Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
College of Science and Engineering, September 8, 2011
David Malah received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering (1965) and a master of science degree (1968) from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering (1971) from the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He currently holds the position of Professor at Technion, Department of Electrical Engineering. He is the founder of the Signal and Image Processing Lab at Technion and is considered by many to be one of the pioneers of the digital signal processing field. He has received more than seven U.S. patents and has published over 150 papers on image, video, and speech communication research including coding and digital signal processing techniques. He is the recipient of the Ray and Miriam Klein Research Award (1984), the Elron-Elbit Chair in Electrical Engineering (1977), and the International IBM Faculty Award (2007). He was elected a Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), one of the highest honors awarded to electrical engineers. In addition, he is a member of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) and the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). He is described as an extraordinary mentor to hundreds of students of whom many hold leading positions in academia and industry around the world.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.