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