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Short Bio & Research Interests

Irad Yavneh received his B.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technion in 1984 and his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1991. Since 1993 he has been a Technion faculty member, and is currently the Joan Callner Miller Professor of Computer Science. He served as dean of Computer Science during 2013-2017, and as Director of the Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research during 2020-2023. His research interests include multi-scale computational techniques, scientific computing and computational physics, image processing and analysis, and geophysical fluid dynamics. He has held editorial positions at the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC) and Numerical Linear Algebra and Applications. He was Program Co-Chair of the Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods during 2009-2015, and has been a committee member of several conferences in his field. In 2021 he led the foundation of the “Technion Campus Leaders” program for the development of future Technion leadership, and he has since been heading the program.

Irad is a dedicated teacher and has received several Technion teaching awards, including the Yanai Prize for Excellence in Academic Education.

His research interests:

  • Multigrid Computational Methods
  • Scientific Computing
  • Computational Physics
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
  • Image Processing and Analysis
  • Numerical Analysis

Contact Info

+972 4 829 4945
+972 4 829 4353 / 3900
Taub Building, 618
Mailing Address:
Prof. Irad Yavneh
The Henry and Marilyn Taub Faculty of Computer Science
Technion City, Haifa 3200003, Israel

Selected Publications

I. Gronau, S. Moran, I. Yavneh, "Adaptive Distance Measures for Resolving K2P Quartets: Metric Separation VS. Stochastic Noise"
E. Treister, I. Yavneh, "Square & Stretch Multigrid for Stochastic Matrix Eigenproblems"
M.J. Molemaker, J.C. McWilliams, I. Yavneh, "Baroclinic Instability and Loss of Balance"

Off the Grid

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The Candidate’s Scroll
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Humorous monologue (in Hebrew) on a Technion faculty candidate, 2005

The Monkey Scroll
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Humorous monologue (in Hebrew), sequel to the Candidate’s Scroll, 2006

The Faculty Hiring Scroll
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Humorous monologue (in Hebrew) on faculty hiring at CS Technion, 2008

Esther’s Scroll, More or Less
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A Purim play – our version of the classic tale of Mordechai and Haman, Esther and Vashti, 2010

Stubborn Danny’s Scroll
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Humorous monologue (in Hebrew), the story of Nobel prize laureate Dan Shechtman, 2011

.Comic Relief
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Scrolls, poems and imaginary Biblical monologues, illustrated by Freddy Bruckstein, 2013

The Legend of Multigrid
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Humorous monologue (in English) paying tribute to Achi Brandt on his 75th birthday, 2013

CS Tribe of Brothers and Sisters
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Performed by the Technion’s Computer Science Tribe on our 50th anniversary, 2019

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