Professor Adam Shwartz has been appointed Senior Executive Vice President of the Technion. Professor Shwartz earned his undergraduate degree at Ben Gurion University and his master’s and doctorate from Brown University in the US. His research focuses on stochastic processes and their applications to the optimization of computer networks. He has been a member of the Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Technion since 1984, and holds the The Julius M. and Bernice Naiman Chair in Engineering. In 2010-2013, Professor Shwartz was Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Technion.
As Dean, Professor Shwartz founded the Technion Computer Engineering Center (TCE), together with Professor Eli Biham, then Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science.
Professor Shwartz was a member of several editorial boards of scientific journals and participated in the Technion committee of the project with Cornell University in New York City. In 2012-2013, he served on the board of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute in New York, and recently completed a three-year term as Director of the Institute. In his capacity as Senior Executive Vice President, Professor Shwartz will serve as Chairman of the Board of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute.
Professor Adam Shwartz succeeded Professor Moshe Sidi, who has served as Senior Executive Vice President since October 2013. Professor Sidi is completing nine (almost consecutive) years as a member of the Technion’s management and will resume his research while on sabbatical in the United States.