ANL Personal

Faculty

Dr Roee Diamant

Roee Diamant received the PhD from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, in 2013, and the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. From 2001 to 2009, he was working in Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel, as a project manager and system engineer, where he developed a commercial underwater modem with network capabilities. In 2015 and 2016, he was a visiting Prof. at the University of Padova, Italy. In 2009, he received the Israel Excellent Worker First Place Award from the Israeli Presidential Institute. In 2010 he received the NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Dr. Diamant received two best paper awards, and serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. Currently, he is leading the underwater acoustic and navigation laboratory (ANL) as a senior lecturer (equivalent to assist. Prof.) at the Dept. of Marine Technology, University of Haifa. His research interests are in underwater acoustic communication, underwater navigation, object identification, and classification.

Contact Roee at: roee.d at univ.haifa.ac.il

Lab Engineers

Ilan Shachar

Received his bachelor's degree in electronic engineering and Physics from Ben Gurion University of the Negev in 2019, and a bachelors degree in Marine and Environmental Science from the Ruppin Academic center in 2009. He has worked in the field of underwater surveys. for several years before joining the ANL lab in 2018.

Shlomi dahan

Acoustic engineer for the THEMO project, retired from the Israeli navy as a manager for submarine system (sonar, navigation and weapon system). In 2013 received the "best project" award from the Israeli navy cheaf .

Ilan Mardix

Software Engineer specializing in automated flows, IT related solutions and integration of HW/SW systems.

Worked for Intel from 1999 to 2016. Has a B.A. degree in science from the open university.

Liav Nagar

Elctronics and Software P.E

Working on the THEMO project

PhD Candidates

Avi Abu

Avi Abu received the B.Sc and M.Sc degrees from Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, in 1998 and 2003, respectively. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in the underwater acoustic and navigation laboratory (ANL), Haifa University, Haifa, Israel. His research interests include sonar image segmentation, underwater object detection and sonar image de-noising


Talmon Alexandri

Talmon Alexandri received his B.Sc. and M.E. degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He served in the Israeli Navy for 27 years. Among his duties he served as a navigation and sonar officer on board the Gal class and Dolphin class submarines and was the Sonar and C4I officer of the Dolphin AIP project. Since 2011 he works at DSIT solutions ltd as a naval systems director and is involved in development of diver detection sonars and underwater acoustic ranging. Mr. Alexandri is now a PhD candidate at the underwater acoustic and navigation laboratory (ANL), University of Haifa. In 2016, he received best paper award in the WPNC conference.

Dror Kipnis

Dror Kipnis has received his M.Sc degree from the department of Electrical Engineering - Physical Electronics at the Tel-Aviv University in 2007, and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and B.A. in physics from the Technion in 2003. He is currently working on his PhD research, in which he focuses on acoustic detection and classification of pelagic fish and dolphins.


MSc Candidates

Nadav Wolf

Nadav Wolf received his bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from Ruppin Academic Center in 2016, specialized on RF communication and DSP. He joins ANL as a Master student from December 2018. His research interests are underwater acoustic signal processing, underwater acoustic network, and Statistical Prediction of Ocean Current

Itamar Davidesco

Itamar received his BSc in electrical engineering from JCT (Jerusalem Collage of Technology) in 2015.

from 2015 to 2019 Itamar works for Valens semiconductor and then for Intel.

His research focus on underwater signal-processing, especially detection and classification of Dolphin's whistles

Guy Gubnitsky

Guy Gubnitsky received his bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from Ariel University in 2018, specialized on electro-optics and medical imaging.

Guy joined ANL as a Master student from October 2019.

His research focuses on underwater signal and image processing in particular on Multispectral target detection within multi-beam sonar systems field .

administrative staff

Lee Vardi

administrative assistant of the lab

Former Student/Researchers

Jianchun Huang

Jianchun Huang received his bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from University of Science and Technology of China(USTC) in 2006, and further doctor of engineering in signal and information processing from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences(UCAS) in 2014. After that he worked in Institute of Acoustics(IOA) Chinese Academy Of Sciences(CAS). His research interests are in the areas of underwater acoustic communication and signal processing, underwater acoustic network. He joins ANL as a post-doc from June 2018 to May 2019.



Yuehai Zhou

Yuehai Zhou received his bachelor's degree, master's degree, and phD in College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University, China, in 2010, 2013, and 2018 respectively. From February 2016 to January 2018, his was a visiting student in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama, United States of America. He joins ANL as a post-doc from November 2018 to October 2019. His research interests are underwater acoustic signal processing, underwater acoustic network, and underwater acoustic modem design.

Visiting Students

Dubrovinskaya Elizaveta

Dubrovinskaya Elizaveta received her Diploma Degree in Electrotechnical Engineering with specialization in Telecommunications on Railway from Saint Petersburg State Transport University (Russia), after that she got M.Sc. degree in Digital Communications from Christian Albrechts Universitaet zu Kiel (Germany) and now she is obtaining her PhD at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in affiliation with IMDEA Networks Institute (Spain). Her research interests are in the areas of underwater acoustic localization, communication and signal processing. She did a 3 month internship in University of Haifa under supervision of Dr. Roee Diamant.

Peter Tueller

Peter Tueller visited ANL for two month during his second year Ph.D student in Computer Engineering at UC San Diego under the supervision of Ryan Kastner. His focus is underwater exploration and computer vision. He received BSE in Computer Systems Engineering from Arizona State University in 2016.