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Winners of the 2021 Project Competition
Winners of the 2021 Project Competition
Thursday, June 17, 2021
The final stage of the computer science project competition, courtesy of Amdocs, was held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in a live event for the first time since winter 2020 at the Taub Lobby, where the CS laboratories presented the best projects performed in the past year, with the participation of exhibitors, Amdocs representative Eyal Felstaine, CS graduate and Amdocs CTO who joined the jury teams, and a large audience who were impressed by the ...
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CS Magister Graduation Ceremony, 2021
CS Magister Graduation Ceremony, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
The Faculty of Computer Science celebrated the graduation of 50 Magister Students in a ceremony which was held on Monday, June 14, 2021, in a live event for the first time since summer 2019. CS Dean, Prof. Dan Geiger, tVice Dean for Graduate Studies, Prof. Prof. Gil Barequet, and the alumni representative Inbar Kaslasi, spoke to the graduates and their families who participated in the ceremony from far, and also watched a video in "Pardon ...
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CS President and Dean Excellent Students of Winter Semester 2020-21 (Heb)
CS President and Dean Excellent Students of Winter Semester 2020-21 (Heb)
Sunday, June 13, 2021
President Excellent Students of Winter Semester 2020-21: אדם אביגיל איוונוב ניקיטה אלון אסף אליאס נדב אליאס סיואר אלפסי איתי בבין אנדריי בדיחי הוד בוריסוב נתן ביגדרי שני בלנק שון סמיון בנימין עידו בקל ליאור ברסקי מקסים גרוניך איתן דוידסון יאיר הכהן שי הכט כרמל הראל גיא הרוש ליאור הרטמן אלון וותד מחמד ורדי ליאור זבידאת מוחמד חדאד אדר חליחל סארי יוסף יובל ירושלמי אלון כהן ליאור כהן ערן כספי אביב לבנון שגיא לוי איתן לייטרסדורף ...
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2020 Spring Semester CS Excellent Teaching Assistants
2020 Spring Semester CS Excellent Teaching Assistants
Sunday, June 6, 2021
The Henry and Marilyn Taub Faculty of Computer Science congratulates the winners of the Excellent TA awards for 2020 Spring Semester: Persistent Excellent TA: Guy Barshatski Omer Rappoport Alon Reshef Idan Yaniv Faculty Persistent Excellent TA: Itai Evron Faculty Excellent TA: Mohammad Agbarya Shunit Agmon Tal Daniel Yuri Feldman Roje Hayek Ido Rafael Hadar Sivan Guy Shapira Congratulations to all the winners!
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Alon Felowship to Dr. Yaniv Romano
Alon Felowship to Dr. Yaniv Romano
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Yaniv Romano on receiving the prestigious Alon Fellowship for Outstanding Young Researchers. Yaniv has joined CS faculty this year and his research topics are Data science and machine learning; reproducibility, reliability, and fairness in modern machine learning; data-driven inference; deep neural representations; computational imaging. All the best in the future research!
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CS Graduate Wagde Zabit in an interview with Calcalist on his track in the High-tech and Entrepreneurship Industry
CS Graduate Wagde Zabit in an interview with Calcalist on his track in the High-tech and Entrepreneurship Industry
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Calcalist June 2, 2021 Wagde Zabit completed his software engineering studies at the Faculty of Computer Science at the Technion, worked for a high-tech company for 13 years, and two years ago founded Orca Security with seven other partners. "It was cool to meet in the founders' houses and work, to start something from scratch. Everyone's high-tech dream is to start a company and succeed. Luckily it worked." Full Article
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CS Ph.D. Graduation Ceremony, 2021
CS Ph.D. Graduation Ceremony, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The Technion Ph.D. Students Graduation Ceremony, 2021 was held on Monday evening, May 24, 2021 at the Technion amphitheatre. Prof. Uri Sivan, Technion President and Prof. Dan Givoli, Head of Technion Graduate Studies School spoke in front of a huge audience in a live event for first the time since summer 2019. This year 199 Technion graduates in 2020-2021 received their Ph.D. diplomas, among them 9 Computer Science graduates:     Leon Anavy Titled: Synthetic ...
