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IEEEI Festivity

16/11/2016 @ 09:00 - 16:00

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The Opening Festivity of the Academic Year 2016-2017 of all Israel Universities and Colleges, for Students of Computer Science and Electrical, Software and Computer Engineering.


The IEEE Israel Student section together with the IEEE Young Professionals in Israel are pleased to announce the opening festivity of the academic year 2016-2017 of all Israel Universities and Colleges, for student of Computer Science and Electrical, Software and Computer Engineering. In the festivity will participate PhD, MSc and BSc students.

The festivity will be held in the Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan university, in Tuesday, November 22th, 2016.

Festivity highlights:

The program includes two keynote speakers (see below) 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 graduates and students in the various fields (e.g. EE, SE, CS) 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. Light food and refreshments will be served.

Research students and graduates from all institutions will present posters describing their work on all topics related to electrical and computer engineering. IEEE Walabot Student Challenge  presents an opportunity for young engineers to build useful and innovative applications based on the Walabot technology platform. 

Student teams are encouraged to enter the competition, starting November 22, 2016. The final will be at IEEE-COMCAS 2017. Selected students will have an opportunity to present their applications and compete for scholarships and research grants, up to $10,000.


The festivity will host Ms. Eszter Lukacs, IEEE Client Service Manager at R8. Ms. Lukacs will lecture on carrer development with IEEE & IEEE Xplore and how to get published with IEEE.

Detailed Program: Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Engineering
Room 42
Room 22

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

Prof. David Mendlovic

Prof. David Mendlovic has received his BSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University, Israel. Prof. Mendlovic was associated with Erlangen University as a MINERVA postdoctoral fellow, later joining Tel-Aviv University as a Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, where at present he is a Full Professor of electro-optics.

Prof. Mendlovic has authored more than 200 technical articles, 3 book chapters, and is the holder of more than 30 patents all of them have been commercialized. Prof. Mendlovic is a founder of successful opto-electronics startup companies (e.g., Civcom and Eyesquad) and served as their CEO. Civcom Inc. was acquired by Padtec S/A of Brazil, Eyesquad was acquired by Tessera Inc (NASDAQ symbol: TSRA). 

Recently, Prof. Mendlovic founded Corephotonics, a new startup that deals with the creation of advanced compact camera technologies. He serves as the CEO of Corephotonics. Prof. Mendlovic is the 1998 winner of the ICO (International Commission of Optics) Award, in recognition of his contribution to the optical signal processing area.

Since January 2008 till September 2010, Prof. Mendlovic was the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Science. At present he serves as the Chairman of the Industrial Affiliates Program and Vice Dean for Research of the Faculty of Engineering. Prof. Mendlovic also gathers the new TAU Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Raviv Melamed

Raviv is the CEO and Co-founder of Vayyar. Prior to Vayyar, Raviv was the Vice-President of the Intel Architecture Group and General Manager of Intel’s Worldwide Mobile Wireless Group. 

Raviv joined Intel in 2004 as part of Intel’s acquisition of Envara, a fabless semi-conductor company based in Israel, where he served as Vice President of R&D. Prior to that he held several roles in the Israel Defense Force in large scale radar and communication projects. Raviv holds BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

Nimrod Vromen

Nimrod is a Partner in the Hi-Tech Department at Yigal Arnon & Co. Law Firm. Nimrod has been living and breathing the Israeli high-tech community for the past decade. 

Nimrod’s specialties: representation of private technology companies and Israeli and foreign venture capital funds (hundreds of transactions over almost a decade); emphasizing on private financing, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and commercial matters. Nimrod holds an LLM and Executive MBA from Tel-Aviv University.

Dr. Gutman Igor

Since 2013 Igor has been with Qualcomm, working on development of advanced algorithms for physical layer of LTE/WiGig (60GHz band) modems. From 2003 to 2013 Igor held a various positions in the field of signal processing in GO Networks, Alvarion and Intel.

Igor research interests include analysis of communications systems with nonlinearities and MIMO systems. Igor holds a BSc, MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

Eszter Lukács

Eszter is the IEEE Client Services and University Partnership Program Manager for Europe and Israel, providing outreach, education and awareness for organizations who subscribe to IEEE online content. Eszter offers free online or on-site seminars and training programs on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library for various user communities, including librarians, engineers, researchers, students, faculty and authors. 

Eszter also supports initiatives and information needs of IEEE Student Branches. Based in Berlin, Germany, Eszter joined IEEE in 2013. Eszter holds a Magister degree in Linguistics from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Eszter speaks German, English, and Hungarian.

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09:00 - 16:00