ANL Personal


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.

Lab Engineers

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.

Amir Dagan

ANL lab engineer.

Electrical engineer (M.Sc.) with vast experience in programming, who also created some web applications.

Adi Pinchasi

SYMBIOSIS lab engineer.

Mathematician (M.A) with vast experience in algorithmic design, who also developed novel solutions for several startup companies.

Post Doc

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.


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.

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.