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Shira Faigenbaum-Golovin

Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics
Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications

Manifold reconstruction and denoising from scattered data in high dimension

Journal Article Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics · March 2023 Full text Cite

Computational Handwriting Analysis of Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions – A Survey

Journal Article IEEE BITS the Information Theory Magazine · 2022 Full text Cite

Neural Network Approximation of Refinable Functions

Journal Article · July 28, 2021 In the desire to quantify the success of neural networks in deep learning and other applications, there is a great interest in understanding which functions are efficiently approximated by the outputs of neural networks. By now, there exists a variety of r ... Open Access Link to item Cite

Literacy in Judah and Israel algorithmic and forensic examination of the Arad and Samaria Ostraca

Journal Article Near Eastern Archaeology · June 1, 2021 A highly discussed issue in the fields of Hebrew epigraphy and biblical research is the level of literacy in the Iron Age kingdoms of Israel and Judah (Rollston 2010; Davies and Römer 2013; Schmidt 2015). Treating this topic using biblical texts, for examp ... Full text Open Access Cite

Algorithmic handwriting analysis of the Samaria inscriptions illuminates bureaucratic apparatus in biblical Israel.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2020 Past excavations in Samaria, capital of biblical Israel, yielded a corpus of Hebrew ink on clay inscriptions (ostraca) that documents wine and oil shipments to the palace from surrounding localities. Many questions regarding these early 8th century BCE tex ... Full text Open Access Cite

Forensic document examination and algorithmic handwriting analysis of Judahite biblical period inscriptions reveal significant literacy level.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2020 Arad is a well preserved desert fort on the southern frontier of the biblical kingdom of Judah. Excavation of the site yielded over 100 Hebrew ostraca (ink inscriptions on potsherds) dated to ca. 600 BCE, the eve of Nebuchadnezzar's destruction of Jerusale ... Full text Open Access Cite

Writer Characterization and Identification of Short Modern and Historical Documents

Conference Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2019 · September 23, 2019 Full text Open Access Cite

Potential contrast - A new image quality measure

Conference IS and T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology · January 1, 2017 This paper suggests a new quality measure of an image, pertaining to its contrast. Several contrast measures exist in the current research. However, due to the abundance of Image Processing software solutions, the perceived (or measured) image contrast can ... Full text Open Access Cite

Algorithmic handwriting analysis of Judah's military correspondence sheds light on composition of biblical texts.

Journal Article Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America · April 2016 The relationship between the expansion of literacy in Judah and composition of biblical texts has attracted scholarly attention for over a century. Information on this issue can be deduced from Hebrew inscriptions from the final phase of the first Temple p ... Full text Open Access Cite