My general area of research is the study of vision - including the processing of visual information by the human visual system, and computer vision. The goals of this research are to understand how our own visual system operates, and how to construct artificial systems with visual capabilities.

Short Bio 

Current Position

  • Samy and Ruth Cohn Professor of Computer Science
    The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Director of Weizmann AI center

Academic background

  • 1970-1973 Hebrew University, Jerusalem B.Sc. in Mathematics, Physics and Biology
  • 1973-1977 M.I.T. Cambridge MA Ph.D. Elec. Engr. and Computer Science

Previous Positions

  • 1981-1985 MIT Associate Professor
  • 1981-1985 Weizmann Inst. Associate Professor
  • 1986-1993 M.I.T. Professor
  • 1986-present Weizmann Inst. Professor

Prizes and Awards

    • 2008- The David E. Rumelhart Prize Prize in human cognition
    • 2008- Cognitive Science Society Fellow
    • 2011- ERC Advanced Grant 'Digital Baby'
    • 2011- Member, Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities
    • 2014- The Israel Emet Prize for Art, Science and Culture
    • 2015- The Israel Prize in Computer Science
    • 2016- Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • 2019 - The Azriel Rozenfled Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Vision