International Awards and Honors

 

ACM
Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing
Prof. Alon Itai Faculty of Computer Science
“A Fast and Simple Randomized Parallel Algorithm for the Maximal Independent Set Problem”

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS
International Honorary Member Award
Assoc. Prof. Eran Friedler
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS LOS ANGELES CHAPTER
2016 AIALA Design Award
Assoc. Prof. Aharon Shprecher
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
International Honorary Member Award
Assoc. Prof. Eran Friedler
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS LOS ANGELES CHAPTER
2016 AIALA Design Award
Assoc. Prof. Aharon Shprecher
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
Environmental Water Resources Institute Service to the Profession Award
Prof. Avi Ostfeld
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ASME
Mayo D. Hersey Award
Prof. Emeritus Izhak Etsion
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
“in recognition of distinguished and continued contributions over a substantial period of time to the advancement of the science and engineering of tribology”

COLLOQUIUM ON STRUCTURAL INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION COMPLEXITY
2017 SIROCCO Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing
Prof. Shmuel Zaks
Faculty of Computer Science

EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR SIGNAL POROCESSING
EURASIP Fellow
Prof. Yonina Eldar
Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering

IEEE

AI’s 10 to Watch
Asst. Prof. Reshef Meir
Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management

Fellows
Prof. Dov Dori
Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management
“for contributions to model-based systems engineering and document analysis recognition”
Prof. Israel Cidon
Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering
“for contributions to high-speed packet network, network-on-chip and wide area files systems”

Richard W. Hamming Meda
Distinguished Prof. Shlomo Shamai
Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering

INFORMS
Khachiyan Prize
Prof. Emeritus Aharon Ben-Tal
Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management

INSTITUTION OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
Dhirubhai Ambani Resource-Poor People Award
Prof. Hossam Haick
Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute

MARINE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY, WOODS HOLE
University of Chicago
Distinguished Scientist
Distinguished Prof. Avram Hershko
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
“for his studies at the Laboratory defining the role of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation in the cell division cycle”

REPUBLIC OF FRANCE
Legion d’honneur
Distinguished Prof. Dan Shechtman
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
SIAM: SOCIETY FOR INDUSTRIAL AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Outstanding Paper Prize
Joseph (Seffi) Naor and Roy Schwartz
Faculty of Computer Science
“A Tight Linear Time (1/2)-Approximation for Unconstrained Submodular Maximization”

The SIAM Activity Group on Optimization (SIAG/OPT) Prize
Asst. Prof. Shoham Sabach
Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management

SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS
Fellow
Dr Leonid Tartakovsky
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

SOCIETY FOR MELANOMA RESEARCH
Lifetime Achievement Award
Prof. Ze’ev Ronai
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
“for his significant contributions to melanoma research that are advancing understanding of this deadly form of skin cancer and could lead to new treatments”

SPINOFF.COM
SPIN-OFF Award
Prof. Hossam Haick
Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute
“for his tremendous contribution to the diagnosis of diseases through іnnovatіve markers that he discovered in his research at Technion”

THOMSON-REUTERS
Highly Cited Researcher 2016

Prof. Michael Elad
Faculty of Computer Science

Distinguished Prof. Shlomo Shamai
Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering

HORIZON 2020
THE EU FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION EXCELLENT SCIENCE
European Research Council Grants
ERC Advanced Grants
Prof. Yuval Ishai
Faculty of Computer Science
Prof. Moshe Tennenholtz
Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management

ERC Proof of Concept (POC) Grants
Prof. Yehuda Kalay
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

Assoc. Prof. Avner Rothschild
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Yuval Shaked
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Assoc. Prof. Eran Yahav
Faculty of Computer Science

Prof. Eli Ben Sasson
Faculty of Computer Science

ERC Starting Grants
Asst. Prof. Mirela Ben-Chen
Faculty of Computer Science

Assoc. Prof. Tomer Shlomi
Faculty of Computer Science


ISRAELI AWARDS and HONORS

AZRIELI FOUNDATION
Azrieli Fellows
Asst. Prof. Noam Kaplan
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Dr Michael Khanevsky
Faculty of Mathematics

