Technion Program for Excellence

Yair Carmon / Electrical Engineering, Physics

First degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics at the Technion


Participated in the Technion Excellence Program: 2004 – 2008.


Yair took advanced courses in Quantum Field Theory, Information Theory and Statistical Mechanics.


He did research on the following topics:
1. Markov Decision Processes with generalized discounting. Under the supervision of Prof. Adam Shwartz, as part of the course “Honors Personal Subject”. Their results were presented in Valuetools 2008 and were also accepted for publication in Operations Research Letters. The conference paper.
2. A significance measure for partial matching of shapes. Under the supervision of Drs. Michael and Alexander Bronstein, and Prof. Ron Kimmel, as a final project for course “Numerical Geometry of Images”.
3. Distributed Video Coding in the Wavelet Domain, with Alona Strugatski. Under the supervision of Mr. Evgeney Prizimant, as part of “Project A”.
4. Reinforcement Learning with a Universal Prediction Scheme. Under the supervision of Prof. Tsachy Weissman, as part “Project B”.

Recommendation to the program participants: “Make the most out of the program’s lectures and excursions – they are an excellent opportunity to make new friends and useful connections”.


Today (2012): Yair is studying for his MSc in Information Theory at the Technion.

Yair Carmon