First degree in Computer Engineering at the Technion.
MSc in Computer Science at the Technion.
Participated in the Technion Excellence Program: 2004 – 2009.
Haggai enjoyed the benefit of taking courses not in the required order “It was indeed helpful for me since I came to the Technion after taking a couple of courses at the Open University, and without this help from the program I would have needed to retake these courses, or to wait for other dependencies and complete my degree later”.
Haggai did a project early in his studies (in the summer after his second semester) with Prof. Yitzhak Birk and Dr. Liran Liss. It was a port of a parallel programming library and paradigm called BSP to the Infiniband interconnect technology.
His second project was modifying the Apache webserver in order to use it as a benchmark for software transactional memory systems. He worked under the guidance of Prof. Idit Keidar and Zvika Guz. Their work was published at SYSTOR, the article’s name: Transactifying Apache’s cache module.
“I’d like to say that Idit Keidar, who was my mentor assigned by the program, was very helpful in guiding me throughout my studies”.
Recommendation to Program participants: “The program is a wonderful way to broaden your horizons, meet and cooperate with students and faculty. Use the program for these purposes”.
Today (2017): Haggai Works at Mellanox, and is also pursuing his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Technion.