• Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Mathematics and Physics, B.Sc. 1969.
  • Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel.
    Applied Physics, M.Sc. 1972. (with special distinction). Title of Master's thesis: "Optical propagation through cholesteric liquid crystals".
    Name of Supervisor: Prof. S. Shtrikman
  • Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
    Wave propagation and Electro-optics, Ph.D. 1981.
    Title of Doctoral dissertation: "Numerical and analytical Investigations of wave propagation in random media".
    Name of Supervisor: Prof. M.J. Beran

  1. Hebrew University Scholarships, Jerusalem, Israel, Achievements in study.
  2. Feinberg Graduate School Scholarships, The Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel. Achievements in study and research.
  3. Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Engineering Scholarships, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Achievements in study and research.
  4. The Chief of Intelligence prize for creative thinking
  5. The Students Award for Best Lecturer (Third place).
  6. The Rothschild Fellowship
  7. The Weizmann Fellowship (Declined)
  8. The Fullbright Fellowship
  9. Alon Fellowship
  10. Annual Award in Applied Electronics of The Polish-Jewish Ex-Serviceman Association - London.
  11. Chair: The Gordon Professor
  12. Life Time Achievement Award – For Outstanding Contribution (The International Conference on Fiber Optic Sensing (OFS-26)

  • Fellow, Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Life Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6799-8387

  • Head of the Faculty Graphics Committee (1985-1989).
  • Head of the Faculty Computer Committee (1988-1996).
  • Head, Image Processing Laboratory (Since 1988).
  • Department Chairman (1988-1992).
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, French--Israeli Symposium on “Advanced Topics in Telecommunications”, Tel-Aviv, Israel, December 1989.
  • Member of the Program Committee, 8th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Monterey, California, January 1992.
  • Member of the Israeli National Committee for Electro-Optics (1994-1999).
  • Head of the Tel-Aviv University Computer Committee (1995-Present).
  • Department Chairman (1996-2000).
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, French-Israeli Workshop on Nonlinear Optics (FRISNO6), Les Huches, France, February 2000.
  • Head of Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Engineering Appointment Committee (1998-Present).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Optical Networks Magazine (1999-Present).
  • Member of the Program Committee, 14th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Venice, Italy, October 2000.
  • Member of the Program Committee, 15th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA, May 2002.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, French-Israeli Workshop on Nonlinear Optics (FRISNO7), Les Huches, France, February 2003.
  • Member of the Program Committee, 16th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Nara, Japan, October 2003.
  • Member of the Program Committee, 2nd European Workshop on optical fibre sensors, EWOFS’04, Santander, Spain, June 2004.
  • Member of the International Scientific Committee, 2nd European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Munich, Germany, July 2004.
  • Member of the Program Committee, 17th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Bruges, Belgium, May 2005.
  • Member of the International Scientific Committee, 3rd European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Granada, Spain, July 2006.
  • Member of the Program Committee, 18th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Cancun, Mexico, October 2006.
  • Official Delegate of Israel in the European financed COST 299: Optical Fibers for New Challenges Facing the Information Society (FIDES), 2006-2010
  • Member of the Program Committee, 2nd European Workshop on optical fibre sensors, EWOFS’07, Italy, July 2007.
  • Member of the Program Committee, 19th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Perth, Australia, April 2008.
  • Member of the International Scientific Committee, 4th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Cracow, Poland, July 2008.
  • Member of the Program Committee, Slow and Fast Light, Boston, USA, July 2008.
  • Member of the Program Committee, 20th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, October 2009.
  • Member of the Program Committee, 2009 Microwave Photonics Conference, Valencia, Spain, October 2009.
  • Member of the Program Committee, The International IEEE Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems (IEEE COMCAS 2009), Tel-Aviv, Israel, November, 2009.
  • Member of the Program Committee, European Structural Health Monitoring Conference, EWSHM2010, Sorrento, Italy, July 2010.
  • Member of the Program Committee, EWOFS 2010 - 4th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, Porto, Portugal, September 2010.
  • Member of the Program Committee, Photonics 2010, Guwahati, India, December 2010.
  • Official Delegate of Israel in the European financed COST TD1001: Novel And Reliable Optical
  • Member of the Program Committee, 21th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Ottawa, Canada, May 2011.
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee, European conference on Optical communications (ECOC), 2011, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2011.
  • Member of the Program Committee, The International IEEE Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems (IEEE COMCAS 2011), Tel-Aviv, Israel, November, 2011.
  • Member of the Program Committee, European Structural Health Monitoring Conference, EWSHM2012, Dresden, Germany, July 2012.
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee, European conference on Optical communications (
  • Member of the Program Committee, 22th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Beijing, China, October 2012.
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee, Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC), Anaheim, California, March 2012.
  • Head of School of electrical Engineering Appointment Committee (2012-2014)
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee, Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC), Anaheim, California, March 2013.
  • Member of the Program Committee, The International IEEE Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems (IEEE COMCAS 2013), Tel-Aviv, Israel, November, 2013
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee, Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC), San Francisco, California, March 2014.
  • Member of the Program Committee, 23th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Santander, Spain, June 2014.
  • Member of the Program Committee, European Structural Health Monitoring Conference, EWSHM2014,
  • Member of the Program Committee, 24th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Curitiba, Brazil, October 2015.
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee, European conference on Optical communications (ECOC), 2015, Valencia, Spain, September 2015.
  • Member of the Program Committee, EWOFS 2016 - 5th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, Limerick, Ireland, May 2016.
  • Member of the Program Committee, 25th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Jeju, South Korea, April 2015.
  • Member of the Program Committee, European Structural Health Monitoring Conference, EWSHM2016, Bilbao, Spain, July 2016.
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee, European conference on Optical communications (ECOC), 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 2017.
  • Member of the Program Committee, European Structural Health Monitoring Conference, EWSHM2018, Manchester, UK, July 2018.
  • Co-chair and member of the Program Committee, 26th Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 2018.
  • Reston, Va., September 2018.
  • Member of the Program Committee, European Structural Health Monitoring Conference, EWSHM2020, Palermo, Italy, July 2020