Qualcomm Co-founder, Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, was the
Technion guest and on Sunday, May 20 he visited the CS Department,
accompanied by his wife and a Qualcomm
senior delegation. The guests met Prof. Eli Biham - CS Dean, and CS
researchers, and at the Geometric Image Processing Laboratory (GIP
were presented to 3D cutting edge developments.
On his visit to the Technion, Dr. Jacobs, received the "Technion Medal" -
the greatest recognition by the Institute awarded only every three to five years.
He received the medal in a festive event held in Haifa marking 20 years of Qualcomm activities in Israel.
Technion President, Professor Peretz Lavie, spoke about the long-standing friendship and generous philanthropic activities of
Dr. Jacobs and his wife Joan with the Technion. Technion’s Graduate School is named for them, as is the Center for Communications
and Information Technologies. The Jacobs have recently donated $133 million to the Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute in New York.
Dr. Jacobs responded to the words of gratitude, saying that it is not Technion that need thank him but he who needs to thank the Technion,
“Many of Qualcomm’s employees are Technion graduates,” he said. “The company would not have attained many of its achievements
if it hadn’t been for its brilliant employees.”