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Exit to Sedona Company, Founded by CS Graduate Dr. Uri Gerstel
Exit to Sedona Company, Founded by CS Graduate Dr. Uri Gerstel
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Ynet May 11, 2021 Sedona Company, founded by Technion CS graduate Dr. Uri Gerstel (supervised by Prof. Shmuel Zaks) and his partner, was acquired by Cisco for $ 100 million. Full Article (Heb) Calcalist (Heb) Globes
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Best Project Contest 2021
Best Project Contest 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
You are invited to take part in the Best Project Contest and to submit an innovative project that you have executed in a project course or CS lab and was completed three semesters before the submission. Submission deadline is May 31, 2021, and the finals will be held in project fair format on June 16, 2021. The first places winners will receive pecuniary award courtesy of Amdocs. More details in the attached poster. For participation ...
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ASPLOS 2021 Best Paper Award
ASPLOS 2021 Best Paper Award
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Congratulations to Boris Pismani, Ph.D. student supervised by Prof. Dan Tsafrir, winner of the Distinguished Paper Award at the prestigious ASPLOS 2021 conference for his paper Autonomous NIC Offloads, co-authored with Haggai Eran (Technion EE Ph.D student), Aviad Yehezkel and Dr. Liran Liss (NVIDIA), Adam Morrison (Tel-Aviv University, co-supervisor), and Prof. Dan Tsafrir, Congratulations to all!
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CS Graduate Johny Srouji -  One of The Most Senior Israelis in the World of Technology
CS Graduate Johny Srouji - One of The Most Senior Israelis in the World of Technology
Monday, April 19, 2021
Ynet April 14, 2021 Apple: Johny Srouji - Johny Srouji, a graduate of the [CS] Technion, born in Haifa, serves as senior vice president of hardware technology at Apple and is considered part of CEO Tim Cook's limited hive. After years of working at IBM and Intel, was recruited in 2008 by the iPhone producer to lead the company's efforts in the field of chips. Full Article
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CS Excellent Teaching in Winter Semester 2020-21
CS Excellent Teaching in Winter Semester 2020-21
Monday, April 19, 2021
CS congratulates its Technion Excellent Teachers Prof. Mirela Ben-Chen, Prof. Keren Censor-Hillel, Prof. Michael Elad, Dr. Sarai Sheinvald and Prof. Etan Yaakobi in Winter Semester 20-21. Congratulations to all!
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CS M.Sc. Student Lina Maudlej: "Volunteering helps with studies - and vice versa"
CS M.Sc. Student Lina Maudlej: "Volunteering helps with studies - and vice versa"
Monday, April 19, 2021
The Technion April 21, 2021 Lina Maudlej, who is studying for a master's degree in computer engineering [in the Technion CS], won the MALAG Award for Social Involvement in the Community. Full Article
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Blavatnik Prize to Michal Friedman
Blavatnik Prize to Michal Friedman
Sunday, March 21, 2021
CS congratulates Ph.D. student Michal Friedman (under supervision of prof. Erez Petrank), on the occasion of winning the Blavatnik Prize for Outstanding Israeli Doctoral Students in Computer Science for 2021, for a particularly outstanding excellence! Well done Michal!
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CS Graduate Prof. Avi Wigderson Wins Abel Prize for Work That Bridged Math and Computer Science
CS Graduate Prof. Avi Wigderson Wins Abel Prize for Work That Bridged Math and Computer Science
Sunday, March 21, 2021
The New York Times March 17, 2021 Avi Wigderson [Technion CS graduate] and László Lovász will share the annual prize that aims to be something like the Nobel for mathematics. Full Artticle The Technion
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CS Students Win honorable places in CG:SHOP 2021 Contest
CS Students Win honorable places in CG:SHOP 2021 Contest
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Congratulations to CS students Gil Ben-Shachar (project supervisor), Yonatan Sommer, Jonathan Josef, Tomer Cohen, and Matan Mamistvalov, who came in honorable places in the NP-Complete Problem Solving Competition at the SoCG’21 Conference - the world's leading conference on computational geometry. The contest had two categories, and each had two tracks: A general track and a track for teams that included only students and no faculty members. The team of Yonatan and Jonathan reached the fourth ...
