Professor Judit Bar-Ilan passed away on July 16, 2019. Professor Bar-Ilan was born in 1958, and most recently worked in the Department of Information Science at Bar-Ilan University, where she served as head of department for several years. Her research interests included internet research, information retrieval and informatics.
Professor Bar-Ilan received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1989. She received the Derek de Solla Price Memorial Medal in 2017 from the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, and the Association for Information Science & Technology Research in Information Science Award in 2018. She served as a member of the editorial boards of Scientometrics, Cybermetrics, Online Information Review, Journal of Informetrics, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and PLoS One.
Professor Bar-Ilan was a vibrant and valued member of the information science community, and she will be sincerely missed. We offer condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues.