I got my B.Sc. At the Hebrew University in Physics and Mathematics. After that I worked for several years
in digital signal processing. I then co-founded with 2 friends a company in the Bioinformatics area, called Compugen Ltd
were of the pioneers of Bioinformatics and Human Genome research in Israel. After leaving the company and after some rest I went back
to academia and got my M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at the Tel-Aviv University and PhD in chemistry at the Weizmann Institute. Following
a post-doc at Northwestern University I joined the department of Physical Electronics in Tel-Aviv University.
My research involves
the theoretical modeling of new materials and devices from the atomic level and combines simple modeling as well as formalism
and code development. This research is highly inter-disciplinary and merges concepts, theories and models from Physics,
Chemistry, Materials science, Electrical engineering and Computer Science. The area of materials theoretical modeling and properties
prediction has already got the name "The Materials Genome Initiative
", while this can be viewed by some people as a public
relations name, my personal view is that this field will indeed affect materials and devices research and design no less
than bioinformatics has affected biological research.