About Me

Picture of Professor Irad YavnehIrad 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. He then held a Post-Doc position at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado until 1993, and has since been a faculty member in the Technion’s Computer Science department.

Irad is the Joan Callner Miller Professor of Computer Science at the Technion. He served as dean of Computer Science during 2013-2017 and as vice-dean for undergraduate studies in the department during 2010-2013, 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. During 1999-2010 and 2013-2019 he served as Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC), and was Section Editor during 2010-2013. Since 2010 he serves as board member of the journal 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.