Amiram Yehudai's Short biography


Amiram Yehudai received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa in 1973, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974 and 1977, respectively.  In 1977 he joined the Academic Faculty of the Department of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, and he is now a Full Professor.  He served as the Chair of the Blavatnik School of Computer Sciences from 2008 to 2011, and was chairman of the CS Department (when it was still part of the School of Mathematical Sciences) from 1982 to 1983, from 1985 to 1987, and from 1992 to 1994.  From 2000 until 2003, Professor Yehudai was Vice President for Academic Affairs and Head of the Computer Science Program in the Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo.

Professor Yehudai held visiting positions in the University of California at Berkeley and at Los Angeles, in the University of Maryland, in GMD, Germany, and in the US Naval Postgraduate School. His main research areas are Software Engineering and Programming Languages.  He published over 70 articles in Journals and Conferences. He co-authored work on Parallelizing Pascal compiler that received an Honorable Mention in the 1990 IEEE Computer Society Gordon Bell prize. He also co-authored a paper that was voted the ASE 2011 Most Influential paper, selected from papers that appeared in the KBSE/ASE conferences in the years 1995-97. In addition, a paper on unit test and mock aspect generation tool, that he co-authored received best paper award in HVC 2007. His work has been funded by grants from the Israel Science Foundation, the German-Israel Fund, the Israeli Ministry of Science, the Israeli Ministry of Defense, IBM and Microsoft. He  has supervised more than a dozen PhD students, and more than 60 MSc students, and was awarded Rector's citation for Teaching excellence for the year 2007/08, Tel Aviv University.

Professor Yehudai served as the chairman of the Israeli Education Ministry's Committee on Computer Science Education between 1990 and 1999, and led the development of a new CS program, considered to be one of the leading CS high school curricula in the world. He was a member of the National Committee for Information Technology and Infrastructure, a member of the subcommittee on Computing of the Council for Higher Education(CHE)'s Planning and Budgeting Committee(PBC),  and a member of the CHE's Computer Science Quality Evaluation committee.  

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