Prof. Ephraim Zehavi

Ephraim Zehavi  is a professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Bar Ilan University.  He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, in 1977 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1986. From 1977 to 1983, he was an R&D engineer and group leader at the Department of Communication, Rafael Armament Development Authority Haifa, Israel. In 1985 he joined QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA , where he was involved in the design and development of satellite communication systems, and VLSI design of Viterbi decoder chips. From 1988 to 1992 he was a senior lecture at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and also was a consultant for Qualcomm on CDMA technology. In 1992 he rejoined QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego. California as a Principal Engineer, where he was involved in the design of PCS CDMA systems. In 1994 he became a VP of Technology and a Project Engineer of the Globalstar system. In 1994, Upon his return to Israel Dr. Zehavi received the title of Assistant General Manager, Engineering in Qualcomm Israel, Ltd, and later become the GM of Qualcomm Israel. In 1998,  he initiated a new start up in the area of WLAN, which later was named Mobilian. Mobilan was sold to Intel in 2003. At the end of 2003, he joined the School of Engineering at Bar Ilan, as Professor where he is currently the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Prof. Zehavi is the co-recipient of the 1994 IEEE Stephen 0. Rice Award and holds more than 40 patents in the areas of coding, CDMA technology, WLAN, and coexistence of multiple wireless networks.