First, MSc and PhD degrees in Ccomputer Science at the Technion.
Participated in the Technion Excellence Program: 1996 – 1998.
Towards the end of her undergraduate Julia studies she began her second degree doing research on the topic: approximation algorithms for hard cuts problems,under the direction of Prof. Yuval Rabani.
Today (2011): An assistant professor at Toyota Technological Institute in Chicago.
About the Program: “Thanks to the economic advantages of the Program I did not need to work for a living and I was able to devote all my time to studies and concentrate on the subjects that interested me. Attendance at the scientific lectures given in the framework of the Program exposed me to various subjects – not necessarily in the field of computer science – which aroused my interest and enriched my knowledge.”
Recommendation to Program participants: “Start doing research as early as possible. Research is what is most important.”