Dr Tamar Segal-Peretz
Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering

COUNCIL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

Allon Fellows
Asst. Prof. Yuval Filmus
Faculty of Computer Science

Asst. Prof. Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus
Faculty of Education in Science and Technology

Asst. Prof. Reshef Meir
Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management

Asst. Prof. Tomer Michaeli
Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Asst. Prof. Yonatan Savir
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Shosh Berlinsky-Sheinfeld Excellence Award for Academic-Community Involvement
Prof. Rachel Kallus

Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
ISRAEL CHEMICAL SOCIETY
Technological Innovation Award
Prof. Timor Baasov
Schulich Faculty of Chemistry

ISRAEL SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE
Sir Bernard Katz Award
Asst. Prof. Omri Barak
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

ISRAEL VACUUM SOCIETY
IVS Excellence Award for Research
Prof. Efrat Lifshitz
Schulich Faculty of Chemistry

THE ISRAEL YOUNG ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
Elected Members
Assoc. Prof. Ayelet Baram-Tsabari
Faculty of Education in Science and Technology

Prof. Roy Kishony
Faculty of Biology

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Lifetime Achievement Award
Prof. Eliezer Shalev
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

MUNICIPALITY OF HAIFA
Citizen of Merit Award
Prof. Emeritus Moshe Eizenberg
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering

NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS
Inspiring Lecturer Award
Dr Muhammed Akashe
Faculty of Physics

Dr Aviv Censor
Faculty of Mathematics

THE MARKER
40 Most Promising under 40 in Israel
Asst. Prof. Yonatan Savir
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

WOLF FOUNDATION
2017 Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research
Asst. Prof. Carmel Rotschild
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Asst. Prof. Asya Rolls
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Asst. Prof. Avi Schroeder
Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering

YAD HANADIV (ROTHSCHILD FOUNDATION)
Michael Bruno Memorial Award
Prof. Roy Kishony
Faculty of Biology

TECHNION AWARDS and CHAIRS
Cooper Awards for Excellence in Research
Assoc. Prof. Amir Yehudayoff
Faculty of Mathematics
“for application of ideas from mathematics to study theoretical aspects of computation”

Assoc. Prof. Eran Yahav
Faculty of Computer Science
“for developing techniques that change the way software is constructed”

Alexander Goldberg Research Prize
Asst. Prof. Guy Bartal
Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Henri Gutwirth Foundation Research Grants
Asst. Prof. Yuval Cassuto
Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering
“Re-Write Codes for Multi-Level Memories”

Asst. Prof. Oded Amir
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
“Computational approaches for optimal design of aviation structures fabricated by additive manufacturing in Titanium”

Dr Beni Cukurel
Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
“Acoustic Resonance Excited Heat Exchanger”

Uzi and Michal Halevy Innovative Applied Engineering Award (2016)
Asst. Prof. Matthew Suss
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
“Fluidized bed electrodes for dendrite-less flow batteries”

Juludan Research Prize (2016)
Assoc. Prof. Ayelet Fishman
Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering

The Sanford Kaplan Prize for Creative Management in 21st Century High Technology
Assoc. Prof. Mark Gandelman, Alexander Artaryan, and Dr Gennady Nisnevich
Schulich Faculty of Chemistry
“Innovative Solutions in Bromination Processes”

Raymond and Miriam Klein Research Prize
Assoc. Prof. Dan Tsafrir
Faculty of Computer Science

Hilda and Hershel Rich Technion Innovation Awards (2016)
Assoc. Prof. Haim Azhari
Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
“Miniature high intensity focused (HIFU) ultrasound for noninvasive Lipoma treatment”

Assoc. Prof. David Broday, Assoc. Prof. Eran Friedler and Ben Gido
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
“Development and analysis of liquid-desiccant vapor separation for atmospheric moisture harvesting”

Prof. Yachin Cohen and Dr Dmitri Rein
Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering
“Cellulose dissolution and application in porous materials, emulsions and enzymatic hydrolysis”

Prof. Hossam Haick, Dr Gady Konvalina and Meital Segev-Bar
Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering and RBNI
“FeelIT – high resolution touch smart patches”

Prof. Ester Segal and Dr Nadav Ben-Dov
Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering
“Bacterial antibiotics susceptibility: Growth dependent analysis using hybrid photonic microporous silicon arrays”

