March 31, 2020
08:30 - 09:30
Registration & breakfast
09:30 - 09:45
Introduction by Oren Hagai, CEO, Interlligent
09:45 - 10:25
10:25 - 10:45
11:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:20
15:20 - 15:40
15:40 - 17:00
Celebrating 20th birthday to Interlligent:
Cocktails followed by a stand-up comedy "MA KASHUR"
Dr. Doron Ezri
Dr. Doron Ezri
CTO Wi-Fi of Data Comm. Product Line, Huawei
Coherent Multi-User MIMO transmission from multiple access points
Dr. Doron Ezri is CTO Wi-Fi of Huawei’s Data Communication Product Line, where he leads research in the fields of future Wi-Fi technologies (11ax/be and beyond), Enterprise and Residential Wi-Fi APs and Wi-Fi Chipsets (advanced PHY and MAC). Before Huawei, Dr. Ezri was CEO and Co-Founder of Greenair Wireless, a start-up company developing advanced baseband and MIMO IP Cores for Wi-Fi and LTE/A technologies. Previously to Greenair, Doron was CTO at Runcom Technologies a WiMAX leader and home of OFDMA technology, were he led the development of the first OFDMA-MIMO chipset in the world (WiMAX Wave 2 MS). Doron holds a BSc, MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and has been teaching a graduate level OFDM-MIMO course at Tel Aviv University for the last 13 years.
Dr. Gerasimos Theodoratos
Co-founder, RF/mmWave IC Designer, Adveos (Greece)
Design challenges for RF/mmWave Frequency Synthesizers
Gerasimos has more than 14 years of design and project management experience in the semiconductor industry, ranging from small startups and mid-sized companies to multinational corporations.
From 2007 to 2010 he was with Theon Sensors S.A., designing integrated signal conditioning electronics for MEMS sensors. He then moved to Broadcom Corporation working on RFICs for Cellular and Wi-Fi applications.
From 2015 he is Co-Founder and CTO for Adveos, designing and developing custom IC solutions for RF and analog circuits aimed at a broad range of applications including WiFi, high speed networking and satellite communications.
Gerasimos received his diploma and PhD degrees from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 2001 and 2007, respectively.
Dr. Yonatan Cohen
CTO, Quantum Machines
How RF engineering is shaping the future of Quantum Machines
Prior to Quantum Machines, Yonatan did his PhD work on quantum electronics devices at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
Quantum Machines develops the Quantum Orchestration Platform: a new kind of control and operation system for quantum computers, which opens new possibilities and allows to realize the potential of quantum processors.
"With a multidisciplinary team of highly motivated physicists and engineers, all passionate about solving the challenges of controlling quantum devices, we hope to help making the dream of a large-scale quantum computer become a reality.”
Mr. David Ben-Bassat
Coherent Homodyne Receivers for THz Frequencies
David Ben Bassat (BscEE) started his career as a technological officer in the IDF.
After six years of military service, David started up a company called RFWaves - a short range wireless communications RFIC company. RFWaves was acquired by Vishay in 2004.
During 2004-2009 David was VP of Corporate R&D in Vishay - overseeing all R&D projects in the company.
In 2009 David founded Oryx vision, where he developed a unique electro-magnetic sensing technology.
Assaf Touboul is a Vice President of Technology at Qualcomm Incorporated where he has been since 2012 post DesignArt Networks Acquisition ,where he served as CTO and co-founder of the company.
Assaf leads the first generation 5G Modem flagship System On Chip ( SDX50 )at Qualcomm which is incorporated already in more than 50 smartphones and devices and deployed in more than 30 launched cellular networks.
Recently Assaf was also appointed as the overall lead of Qualcomm car to car communication - Cellular vehicle to everything (CV2X) as well as leading the research activities of the future technologies of 5G cellular roadmap.
Back in 2006, Assaf has co-founded DesignArt Networks where he served as Chief Technology Officer. DesignArt Networks brought to the world one of the first 4G small cell base stations technology all integrated into a System on Chip (SoC) aiming to be deployed on lamppost and electricity poles, replacing the traditional Macro Base Station boxes and its classical antennas. Since then, small cell technologies have become the mainstream cellular infrastructure deployment approach for both 4G and now even more centric on 5G deployment.
