Eitan Yaakobi

Research Area Information and coding theory with applications to non-volatile memories and data storage. Research focuses on studying codes and algorithms which will be used in memories and storage solutions in order to improve their capacity, performance, endurance, power consumption and more.
Employer Assistant Professor, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Education Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering University of California, San Diego
M.Sc. in Computer Science, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
B.A. in Computer Science and B.A. Summa in Mathematics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Young Scholar Prize Research Coding for flash memories
Other Honors 2011 The Schultz Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Research
2010-2011 Intel Ph.D. Fellowship
2002-2005 Member of the Technion’s Excellence Program
Fun Fact I love surfing and yoga.

Marco Papaleo

Current position Staff Engineer, Qualcomm
Education PhD, Information Technology and Communication Theory, Università di Bologna
M.Sc., Telecommunications Engineering, Università di Bologna
B.S., Telecommunications Engineering, Università di Bologna
Young Scholar Prize Research Next generation wireless telecommunication systems, both terrestrial and satellite networks, including design and performance evaluation of error control coding with emphasis on packet level coding.

Eric Plum

Research Area Dynamic control of metamaterial optical properties. Potential applications range from all-optical data and image processing to controlling and modulating light in various ways.
Current position Principal Research Fellow (comparable to Assoc. Prof.) at the Centre for Photonic Metamaterials and Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK
Education PhD in Optoelectronics, University of Southampton
BSc in Physics with Astrophysics, New Mexico Tech
Young Scholar Prize Research Discovery of several types of large chiral optical effects in metamaterials. Potential applications include novel types of polarization controllers and spectral filters.
Other Honors 2010-2015 Leverhulme Fellowship, UK
2011 Institute of Physics PhD Thesis Prize, UK
2005-2006 Fulbright Scholarship, USA
2003 Award of the German Aerospace Centre, Germany
Fun Fact I enjoy growing fruit & vegetables and I support science projects at schools.

Sébastien Soudan

Current position Architect, F5 Networks
Education Ph.D., Computer Science, Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon
M.Sc., Computer Science, Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon
Engineer, Computer Science, Ecole Centrale de Lyon
Young Scholar Prize Research Resource sharing in networks, network scheduling, optical networks, network economics, and game theory.