I received my engineering diploma (Dipl. El. Ing. ETH) in 1991
and doctorate (Dr. Sc. Techn.) in 1999, both from the
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland (ETHZ).
From 1991 until 1993, I worked as a development engineer for
Motorola Communications in Tel Aviv, Israel, on the design and quality
assurance of a digital mobile radio system. From 1993 until 1999, I
worked as a research and teaching assistant under the supervision of
Prof. James L. Massey
while writing my dissertation "On Coding by Probability Transformation".
From 2000 until 2009, I was a senior researcher
Telecommunications Research Center in Vienna, Austria (ftw.)
and managed part of the centre's strategic research activities from
2002 until 2008. Since June 2009, I have been with the
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
on an Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship that lasted until November 2011.
In September 2011, I was appointed as a fixed-term lecturer in Communications
and I am now an affiliated lecturer at the department.
I also served on the executive board of the European
FP7 Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications (NEWCOM++)
and chaired the
EC concertation cluster "Radio Access and Spectrum" (RAS)
that included 30 EC projects with a consolidated budget of approximately
EUR200m. My research interests include information theory,
iterative decoding, low complexity and quantized decoders.
I have served on the organization and
technical committees of several international conferences and workshops,
most recently as Technical Program co-Chair of the 2013 IEEE Symposium
on Information Theory.
I live in Barton just outside Cambridge with my wife Keren and children
Mia, Eden, and baby Zoe. Our son
sadly passed away in December 2012 after 12 months
battling a brain tumour.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, roasting and preparing coffee,
and I play the alto saxophone.