DesignArt Networks has been acquired by Qualcomm in 2012 and post the acquisition Assaf served as CTO and chief architect of the Small cell 4G and 5G of Qualcomm.
Over the course of Assaf’s career -Assaf has invented more than 100 patents related to signal processing, wireless communication, cellular technologies, microarchitecture aspects and its implementation on multiple system on a chip.
Yosef Pinhasi is a Professor in Ariel University. He was born in Israel on May 3, 1961. Received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Tel-Aviv University, Israel in 1983, 1989 and 1995 respectively. In 1995 he joined Ariel University as one of the founders of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and served as its head between the years 2004-2007. During 2010-2017 he has been the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the Ariel University.
Since 1990 Prof. Pinhasi is working in the field of electromagnetic radiation, investigating mechanisms of its excitation and generation in high power radiation sources like microwave and millimetre wave electron devices, free-electron lasers (FELs) and masers. He developed a unified coupled-mode theory of electromagnetic field excitation and propagation in the frequency domain, enabling study of wideband interactions of electromagnetic waves in media in the linear and non-linear (saturation) operation regimes. He developed techniques for analysing excitation and propagation of ultra-wide band signals in absorptive and dispersive media, including dielectric materials, as well as in distributed gain medium.
Prof. Pinhasi investigates utilisation of electromagnetic waves in a wide range of frequencies for various applications such as wireless communications, stand-off detection, imaging and radars. The space-frequency approach, which developed by him, is employed to study propagation of wide-band signals in absorptive and dispersive media in broadband communication links, and wireless indoor and outdoor networks (including those in the EHF which are designed for the 5th generation of the cellular communications) as well as in remote sensing radars and radiative power beaming operating in the millimetre wavelengths and Terahertz regimes.
Professor Pinhasi is the head of the laboratory of wireless communications and radars, where Ph.D. and M.Sc. students are carrying their theses. He is a radio amateur (call sign: 4Z1VC) and plays the piano and keyboards.
Prof. Eran Socher
High Frequency Integrated Circuits Lab, Head
School of Electrical Engineering - Physical Electronics
Millimetre-wave and THz Opportunities in CMOS Chips
Prof. Eran Socher is the Head of the VLSI and High Frequency IC Labs at Tel Aviv University School of Electrical Engineering. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto and at UCLA. His research focuses on mm-wave and THz CMOS circuits and their interfaces for high speed communication, imaging and sensing applications. He has received several research and teaching awards.
Mr. Raviv Melamed
CEO, Vayyar Imaging Ltd
Prior to founding Vayyar, Raviv was Vice President of the Intel Architecture Group and General Manager of Intel’s Worldwide Mobile Wireless Group.
Raviv joined Intel in 2004 as part of Intel’s acquisition of Envara, a fabless semi-conductor company based in Israel, where he served as Vice President of R&D.
Prior to this position, he held several roles in the Israel Defense Force in the field of large-scale radar and communication projects.
Raviv holds a BSc. and MSc. in Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
Dr. Brian Ginsburg
Systems Manager, Texas Instruments Radar BU
Mm-Wave Sensing for Automotive and Beyond
Brian Ginsburg received his S.B., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He joined Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas in 2007 working in its Wireless Terminals Business Unit. In TI’s Kilby Labs, he developed a 160GHz radar for proximity applications. In 2012, he became the Systems Architect and RF Design Manager of TI’s first generation 76-81GHz CMOS single-chip radar family. At present, he is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and the Systems Manager of TI’s Radar Team. He has served on the technical programme committee for the International Solid-State Circuits Symposium and is the Programme Chair of the Symposium on VLSI Circuits.
Dr. Daniel Zahavi
Co-founder and CEO at LEVL Technologies (Cyber RF)
The new role of RF and signals intelligence in cyber security
Daniel has made a career of innovating wireless cyber security technologies in very high-threat environments. He is now applying that experience to the commercial market.
Daniel previously led the R&D team in the electronic warfare center of the Israeli Defense Forces and received multiple commendations for technology achievements. He also served as a consultant for industries in homeland security and offensive RF-cyber-attacks.
Daniel was a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) and has published several papers in the fields of information theory and wireless digital communication.
