Associate Professor Shahar Kvatinsky is an engineer and a researcher with an expertise in computer architecture and electronic circuit design.

His current research is focused on how computers will look in the future. His research is inspired from the human brain, and he is working on building computers that have structures and computational models similar to neural networks. It combines new semiconductor technologies, such as memristors, with new architectures that are fundamentally different from conventional computer architecture (i.e., not based on a processor and a memory). These computer structures have significantly better energy efficiency and faster computation and enable new applications such as artificial intelligence.

Prof. Kvatinsky is a member of the Technion Faculty Ambassador Program, which prepares faculty to serve as speakers during events and meetings with supporters in the U.S. and globally. As such, Ambassador Faculty are mentored to better understand the mission of the ATS and other Technion Societies. This “Win-Win” Program is expected to benefit the Technion while also offering Ambassadors wider exposure to their research and opportunities to polish their presentation skills.

He is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and earned his Ph.D. electrical engineering at the Technion in 2014. He went on to conduct postdoctoral research at Stanford University before joining the Technion faculty in 2015.

Prof. Kvatinsky is a member of the Israel Young Academy and the head of the Architectures and Circuits Research Center (ACRC) at the Technion. He is an editor of Microelectronics Journal and has been the recipient of numerous awards including: the 2019 Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research, 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award, 2015 Best Paper of Computer Architecture Letters, European Research Council starting grant, 2017 Pazy Memorial Award, and seven Technion excellence in teaching awards.

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