My book just got published!
Location Estimation from the Ground Up, SIAM, 2020.
About meI work in two main areas. One is Combinatorial Scientific Computing and Numerical Linear Algebra. My work in this area spans sparse matrix computations, combinatorial preconditioners, and communication efficient algorithms (and lower bounds for them). The other is computer systems; my main current focus in this area is wildlife localization and tracking. I have been leading the technical development of the ATLAS reverse-GPS wildlife tracking system since 2012. ATLAS tracking is being used to produce breakthrough results in Ecology, like the breakthrough reported on in our recent Science paper.Before that, I worked on wireless sensors and on algorithms and data structures for flash memories.
Websites and Projects
I maintain (or have maintained) several projects, websites and blogs. Some of them are not longer active, but still contain useful information and/or software.
- ATLAS and Vildehaye (wildlife tracking)
- A blog on life in academe (in Hebrew)
- Eclectic Technical Experiences, a blog, mostly on electronics and and radio
- TAUCS, a library of sparse linear solvers; inactive
- Student projects from courses and workshops that I have taught on embedded computing; some of the workshops where taught together with Nir Levy
- Lego robotics projects; inactive, mostly on interfacing eletronics to Lego NXT robots
- Hebrew typography; in Hebrew, inactive
- An improved Hebrew keyboard layout for Windows; pretty old, but still useful and works fine on Windows 10 (and earlier); in Hebrew