Prof. Meir Feder


Professor Meir Feder received the Sc.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in 1987. He is now a Chaired Professor and Head of the School of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University. He was a visiting Professor at MIT and had visiting appointments at Bell laboratories and Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

While serving in the Israeli defense Forces, he was awarded the 1978 “creative mind” award of the chief Intelligence officer. He received the 1993 best paper award of the Information Theory Society. He was the recipient of the 1994 prize of Tel-Aviv University for excellent young scientists, the 1994 award of the Electronic Industry in Israel (awarded by the president of Israel), and the 1995 research prize in applied electronics awarded by Ben-Gurion University. He is a Fellow of the IEEE for his contribution to universal data prediction and universal compression.

In parallel to his academic career he was closely involved in the high-tech industry with numerous companies. In the early 90's he worked with Intel on the MMX architecture and designed efficient multimedia algorithms for it. In 1998 he co-founded Peach Networks, a provider of server-based interactive TV system via the cable network, which was acquired in 2000 by Microsoft. He then co-founded Bandwiz, to provide massive content delivery systems via "rateless codes". He is currently the Chief Scientist of Amimon, a company he co-founded in 2004. Amimon's "video-modem" technology is the basis of the WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) standard, initiated by the leading Consumer Electronics companies, for wireless high-definition A/V connectivity at the home.