Other Staff

From March 2010 until December 2013 I was Chairman of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion.


From July 2000 to July 2009 I was (too much) involved in the Technion Matmon (ERP) project.


I also serve (2002–2009) as the deputy vice president for information systems—meaning that I was in charge of the administrative computer applications at the Technion including Finance, Logistics, Research Management and more. My boss for 2002—2005, Prof. Micha Rubinovitch, retired. The Technion threw a party in his honor, replete with speeches. With the new boss came a new title: Dr. Israel German, Vice President and CEO of the Technion – 2005-2007.


Energy conservation: During 2006-2009 I was in charge of saving electricity at the Technion. We started with a pilot project in Electrical Engineering – their electricity budget become part of their operating budget. The administrative manager and the manager of the physical plant at EE took this very seriously , and with help from the Technion’s Building and Maintenance personnel achieved a saving of over 15% within a few months. Eventually all electricity bills at the Technion were charged to individual units, making them responsible for saving. This is now an on going effort led by the Building and Maintenance department.

For information on savings on electricity used by PC’s see for example the articles. another article.

The bottom line is: the average computer consumes 100-200 watts, and the average monitor 100 watts. So, if your home computer is left on all the time and is used on average 10 hours a day, by “putting it to sleep” (including the monitor-see the articles) you could save roughly 450NIS a year!

See my little Energy Saving page.


People at the Technion in Probability and Stochastic Processes

People at the Technion in Probability and Stochastic Processes

Name Page Department
Robert Adler Home Page Industrial Engineering Department
Rami Atar Home Page Electrical Engineering Department
Boris Granovsky Home Page Mathematics Department
Dmitry Ioffe Home Page Industrial Engineering Department
Haya Kaspi Home Page Industrial Engineering Department
Avishai Mandelbaum Home Page Industrial Engineering Department
Eddy Mayer-Wolf Home Page Mathematics Department
Leonid Mytnik Home Page Industrial Engineering Department
Ross Pinsky Home Page Mathematics Department
Adam Shwartz Home Page Electrical Engineering Department
Moshe Zakai Home Page Electrical Engineering Department
Ofer Zeitouni Home Page EE and Mathematics Departments


Two Technion scientists are awarded the Nobel prize (previous Israeli Nobel laureates were in Literature and Peace). They are – Professor Aaron Ciechanover and Professor Avram Hershko, of the faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. They share the 2004 Nobel prize for Chemistry with Irwin Rose, of UC Irvine. See the link above for details and links.

An Israeli scientist was awarded the Nobel prize. Professor Robert J. Aumann, Hebrew University, won the 2005 Nobel prize for Economis (joint with Thoman C. Schelling).

Another Israeli scientist is awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry – Professor Ada E. Yonath, of the Weizmann Institute (2009 – joint with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas A. Steitz).

Files for the program John Gillis and I wrote, to assist associate editors in handling papers, are in the CARS subdirectory:

This system manages a reviewer databse (addresses etc.) and a papers database (status and date). It generates letters in plain TeX form. It is designed to run on Unix environment. CARS.mail is a beta 1.2 version of the software. This is an ASCII file. The file includes installation instructions.

CARS errata problems, corrections, etc.

AdamTexts.tex contains additional texts which Adam have found useful.

SR.tex is a status report, a version of which is included in CARS.

The directory contains some variations.


Miscellaneous fun stuff:

If you thought of becoming an engineer, think again.

There is a relation between queues and poetry and also some other information, all from a conference on stochastic networks

The book “Random walks and electric networks,” by Doyle and Snell, is a real gem. It is now available free under the gnu conditions. Feel free to dowload this PDF version. The book is also available in other formats.

Humor in science: see
Journal of Young Invetigators  includes links to other humor sites