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Detailed Program 4th IEEEI-SYP

16/04/2018 @ 09:00 - 15:00

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The IEEE Israel Student Section together with IEEE Young Professionals in Israel are pleased to announce its 3rd graduate student and YP conference (IEEEI-SYP). The 4th IEEEI-SYP will be hosted at the Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on Monday, April 16, 2018. The IEEEI-SYP conference gives to its attendees the opportunity to present their research in a professional, yet casual environment. The conference 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 conference 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 Engineering, Computer / Software Engineering and Computer Science will be held with the participation of leading high-tech companies. We are looking forward to seeing you in the 4th IEEEI-SYP !
Advance registration is required (the registration will be open soon). Light food and refreshments will be served. Poster Presentation Graduate students from all institutions will present posters describing their work on all topics related to electrical and computer engineering. The registration will be open soon. We encourage intended participants to register as early as possible since the number of available seats is limited. Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Detailed Program:

09:00 – 15:00  Job fair in parallel with the convention

Mr. Nir Barkat

Nir Barkat has served as Mayor of Jerusalem since 2008, inspiring Jerusalemites with his vision to transform Israel’s capital city into one rich in culture, youth, education, economic development, innovation and tourism. Before entering public service, Mayor Barkat co‐founded BRM Technologies, a pioneering software house and later venture capital firm that developed and marketed ground‐breaking anti‐virus software now standard on personal computers throughout the world. His early successes as Mayor are rooted in his business methods and entrepreneurial approach to City Hall.

Mayor Barkat received the rank of Major during his six years of service in the Israel Defense Forces, which included serving as a company commander of paratroopers during the First Lebanon War. Following his army service, Mayor Barkat returned to Jerusalem where he attended Hebrew University and earned a degree in computer science. He is married to artist Beverly Barkat, with whom he has three daughters.

Prof. Amnon Shashua

Prof. Amnon Shashua holds the Sachs chair in computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning. Amnon has founded three startups in the computer vision and machine learning fields. In 1995 he founded CogniTens that specializes in the area of industrial metrology and is today a division of the Swedish corporation Hexagon.

In 1999 he cofounded Mobileye with his partner Ziv Aviram. Mobileye develops system-on-chips and computer vision algorithms for driving assistance systems and is developing a platform for autonomous driving to be launched in 2021. Today, approximately 24 million cars rely on Mobileye technology to make their vehicles safer to drive. In August 2014, Mobileye claimed the title for largest Israeli IPO ever, by raising $1B at a market cap of $5.3B.

In August 2017, Mobileye became an Intel company in the largest Israeli acquisition deal ever of $15.3B. Today, Prof. Shashua is the CEO and CTO of Mobileye and a Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation leading Intel’s Autonomous Driving Group. In 2010 Amnon co-founded OrCam which harnesses computer vision and artificial intelligence to assist people who are visually impaired or blind.

Mr. Aharon Aharon

Aharon is the CEO of Israel Innovation Authority since 2016. Before that, Aharon had managed 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).

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09:00 - 15:00