Daniel holds a B.Sc from the Technion, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, all in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Assaf Azoulay
CTO Microwave Business Line, Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra
MMIC - Paving an Easier Path Towards mmW
After more than a decade as a Design Engineer, Assaf now leads the search for new RF & Microwave technologies at Elisra.
Assaf holds an MSc and is now studying for his PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Aaron Vaisman
Product Line Manager - LTCC
A Technical Perspective on Applications of LTCC Technology for Commercially-Viable Millimeter-Wave Passive Components and Semiconductor Packaging
Aaron Vaisman is the LTCC Product Line Manager at Mini-Circuits where he has held several design positions since he joined the company in 2010. In his role, he has led teams in the development of components in a variety of technologies such as LTCC, MMIC, Thin-Film and PCB.
His primary areas of interest and research include millimeter-wave passive components and interconnects, network analysis and synthesis techniques, EM simulation techniques, measurement uncertainty and statistical analysis. His design experience ranges from HF to V frequency bands, and he has been awarded three patents in some of the above mentioned fields. Mr. Vaisman received his B.Sc. degree from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 2007 and M.Sc. from Columbia University in the city of New York, 2009.
Prof. Yonina Eldar
Prof of Electrical Engineering, Dept. of Math and Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of Science
From sub-Nyquist sampling to deep learning with applications to wireless communications, radar, and imaging.
Yonina Eldar is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. She was previously a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion, where she held the Edwards Chair in Engineering. She is also a Visiting Professor at MIT, a Visiting Scientist at the Broad Institute, and an Adjunct Professor at Duke University and was a Visiting Professor at Stanford. She received the B.Sc. degree in physics and the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering both from Tel-Aviv University (TAU), Tel-Aviv, Israel, in 1995 and 1996, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, in 2002. She is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, an IEEE Fellow and a EURASIP Fellow. She has received many awards for excellence in research and teaching, including the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award (2013), the IEEE/AESS Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award (2014) and the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award (2016). She was a Horev Fellow of the Leaders in Science and Technology program at the Technion and an Alon Fellow. She received the Michael Bruno Memorial Award from the Rothschild Foundation, the Weizmann Prize for Exact Sciences, the Wolf Foundation Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research, the Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research (twice), the Hershel Rich Innovation Award (three times), the Award for Women with Distinguished Contributions, the Andre and Bella Meyer Lectureship, the Career Development Chair at the Technion, the Muriel & David Jacknow Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Technion’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (two times). She received several best paper awards and best demo awards together with her research students and colleagues, was selected as one of the 50 most influential women in Israel, and was a member of the Israel Committee for Higher Education. She is the Editor in Chief of Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing and a member of several IEEE Technical Committees and Award Committees.
Mr. Rusty Myers
Senior Metrology Engineer, Keysight Technologies
Modern Network Analyzer Calibration Techniques
Rusty Myers is a Senior Metrology Engineer at Keysight Technologies, He is involved in various projects related to measurement science and uncertainties of precision instruments. Most of his work is centered on Vector Network Analyzers and accessories including calibration kits, verification kits, ECal and network analyzer measurement accuracy.
Rusty has extensive experience with passive microwave components and electromechanical devices ranging from RF to sub-mm. During more than a decade at Maury Microwave, Rusty was involved in simulation, design, manufacturing and test of Maury’s complete product portfolio. Over that time, he served in the role of Senior Engineer, Engineering Manager and Director of Engineering. He previously had positions in R&D and manufacturing at Agilent/HP working with a wide range of microwave products. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering with microwave specialization from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Rusty is an executive committee member for the Advanced Radio Frequency Techniques Group (ARFTG) and has been involved with various aspects for ARFTG conferences. He is an IEEE MTT-S member and has given calibration talks at his local IEEE chapter with plant tours for local students. He is an active participant in the P287 working group for coaxial connectors and previously contributed to the P1785 working group for waveguide standards above 110 GHz.
InterContinental David Tel Aviv
The hotel is overlooking the Mediterranean and located near the southern end of Tel Aviv’s beachfront promenade.
The hotel offers the largest, most impressive banqueting and convention center in Israel. The conference space is available along with the Grand Ballroom, the largest, free-standing function space for conventions in Israel.