Dr. Nili Mandelblit is Director of AeroSpace and Transport at the Israel Innovation Authority – ISERD (Israel-Europe R&D Directorate). In her role, Nili serves as head delegate of Israel to the European Union's Space Research and Innovation Committee (Horizon2020). In Israel, NIli serves as a member in the Space Committee of the Israel National R&D Council, as well as in the national Artifical Intelligence roadmap committee.
Nili holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. Nili conducted her post-doctorate research in the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
Before joining ISERD and the Israel innovation Authority, Nili conducted a career in the High Tech industry as Director and A-VP of product technology management and marketing in a number of global software companies and start-ups. In addition, Nili served as a lecturer at the MBA program of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, teaching courses on innovation, product management, and computer science.