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CS Winners of Excellence Prizes and Scholarships
CS Winners of Excellence Prizes and Scholarships
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
CS congratulates its students: Ph. students, winners of the The Shimon Even ז"ל Award  for Excellence Publications (through the Friends of the Technion Association): Ariel Kulik, under the supervision of Prof. Hadas Shachnai, for his paper: Submodular Maximization with Assignment Constraints and Parameterized. Approximations.. Ori Roth, under the supervision of Prof. Yossi Gil, for his paper: A systematic Study of Language Expressive Power of Type System. Winners of Faculty Excellence Scholarship for academic achievement and ...
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Francisco Partners Acquires Israeli MyHeritage for about $ 600 Million
Francisco Partners Acquires Israeli MyHeritage for about $ 600 Million
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Calcalist February 24, 2021 The Israeli company, which was established in 2003, specializes in discovering family history. Since its inception, it has raised $ 49 million in five rounds of funding. Founder and CEO Gilad Yefet [Technion CS Graduate] told Calcalist: "After 17 years, it's time to exit." Full Article
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New Member in the The National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
New Member in the The National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
The Technion February 22, 2021 The American National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced this month the admission of 106 new members and 23 international (non-American) members, including a graduate of the Taub Faculty of Computer Science at the Technion Dr. Yoelle Maarek, Vice President of Research and Science at Alexa Shopping At Amazon Global. Full Article
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Prime Minister Award to Dr. Yaniv Romano
Prime Minister Award to Dr. Yaniv Romano
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
CS congratulates Dr. Yaniv Romano on winning the Prime Minister Award for 2020, which is given to leading researchers in the field of smart transportation including car energy, advanced computing, cyber, image processing, artificial intelligence, big data and other areas that promote the field of smart transportation. Well done Yaniv!
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CS Winners of Jacobs Excellence Scholarships
CS Winners of Jacobs Excellence Scholarships
Sunday, February 21, 2021
הפקולטה למדעי המחשב מברכת את תלמידיה זוכי מלגות ג'ייקובס לשנת תשפ"א: תלמיד תואר שלישי לב יוחננוב, בהנחיית פרופ' איתן יעקובי, זוכה מלגת ג'ייקובס-קוואלקום (פעם שנייה ברצף!), על מצויינות במחקר ובלימודים. תלמיד תואר שני דין לייטרסדורף, בהנחיית פרופ' קרן צנזור-הלל, זוכה בפרס ע"ש ג'ייקובס על מאמר מצטיין העוסק בפיתוח חדשני להכפלה מהירה של מטריצות דלילות בחישוב מבוזר, ובשיפור בצורה אקספוננציאלית של יעילות האלגוריתם הקיים. כל הכבוד לב ודין ובהצלחה במחקר!
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CS Prof. Mirella (Miri) Ben-Chen is One of over 40 Technion Graduates Family
CS Prof. Mirella (Miri) Ben-Chen is One of over 40 Technion Graduates Family
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Ynet February 2. 2021 On the occasion of Family Day starting today (Tu Bishvat), the Technion alumni organization announced the competition to search for the "Technion Family". Families of Technion graduates who have more than ten graduates at the academic institution in Haifa were invited to the competition. The first place was won by the Buchnik-Buchnik tribe, one family (with several names), which currently numbers more than 40 Technion graduates, including two professors, three doctors, ...
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Planning and Budgeting Committee Scholarship to Antonio Abu Nassar and to Bahjat Kawar
Planning and Budgeting Committee Scholarship to Antonio Abu Nassar and to Bahjat Kawar
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
CS congratulates its Magister students Abu Nassar and Bahjat Kawar on winning a scholarship by the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education, for their studies outstanding achievements. Well done and keep up the good work!
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CS Graduate and Faculty Kira Radinsky is Considered One of the Brightest Minds in the World
CS Graduate and Faculty Kira Radinsky is Considered One of the Brightest Minds in the World
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Channel 13 News February 5. 2021 She is considered one of the brightest minds in the world, she made an exit of tens of millions of dollars, helped the defense establishment thwart terrorist attacks and developed a scientific model that predicts the future. This week we met thirty-five-year-old Kira Radinsky, who is planning to change the world and is now attacking the next target - eradicating the corona virus. Is the answer to the epidemic ...
