Shmuel Wimer is an Emeritus Professor with the Engineering Faculty of Bar-Ilan University (BIU) and a specially appointed Professor with the School of Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITECH). He is a computer engineering expert, having thirty-two years of industrial experience, and another twelve years in academia. 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 (1999-2009), 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. He founded and manged a VLSI EDA company (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 (1981-1985), working as a VLSI CAD engineer and project leader. Following his graduation, he worked at the Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) (1977-1981) as an aeronautics and CAD engineer.