Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringFaculty of Engineering Sciences
My life before BGU:
I was born in the Ukraine, but I grew up in Beer-Sheva and attended the Gimmel Comprehensive High School. After graduating, I deferred my military service to study for all three degrees in electrical engineering at BGU. I studied for my master's degree while serving in the IDF Communications Corps as a project officer for the “Windbreaker" tank defense system. My master's research dealt with information theory and the classification of radar targets in border defense systems, in collaboration with Elta Systems and the Ministry of Defense - Directorate of Defense Research & Development. I did my postdoc at Duke University, researching over-the-horizon radar. After that I was a professor at the University of Massachusetts. For the past nine years I led a General Motors R&D team working on autonomous vehicles.
"An autonomous vehicles sensor system must be incredibly complex in order to successfully imitate the performance of human divers"
I study radar systems signal processing and sensor systems for autonomous vehicles.
I will be responsible for the establishment of an autonomous vehicles center at the University.
An insight from my research:
An autonomous vehicles sensor system must be incredibly complex in order to successfully imitate the performance of human divers.
Something that doesn't appear on my CV:
I play on trivia teams and go on treks that are hundreds of kilometers long.
A source of inspiration:
Thomas Edison as an inventor
When I grow up:
I've always wanted to be an inventor
If wasn't a researcher:
I would direct a large company
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