tool for aircraft pitch.
  • [2000] Bayesian model and algorithm for root-cause analysis in telecommunication networks.
  • [2001] Compact model of high-altitude fast-changing strong winds affecting projectile flight.
  • [2001] Comprehensive tool to enhance efficiency of multi-product line management in semi-conductor industry.
  • [2001] Model for projectile penetration in advanced designs of armor.
  • [2001] Statistical model for churn prediction in distributor firms.
  • [2003] Device and corresponding analysis for reducing pollution in power plants.
  • [2003] Optimal design of a sophisticated innovative stent.
  • [2004] Clustering-based algorithm for detecting clones in a telecommunication network.
  • [2005] Algorithm for estimating reliability of wide-area diverse-technology telecommunication networks.
  • [2005] Classification tool of ECG signals to support a diagnostic tool.
  • [2005] Prediction tool to evaluate communication traffic in evolving regions.
  • [2005] Tool for designing mixtures of different sand bulks for enhancing quality of ceramic products.
  • [2008] Clustering model for confidential information sharing among allies.
  • [2008] Planning tool for traffic-light system based on graph-theoretic methods and optimization.
  • [2008] Prediction tool for distributions of KPI values in a telecommunication system.
  • [2009] Algorithm and design of mirrors to create uniform light distribution on photo-voltaic cells.
  • [2010] Operational and technical specification of a man-held launcher.
  • [2011] Planning system for shift manning under severe constraints in a large plant.
  • [2013] Control mechanism for an irrigation system based on extensive data mining.