The IEEE Israel Conference of Students and Young Professionals

IEEE Israel Young Professionals  |  IEEE Israel Student Branch

The IEEE Israel Student Branch together with IEEE Young Professionals in Israel are pleased to announce the 3rd Israel Conference of Students and Young Professionals. The Conference will be hosted at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in the Technion, on Tuesday, March 07, 2017. The 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 and Computer Engineering, will be held with the participation of leading high-tech companies.

We are looking forward to seeing you in The IEEE Israel Conference of Students and Young Professionals !

Conference executive chairs:  Aleks Dyskin^ and Yiftach Richter*

^Head of IEEE Israel Young Professionals,

*Head of IEEE Israel Students,

  Date and Time




  • Andrew and Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Technion City
  • Haifa, Haifa District
  • Israel 3200000
  • Building: Bella Mayer
  • Room Number: Auditorium 280
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  • Co-sponsored by Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering Department, IEEE Israel, IEEE Region8, IEEE MTTs, Association of Engineers in Israel


Prof. Yossi Matias
Prof. Yossi Matias of Google Israel


On Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship



Yossi Matias is Vice President of engineering in Google's Search. He is also the managing director of Google R&D Center in Israel, with overall responsibility for Google research, development, and technology innovation in Israel. Under his leadership, the Israeli center has developed visible and core technologies in the areas of Search, Data Analytics, Gmail, YouTube, and Internet scale infrastructure (some highlights here), as well as pioneered an initiative of bringing online hundreds of heritage collections including the Yad Vashem photo archive and the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls.

He is the executive lead and founder of Google's Campus Tel Aviv, a novel technology hub for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in Israel, which already hosted some 100,000 participants, and developed entrepreneurship programs which expanded globally such as LaunchPad and Campus for Moms; he is the executive sponsor of the Mind the Gap program, encouraging high school girls for CS and STEM, which was recognized with the 2015 Anita Borg Institute Social Impact Award.
Prof. Matias is also on the CS faculty of Tel Aviv University (on leave), and formerly a research scientist at Bell Laboratories and a visiting professor at Stanford. He earned his PhD (with distinction) from Tel Aviv University and his MSc (with excellence) from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Previously he served in the Israeli IDF as an Israeli Air Force pilot.

For full Prof. Matias bio please visit this link.

Address:Tel Aviv, Israel

Dr. Ran Gozali

Dr. Ran Gozali of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems


R&D Challenges in a Competitive World



Dr. Ran Gozali is an Executive VP in Rafael and heads the company's Research, Development and Engineering Division, which supports all development programs of the company's business units: Air and Inteligence, Air Supremacy, Ground and Marine Systems. 

 Prior to joining Rafael Dr. Gozali served as the CEO and President of Goji Solutions Ltd. a global company engaged in the development of unique solutions for thawing and heating systems for medical applications, sensing and software solutions for the oil & gas industries and a smart energy delivery for the food industry.

Dr. Gozali holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from Virginia Tech Univeristy/USA, an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion/Israel and a B.Sc. cum laude in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the Univesity of Ben Gurion in the Negev, Israel.

Address:Haifa, Israel


The Agenda is tentative and is subject to change towards the Conference date.

09:00 - Gathering, registration and coffee.

09:45 - Opening Remarks

10:00 - "On Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship" by Prof. Yossi Matias, Vice President, Engineering, Google & Head of Google's R&D Center in Israel.

11:00 - "R&D Challenges in a Competitive World" by Dr. Ran Gozali, Executive Vice President, RD&E Division, General Manager, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

12:00 - Lunch and Posters Session

13:30 - Workshops (will be published later).

15:30 - Closing remarks, coffee and networking.

*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 between 09:00 to 15:00. 


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