ATS computer science breakthroughs

Computer science

Three students in Technion Professor Ron Kimmel’s Geometric Image Processing Lab demonstrate some of the innovations being worked on with the aid of the unique 3D scanner developed there.

The Technion Faculty of Computer Science is ranked among the best in the world. If you rely on a computer, it is very likely that your processor was developed by Technion graduates working at companies such as Intel.

Your online communications are for the most part made possible by the Lempel-Ziv algorithm, named for the two Technion professors who discovered a way to compress data. If you use a flash drive, the underlying technology was also developed by a Technion graduate.

Breakthroughs In Computer Science:

  • Fast Tracking Drug Development Through AI: By getting the computer to learn the “vocabulary” of drug discovery, Technion experts in artificial learning and deep learning created a system for the development of new drugs. The discovery is expected to lower the costs and shorten the time associated with drug development.

  • Twitter Data Can Help Find Happiness: By analyzing social media posts such as tweets, a joint research team discovered the locations in New York City that make people happy and the places that produce anxiety.


  • System to Detect Emotions in Texts: It’s too easy to mistake humor for sarcasm in a text. So a computer science student has developed a computerized learning system that can detect emotional sentiments expressed in a text message or email based on recognizing repeated word patterns.