Nahum Kiryati is a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. He teaches and carries out research in the field of Image Processing and Computer Vision, and founded the Vision and Image Analysis (VIA) laboratory.
Prof. Kiryati obtained the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from Tel Aviv University in 1980. He received the M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees from the Technion, Haifa, in 1988 and 1991 respectively. He was a visiting assistant professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and a faculty member at the Technion. Since 1998 he is with Tel Aviv University.
Prof. Kiryati authored numerous articles in Image Processing, Video Analysis, Computer Vision, Medical Imaging and related fields. Having advised many graduate students, a few of his former students are now faculty members in leading universities.
Over the years, Prof. Kiryati’s research has been supported by various external funding sources, including the German-Israeli Foundation (GIF), the European Union, the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and others. Prof. Kiryati has served on dozens of conference committees, as well as in editorial positions in professional journals.
In addition to his engineering activities, Prof. Kiryati obtained academic degrees in the Humanities and in Law. His legal interests include models for the funding of innovation, and the interplay between law and technology.
Prof. Kiryati is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a member of the Israeli Bar Association.