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02/06/2016 @ 09:00 - 16:00

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The 2nd Convention of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Students & Young Professionals in Israel (IEEEI-SYP 2016)


 The IEEE Israel Student Section together with IEEE Young Professionals in Israel are pleased to announce its 2nd graduate student and YP convention (IEEEI-SYP), which continues the new tradition that was started last year. 

The IEEEI-SYP convention gives students the opportunity to present their research in a professional, yet casual environment. The convention is a platform for meetings and exchange of ideas between students in adjacent research fields, and between students and senior researchers and industry professionals. 

The convention also serves as a catalyst in bringing together participants from academia and industry to help foster new connections and ideas. The program includes keynote speakers and workshops, as well as a poster session on today’s state-of-the-art research conducted by graduate students from around the country.


In addition, a job fair targeting specifically graduate students in the various fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will be held with the participation of leading high-tech companies. The names of companies that will participate in this event will be posted at a later stage.  

The convention is free of charge, but advance registration is required. Light food and refreshments will be served. Keynote Speakers (In alphabetical order).

The organizing committee:
Detailed Program: Tel-Aviv University, Rosenblatt Auditorium​
סדנאות 1-2 מתקיימות בחדר 103 בניין כיתות הנדסה
14:00 – 14:45 Workshop 1 Vered Bar Bracha, Principal Engineer at Intel  | “Mobile multimedia evolution and new challenges in video & audio optimization over wireless links”
15:00 – 15:45 Workshop 2 Oren Hagai, President  & CTO at INTERLLIGENT | “A short tutorial of today’s RF and Microwave industry, segments and challenges”
סדנאות 3-4 מתקיימות בחדר 016 בניין עבודה סוציאלית
14:00 – 14:45 Workshop 3 Gabi Zodik, Director, IoT and Mobile Platforms, IBM Research | “Cognitive and Contextual People Centric IoT”
15:00 – 15:45 Workshop 4 Yaron Kagan, Distribution Business Manager at Texas Instruments  | “From Technological Career to Business Career”

09:00 – 16:00  Job fair in parallel with the convention

Inon Beracha

Inon, formerly CEO of PrimeSense, the creator of the Kinect sensor for Xbox360 which sold over 32M units (2006-2013). PrimeSense was acquired by Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) in December 2013. Prior to PrimeSense Inon served as CEO of DSP Group, the leader of System on a Chip solutions for cordless telephony with revenues of $200M/year selling over 100M chips per year (NASDAQ: DSPG, 2004-2006).

Inon was a Co-Founder and COO of Ceragon Networks Ltd. delivering high capacity wireless (“Wireless Fiber”) Telecom and Datacom systems (NASDAQ: CRNT,1996-2004). Prior to Ceragon Networks, Inon was Vice President of the Electronic Research and Development Department of the Israeli Ministry of Defense (1985-1996). Inon holds BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from Tel Aviv University.

Aharon Aharon

Aharon joined Apple in 2011 as its first Apple employee in Israel, managing the R&D activities of Apple’s Hardware Technologies in Israel, as well as supervising Apple Israel site. Prior to Apple, Aharon co-founded Camero (2004-2010), a startup company selling imaging systems for the defense and HLS markets.

In parallel, Aharon also served as a Chairman of the Board at Discretix (2003-2010), a startup company providing mobile security that was acquired by ARM in 2015. Aharon was the CEO of Seabridge (2001-2003), a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens, developing access aggregators in communication networks. 

Prior to Seabridge, Aharon served as a COO as Zoran (1997-2001), and worked at IBM Haifa Research Labs, Sr. Manager and Deputy head (1983-1997). Aharon received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Engineering (Cum Laude) from Technion (1981 and 1983).

Naftali Chayat

Naftali has over 30 years’ experience in signal processing, communications, radio systems and antenna technology. Prior to Vayyar, Naftali was Chief Scientist of Alvarion (BreezeCom) where he was responsible for its core technology. 

Prior to BreezeCom, Naftali held several roles in an R&D Department in the Israel Defense Forces, culminating as Chief Engineer. Naftali holds a BSc in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University under the auspices of “Talpiot”, an elite R&D program of the Israel Defense Forces, and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel.

Vered Bar Bracha

Vered joined Intel in July 2014, Vered is a path finder, responsible for identifying new use cases and defining new technologies in areas of multimedia capture and sharing over wireless. Before joining Intel, Vered managed multi-disciplinary groups of hardware, VLSI and software engineers in small and large companies in Israel and The US.

Holds over 20 granted and pending patents in wireless communications. Winner of Qualcomm’s 2010 innovation contest. Vered holds an MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg-Recanatti 2010) and BSC from Tel Aviv University (1991).

Oren Hagai

Oren is the president and CTO of INTERLLIGENT RF & Microwave solutions. He founded the company on 2000, and was responsible for developing the business from its inception to its current corporate level. Oren is a recognized expert in the field of RF and Microwave engineering and still makes time from his busy schedule to teach advanced microwave subjects at INTERLLIGENT’s training division.

In addition to managing the engineering activities at INTERLLIGENT, Oren keeps up to date with the latest technologies by actively participating in design reviews as well as attending and presenting at conferences and technical seminars. 

Prior to establishing INTERLLIGENT, Oren studied electrical engineering at Tel-Aviv university and served as a Microwave Expert in the IDF. Oren has held an amateur radio license since his teenage years and is still active today (4X1VI).

Gabi Zodik

Gabi is the Director for IoT and MobileFirst Platforms in Research, as well as the Department Group Manager of the Mobile and Industry Solutions Dept. at IBM Haifa Research. Gabi oversees the lab’s research and development efforts in Mobile, IoT, Wearables, and emerging Cloud Computing platforms. 

In his IoT and MobileFirst global role, Gabi oversees all the research activities in IoT and Mobile platforms. Gabi is the Research Relationship manager for MobileFirst and IoT platforms. Gabi holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, and an MBA from the University of Haifa.

IEEE-SYP Convention and Job Fair 2016
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