Technion Program for Excellence

Uri Tal / Electrical Engineering

First and second degrees in Electrical Engineering at the Technion.


Participated in the Technion Excellence Program: October 1994 – February 1998.


Courses from advanced studies were integrated into Uri’s curriculum and, in effect, during the course of his first degree he accumulated almost all the credits required for his second degree. He did his research, under the direction of Dr. Yitzhak Birk from the Faculty of EE on “Satellite networks and multimedia” and under the direction of Prof. Nahum Shimkin from the EE faculty on Machine-learning.


About the Program: “The main thing the Program gave me was the academic and research experience I acquired, and not necessarily my practical work in electronics.”


Today (2012): In 2007, Uri founded Rocketick with Shay Mizrachi, and has been its CEO since then.


Recommendation to Program participants: “You should use your head and not wait for things to happen on their own. One must take an interest and be curious, speak to people, initiate things, attend lectures on various subjects, produce ideas for projects and scientific research. This will undoubtedly make the studies more interesting and gratifying.Use this period of time to exploit everything the academia and in particular the excellence program has to offer you. Engage in research early, be involved in projects, go to a variety of lectures. There will be enough time in the future to narrow down to the specific area that interests you the most”.


Uri Tal