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Researchers at the Technion have developed a new approach to the selective elimination of cancer cells
Researchers at the Technion have developed a new approach to the selective elimination of cancer cells
Thursday, February 4, 2021
The Technion February 4, 2021 The research group of Prof. Tomer Shlomi from the Faculty of Computer Science, the Faculty of Biology and the Lokey Interdisciplinary Center for Life Sciences & Engineering at the Technion discovered such a process - a process on the basis of which cancer cells can be selectively and specifically damaged without damaging healthy tissue. The findings were published in the journal Cell Metabolism. Full Article
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Milner Young Researcher Award to Eran Yahav
Milner Young Researcher Award to Eran Yahav
Thursday, January 28, 2021
CS congratulates Eran Yahav on winning the prestigious Milner Young Researcher Award for his research contributions in the field of programming languages. Congratulations!
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Social Excellence Award for Establishing  Unique Mentoring Project
Social Excellence Award for Establishing Unique Mentoring Project
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
CS congratulates Tal Haklai, an outstanding student and active member of the Student Committee, on the establishment, with the support of the committee, of an apprenticeship system that accompanies new students and provides them with academic assistance. More than 200 new students and 170 mentors were soon enrolled in the project. The tutors are students and graduates of the Faculty of Computer Science who provide the help on a full-time basis. She managed the advertising, ...
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CS Winners of Jacobs-Gutwirth Scholarships and Certificates of Excellence:
CS Winners of Jacobs-Gutwirth Scholarships and Certificates of Excellence:
Sunday, January 24, 2021
CS congratulates its students - winners of Jacobs-Gutwirth scholarships and certificates of excellence: Ph.D. student Gali Sheffi, supervised by Prof. Erez Paternak, winner of the Jacobs-Gutwirth Scholarship for her research in improving efficiency and ensuring the correctness of parallel algorithms Ph.D. student Ariel Kulik, supervised by Prof. Hadas Shachnai, winner of the Jacobs-Gutwirth Scholarship for his research in parameterized approximation algorithms and polynomial time approximation algorithms for resource allocation problems. Ph.D. student Uriel Singer, supervised ...
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Fine Prizes to Ph.D. Students
Fine Prizes to Ph.D. Students
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Congratulations to Ph.D. students Michal Edelstein, under the supervision of Prof. Mirlla Ben-Chen on winning the Fine Excellence Scholarship for her research on algorithms for processing three-dimensional geometry for production purposes, and to Daniella Bar-Lev, under the supervision of Prof. Tovi Etzion and Prof. Eitan Yaakobi, on winning the Fine Excellence Certificate for her research on the comprehensive characterization of the Deletion Channel and removal errors in storage and communication channels, for the purpose of ...
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Smart Vision in Agriculture
Smart Vision in Agriculture
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The Technion January 19, 2021 Researchers from the Taub's Faculty of Computer Science at the Technion have developed computer vision technology that combines deep learning to predict stress in agricultural crops. Full article
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CS President and Dean Excellent Students of Semesters Winter and Spring 2019-20 (Heb)
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
CS President and Dean Excellent Students of Semesters Winter and Spring 2019-20 (Heb) נדב אליאס רוני אשכנזי אלעד בדיחי דוד בן סעיד בעז בן-דב ליאור בקל סער בר-עוז אמיל בראל איל ברק רוני ברקן בן גבאי יובל גולדברג ויקטוריה גולדין גל גולדשטיין ברק גור מיקול גורליק תומר גלעדי שי גנדלמן יאיר דוידסון רועי הוכלר ליאור הרוש תום הרמן יונתן זיסקינד אוהד חאודסמיד עמיחי חבושה סארי חליחל ברק חפר גחטן מארון חריש נועם יעקבי עומר ירושלמי ...
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CS Founder Prof. Avraham Ginzburg Passed Away
CS Founder Prof. Avraham Ginzburg Passed Away
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Prof. Avraham Ginzburg, the founder of the faculty, passed away this week. Prof. Ginzburg led the establishment of the Department of Computer Science at the Technion and is one of the pioneers anqd thinkers who turned the idea of ​​establishing a science department into a new and exciting field and into a spectacular and groundbreaking reality. This is how Ginzburg described the seeds planted in him: "On a sabbatical year in 1965 I came to ...
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