Assoc. Prof. Alon Wolf and Oded Salomon
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
“Hyper-redundant robotic snake-like manipulators”

Norman Seiden Prize for Academic Excellence
Assoc. Prof. Boaz Pokroy
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
“for groundbreaking achievements in understanding the atomistic and microstructure of biogenic materials”

Diane Sherman Prize for Medical Innovations for a Better World
Prof. Mordechai Choder
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
“for work on specific stages of the gene expression system, for example, transcription and translation”

Prof. David Yarnitsky
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
“for investigating the endogenous pain inhibitory system”

Daniel Shiran Memorial Prize
Asst. Prof. Shelly Tzlil
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Henry Taub Prizes for Academic Excellence (2016)
Prof. Idit Keidar
Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Prof. Assaf Schuster
Faculty of Computer Science

Assoc. Prof. Doron Shilo
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Eldad Yechiam
Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management

Moshe Yanai Awards for Excellence in Education (2016)
Faculty Prize: Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Oded Amir
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Asst. Prof. Guy Bartal
Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Prof. Eli Biham
Faculty of Computer Science

Dr Ari Gero
Faculty of Education in Science and Technology

Prof. Ron Holtzman
Faculty of Mathematics

Prof. Sima Yaron
Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering

KURT MAHLER PRIZE FUND IN MATHEMATICS
Asst. Prof. Uri Shapira
Faculty of Mathematics
“Integer points on spheres and their orthogonal lattices”

LEADERS IN SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY and CAREER
ADVANCEMENT CHAIRS

Career Advancement Chair
at the Technion

Asst. Prof. Yoav Schechtman
Faculty of Biomedical Engineering

Chaya Career Advancement Chair
Asst. Prof. Nadav Amdursky
Schulich Faculty of Chemistry

Deloro Career Advancement Chair
Asst. Prof. Adi (Ish Am) Radian
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Horev Fellows
Asst. Prof. Michael Khanevsky
Faculty of Mathematics
Asst. Prof. Tamar Segal-Peretz
Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering

Jack Klein Career
Advancement Chair

Prof. Ze’ev Ronai
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Taub Fellows
Asst. Prof. Noam Kaplan
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
Assoc. Prof. Anat Levin
Vitrebi Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Women’s Division Career
Advancement Chair

Asst. Prof. Raz Palty
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

NEW CHAIR INCUMBENTS
American Technion Society
Academic Chair

Prof. Avi Ostfeld
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Alfred and Marion Bar Chair in Engineering
Prof. Ayellet Tal
Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Bernard Elkin Chair
in Computer Sciences

Prof. Tuvi Etzion
Faculty of Computer Science

Feldman Family Chair
in Computer Sciences

Prof. Dan Geiger
Faculty of Computer Science

Benno Gitter and Ilana Ben Ami
Chair in Biotechnology

Prof. Marcelle Machluf
Faculty of Biotechnology and
Food Engineering

David HaCohen and Hillel Dan
Academic Chair

Prof. Aviad Shapira
Faculty of Civil and Environmental
Engineering

Dr Joel Hamburger Chair
in Clinical Thyroidology

Prof. Yedidia Bentur
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Albert and Anne Mansfield Chair
in Water Science and Technology

Prof. Ori Lahav
Faculty of Civil and Environmental
Engineering

Lily and Silvian Marcus Chair
in Life Science

Prof. Jackie Schiller
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Pearl S. Milch Chair in Biomedical
Engineering Sciences

Prof. Noam Ziv
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Chair
of Cancer

Prof. Eyal Gotlieb
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Ruben and Tallu Rosen Chair
in Solid State Physics

Prof. Dan Ritter
Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Pearl Seiden Chair in Sciences
Prof. Shimon Marom
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Beatrice Sensibar Chair in
Environmental Engineering
Prof. Per-Olof Gutman
Faculty of Civil and Environmental
Engineering

Stanley and Sylvia Shirvan Chair
in Cancer and Life Sciences

Prof. Shulamit Levenberg
Faculty of Biomedical Engineering

Philip Tobias Chair
in Material Sciences

Prof. Yair Ein-Eli
Faculty of Materials Science
and Engineering

Chil and Berta Weissman Chair
in Personalized Medicine

Prof. Ze’ev Ronai
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine