Shmuel Wimer is a computer engineering expert, having thirty-two years of industrial experience, and another ten years in academia. He is a professor with the Engineering Faculty of Bar-Ilan University (BIU). He holds B.Sc. degree (1977) and M.Sc. degree (1980) in Mathematics from Tel-Aviv University (TAU), and D.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (1988) from the Technion. His research interests are VLSI circuits and systems design optimization, VLSI computational aspects, and combinatorial optimization.

Prior to joining the academia he worked at Intel from 1999 to 2009, where he was a principal engineer and a group leader. From 1997 to 1999 he worked at Sagantec Israel where he was a general and development manager. Prior to Sagantec he founded the VLSI EDA company microCAD (1994-1997) which was later acquired by Sagantec. From 1985 to 1993 he was a research staff member with the IBM R&D center in Israel, where he was a project leader, group and program manager. He was with National Semiconductor Israel from 1981 to 1985, working as a VLSI CAD engineer and project leader. Following his graduation, he worked at the Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) from 1977 to 1981 as an aeronautics and CAD engineer.