About Me

I am a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Before that, I was a Fulbright post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California at San Diego, and a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology.

Education

2001-2004
Ph.D. in Computer Science
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Supervisor: Prof. Tuvi Etzion
Thesis: "Tilings, Anticodes, and Multidimensional Coding"

1997-1998
M.Sc. in Computer Science
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Supervisor: Prof. Tuvi Etzion
Thesis: "Characterization of Single-Track Gray Codes"

1994-1997
B.A. Summa Cum Laude in Computer Science
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Work Experience

2019-Present
Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ben-Gurion University

2014-2019
Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ben-Gurion University

August 2017
Visiting Scholar
Center for Memory and Recording Research
University of California at San Diego

2012-2014
Visiting Scientist
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-2014
Senior Lecturer
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ben-Gurion University

2010-2012
Consultant
Memory Group
Samsung Israel Research Center (SIRC)

2007-2010
Lecturer
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ben-Gurion University

2005-2007
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Department of Electrical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Host: Prof. Jehoshua (Shuki) Bruck

2004-2005
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California at San Diego
Hosts: Prof. Alexander Vardy and Prof. Paul H. Siegel

1998-2004
Technical Officer
Israeli Defense Forces

1998
Guest Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

1997
Error-Correcting Codes Consultant
Zen Research, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Honors and Awards

2020
NVMW Persistent Impact Prize

2019, 2018, 2017
2016, 2015, 2011
2009
Departmental Award for Excellence in Teaching



2017
The David and Luba Glatt Prize for Excellence in Teaching

2017,2015,2012
Rector’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

2010
IEEE Communications Society Best Student Paper Award in Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage (Co-author)

2009
IEEE Communications Society Best Paper Award in Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage

2004
Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship

2002
Wolf Foundation Prize for Ph.D. Students

1997
Wolf Foundation Prize for M.Sc. Students

Academic Service

2021-Present
Area Editor
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

2021-Present
Editor
Journal of Combinatorial Theory Ser. A

2020-2021
2017-2020
2014-2017
Associate Editor
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory


2021, 2020, 2019
2018, 2016, 2013
2012
Technical-Program Committee Member
IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT)


2021, 2019, 2018
Technical-Program Committee Member
Non-volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW)

2019, 2014, 2010
Technical-Program Committee Member
IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)

2017
Technical-Program Committee Member
International Castle Meeting on Coding Theory and Applications (ICMCTA)

2014, 2013
Technical-Program Committee Member
International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC)