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Ari Zigler

Born in 1985, graduated the Software Engineering track in 2013. As a student he worked as an intelligence systems developer in Elbit, and is currently working as a distributed storage system developer in IBM. Graduated the computers and physics department in the scientific technological high-school in Kfar Batya, and served in the military paratrooper brigade. Lives in Elkana with his wife, Aviva, also a CS graduate. Plays the violin, loves long distance running and has recently taken up kite-surfing.

" I see LAPIDIM as a ‘new spirit’ in the academic world - it aims to promote not only bright students that will continue in academia, but also people with leadership abilities and charisma, who will know how to utilize the knowledge they’ve acquired for fruitful and productive activities in the industry "

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Shani Nitzan

Born in 1987, graduated the CS general track in 2011. Holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Weizmann Institute and works as a software engineer in Microsoft in the field of Identity Management. Fell in love with Computer Science at the age of 14 in a programming camp.

" LAPIDIM program offers the perfect combination: studying computer science with supplementing tastes from the world of management and entrepreneurship "

Anat Etzion-Fuchs

Born in 1987, graduated with B.Sc in the CS Bioinformatics track in 2013. She worked as a Software Engineer in Qualcomm, and is currently a PhD student in the Computational Biology program within Princeton University. Loves movies, photography and gymnastics, collects dolls from around the world, and practices creative writing.

" One one hand, I was drawn to the logic and thinking of computer science, and on the other hand I have the passion to solve problems of the Molecular Biology world, thus I chose to study Bioinformatics. LAPIDIM program is unique because it directs the participants towards both excellence in Computer Science together with the desire to stand out in the practical world, be leaders in the community, take initiatives and act as entrepreneurs. "

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Arnon Yogev

Born in 1985, graduated the CS Software Engineering track in 2012. As a student he worked as a software developer in a joint research project of the Technion, Tel-Aviv University and MIT. He is currently working as a software engineer in the Social Technologies team in IBM Research and also doing an MBA degree in the Technion. Loves working with software and innovative technologies, enjoys scuba-diving and traveling to exotic places.

" LAPIDIM program provides excellent tools and opens doors both during and after school. Participating in the program gave me the opportunity to work in leading teams in the industry, which are not usually available for B.Sc. graduates. "

Amit Gross

Born in 1985, graduated the CS Computer Engineering track in 2013. As a student he worked in the IR team in IBM, and is currently an M.Sc. student in the department, supervised by Prof. Ran El-Yaniv. He is married and father of twins, Guy and Maya, and is very active in the StackOverflow.com community.

" The program enriches our world with ‘outside the box’ content. The lectures with past and present entrepreneurs are fascinating and help us make the right decision regarding our future intentions once finishing our studies. "

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Eyal Shulman

Born in 1986, graduated the CS general track in 2013. As a student he worked in the software engineering department in Intel, as well as being a teaching assistant in the CS Combinatorics course. He is currently working as an engineer in the Citi Technology Innovation Lab. Served in 8200 unit and loves sports, tfviravel and an occasional beer with friends.

" LAPIDIM program has excellent people, interesting content and amazing benefits, there should be no doubt about joining! "

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Dana Drachsler-Cohen

Born in 1988, graduated the CS general track in 2011. Graduated the Reali school in Haifa, served in the Intelligence Corps as a software engineer, and is currently studying for her PhD. Loves to travel and of course, study.

" Computer Science is one of the most fascinating fields in the world, and has become a focal point for academia, industry, and society. LAPIDIM program provides a rare opportunity to discover and learn about interesting projects in the industry, benefit from successful people’s experience, and even come up with ideas. "

Maor Bar Asher

Born in Gedera, graduated the CS general track in 2012. Worked as a Compiler Software Engineer in CEVA-DSP and is currently working as Senior Storage Development Engineer in Dell.

" Computing is a part of everything we do - in medicine, transportation and communication. I believe that the field of computer science encourages entrepreneurship and development in every aspect in life, and the profession itself helps develop thinking skills that enable solving great and complicated problems. LAPIDIM program sets the bar very high, but it’s definitely worth the effort! "

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Nadir Izrael

Born in 1985, graduated with a double-degree in Physics and Computer Science in 2013. As a student he worked as a programmer and program engineer in Google, and is currently managing a startup company he established with a partner. As a graduate of the Reali school in Haifa, continuing his studies in the Technion seemed like the natural choice. He had always wanted to create and innovate, and has left Google to follow that dream.

" LAPIDIM program is great and extremely unique. It has amazing people, some of which are good friends of mine to this day, and also offers great professional connections. I recommend working during studies for a richer learning experience - it gives you the chance to practically apply theoretical content "

Omer Tabach

Born in 1987, graduated the CS general track in 2011. Currently works in Google, Tel-Aviv. Lives in Ramat-Gan and plays bass guitar.

" Before I started my studies friends told me ‘studying Computer Science - only at the Technion!’. They weren’t wrong. I highly recommend LAPIDIM program! It’s a great way to meet talented people and smoothes your way into the B.Sc. studies. I owe my current job to the connections I made with other students in the program "

Dor Goldbaum

Born in 1987, graduated the CS general track in 2014. As a student, he worked in the Business Intelligence department in Microsoft, and is currently working there as a software engineer. Graduated from Ort Bialik high-school and served in the Israeli Air Force.

" LAPIDIM program provides great tools for excelling students who want to learn more about the industry, and allows them to do so in an excellent environment. "

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Shaul Kfir

Born in 1984, Shaul graduated the Technion with a double-degree in Physics and Computer Science in 2013. Prior to his studies Shaul served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Israeli Navy. Shaul is currently CTO at Digital Asset Holdings, a financial technology firm based in New York.

" LAPIDIM program is a great networking platform for future entrepreneurs. One of the main factors that influenced me as an entrepreneur is my social network, a great part of which I owe to the programץ "

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Omer Toledano

Born in 1989, Omer graduated from the computer science general track in 2014. After he graduated, he worked as a software engineer at Kenshoo, a digital marketing technology company based in Tel Aviv. Omer currently owns a consulting business giving software services to various companies. He loves music, CrossFit, traveling, and computer science.

" When I started working as a developer, I discovered how much fun it is to apply your knowledge in order to create something innovative and valuable. If you want to spend your years in university learning with and from excellent students who value achievement, then Lapidim is the right path to take. Our biggest asset as alumni is the ability to forge connections with our fellow graduates. "

Yevgeny Dibrov

Born in 1988, graduated the CS Computer Engineering track in 2014. As a student he worked as a leading developer in the Firmware team in Mellanox, and is currently working as head of business development and regional manager of EMEA+APAC in Adallom. Lives in Tel-Aviv, a fan of Maccabi Tel-Aviv (basketball), and Barcelona (football). Travels abroad often, his favorite destination being the Netherlands. Has served in the Intelligence Corps’ technological unit in a number of different development and project management positions.

" In LAPIDIM program we find ourselves in a competitive entrepreneurial environment, meeting people who have already ‘made it’, and networking with LAPIDIM graduates "

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Izhak (Izik) Golan

Born in 1989, graduated the CS four-year track in 2014. As a student he worked in Qualcomm and is currently working as a developer in Final. Graduated from Leo Baeck high-school and served in the 8200 unit. Plays guitar and drums and enjoys working out in the gym.

" Academic studies are amazing and challenging. It is the last period in your life in which you are truly your own boss. LAPIDIM program is great, rewarding, and accommodates people who excel both socially and intellectually. "

Nofar Carmeli

Born in 1990, graduated the CS general track in 2015. As a student she participated in a student exchange program and spent a semester in Toronto, Canada. She represented the Technion in a regional programming competition in Portugal along with a team of LAPIDIM students, and established an Improv (comical improvisation) club in the Technion, which has “become something funny and wonderful”.

" LAPIDIM is a great program! The industry content is interesting and really puts things into perspective, the scholarship is very helpful and having an office is comfortable and facilitating. It’s also a great way to meet wonderful people "

Snir Cohen

Born in 1987, graduated the CS Computer Engineering track in 2015. Worked as a programmer in Google, and is currently studying for his M.Sc. in the department. Loves playing basketball and reading suspense novels.

" The Computer Engineering track combines basic courses in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, and lets you choose only the paths that interest you. "

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Eden Saig

Born in 1988, graduated a double-degree in Physics and Computer Science at 2015 and working as a research assistant in the department. Also graduate of the agricultural high-school in Pardes-Hanna. His areas of interest include artificial intelligence, crowd-sourcing and algorithms inspired by real-world physical systems. In his spare time, Eden likes to windsurf, ride mountain bikes and work on various small-scale technological projects.

" The people I’ve met in the program became my best friends and partners. I was given a rare chance to take part in many activities that I wouldn’t have experienced otherwise "

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Roni Refael

Born in 1989, graduate of David Kalay high school in Givatayim, where she majored in Computer Science, and of the IDF's computers unit, Mamram. Graduated the Computer Science track at 2015 and working as a software engineer at Google. Has always been drawn to science, technology, management and entrepreneurship. She believes in hard work, aspiring for excellence, teamwork and thinking outside the box.

" I have chosen to study Computer Science at the Technion since I wanted to be at the forefront of technology, and it is a great privilege to study in such an excellent institute with world-leading researchers. LAPIDIM program is the right place for people who see themselves as leading the next generation of the high-tech industry and academia "

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Ori Brusilovsky

Born in 1988, graduated the CS general track at 2015 and working at Google. Graduated Hugim high-school, IDF’s Nahal group, plays the piano and loves traveling and creating computer and mobile games.

" More than anything else, the program connects you to your kind of people - high quality computer science students who are also interested in entrepreneurship. It’s very significant in a world where networking is also important, not just personal and technical abilities. "

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Ella Lesser

Born in 1990, graduated the Computer Science general track. She worked as a software engineering intern in Microsoft. Graduate of the film department in Alon High School in Ramat-Hasharon and of IDF’s 8200 unit.

" I highly recommend the program, especially for those who want to be exposed to entrepreneurial content during their studies. "

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Gail Weiss

Born in 1991, graduated the Computer Engineering track in 2016. As a student she worked as a lab assistant in the Geometric Image Processing lab. Enjoys reading science-fiction and fantasy, drawing, Improv (comic improvisation) and Karate.

" Studying at the Technion can be tough, but most of the time it's fun. And in LAPIDIM there are a lot of great people to meet. "

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Rom Herskovitz

Born in 1989, graduated the Computer Engineering track in 2016. As a student he worked in the Geometric Image Processing lab. Has served in the military 8200 unit as a soldier and an officer, and enjoys long-distance running.

" The Computer Engineering track teaches you to look at the whole picture of the computer world, with both software and hardware aspects in mind. LAPIDIM program exposes us to the complex world of entrepreneurship, and we get a chance to meet people of the highest quality both in the industry and in the academia "

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Niv Haim

Born in 1986, graduated a double-degree in Physics and Computer Science at 2015. Graduate of the “Reali” school in Haifa and the technological unit in the Intelligence Corps. Plays violin and piano in the Technion orchestra and in chamber ensembles.

" In the LAPIDIM program we get a chance to learn together and bring out the most in each other, as students who share the love for science and technology. The workshops we have with leading people in the high-tech industry provide us with new perspectives on applying what we study in class "

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Avner Elizarov

Born in 1990, graduated the Software Engineering track in 2016. As a student he worked as an engineer in the defence industry. Has traveled to Central America and enjoys playing guitar and reading.

" Ever since I was a child I’ve enjoyed working with computers and I was eager to learn. I’ve discovered that this field covers much more than just programming, and it involves many fascinating topics. One of the program’s advantages is the chance to get to know LAPIDIM graduates from previous years. We learn a lot from them "

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Itay Rosenberg

Born in 1987, currently studying for a double-degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and working as a programmer in Rafael. Has served for six and a half years as an officer in IAF’s Aerial Defense Formation.

" LAPIDIM program is highly beneficial in providing skills that are usually not acquired during studies "

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Gil Ben Shachar

Born in 1990, graduated the four-year Computer Science track in 2016. Currently an M.Sc. student in the department. Plays the piano and loves books.

" Computer science offers a combination of academia and industry, and touches almost every aspect in life. LAPIDIM program is a great jumping-off point for special things in your future career. "

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Gal Braun

Born in 1990, graduated the three-year Computer Science track and currently working as a data scientist in SentinelOne. Loves computers, both as a profession and a hobby, as well as traveling and learning new things.

" I’ve always been drawn to the ever-changing world of computers. LAPIDIM program is a sure win! "

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Ori Sberlo

Born in 1991, graduated a double-degree in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2016. Served in the 8200 unit during his military service and loves music.

" Are you thinking about joining LAPIDIM? The answer is YES! "

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Uzi Smadja

Born in 1991, graduated the Computer Science track in 2016. Loves sports.

" The LAPIDIM program is your chance to discover that excellence is not only about grades, it goes well beyond "

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