Dr. Victor Eliashberg

Avel Electronics, president
Palo Alto, CA 94306

A systems engineer with a broad hands-on experience in the development and implementation of different types of digital, analog, and mixed-signal systems (hardware and software).

EDUCATION:


                 Leningrad Technological Institute, USSR.
                 Degree: Ph.D in Automatic Control


                 Leningrad Electrical Engineering Institute, USSR.
                 Degree: Electrical Engineer

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

2004 - 2009:
                 Consulting professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University.
                 In 2007 and 2008 taught the spring semester course (Math299) The Mathematics of the Brain addressing
                the problem of system integration in brain modeling and cognitive modeling.

2003:
                 Visiting scholar at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
                 Topic: What is working memory? The problem of mental imagery and mental computations.

1994:
                 Visiting scholar at the University of Maryland. Dpt. of Mathematics.
                 Topic: Ensembles of protein molecules as statistical computers.

1994:
                 Visiting scholar at the Tel Aviv University. Dpt. of Mathematics. Tel Aviv, Israel.
                 Topic: Neural networks.

1993:
                 Visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley. Ophthalmology Dpt.
                 Topic: Context-sensitive associative memory and computational universality.

1992:
                 Visiting scholar at IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette, Dpt. of Mathematics. France.
                 Topic: E-machines: How does an analog brain process symbolic information?

1965-1966:
                 Institute of Solid State Physics of the USSR Academy of Science. Chernogolovka, Moscow region.
                 Head of the Electronic Group.

GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE:

2008-2009:
                 Principal investigator on the DARPA DSO "Mathematics of the Brain" project (with Prof. Yakov Eliashberg). Grant # FA9550-08-0129.

2004-2005:
                 Investigator on the DARPA "Cognitive Memory'' project (with Dr. B. Widrow, and Dr. M. Kamenetsky). Contract No. W31P4Q-04-C-R279.

2004:
                 Investigator on a ``noisy speech recognition enhancement'' project (with Dr. B. Widrow). DARPA, Contract No. W31P4Q-04-C-R104.

1990-1991:
                 Principal investigator on the SDI project: "Thousand object tracking
                 with neural networks." (with Dr. B. Widrow, Dr. M.E. Hoff, Jr, and Dr. M. Gluck). Contract No. DASG60-88-C-0075.

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE:

1986-Present:
                 Avel Electronics. Consulting company. Palo Alto, CA.    President.

1977-1986:
                 Varian Associates, Medical Division (formerly Radiation Division), Palo Alto, CA.  
                 Computational Physicist.

1966-1975:
                 National Mendeleev Research Institute of Metrology,   Leningrad, USSR.
                 (the USSR equivalent of the National Bureau of Standards)   Senior Research Associates.

1958-1965:
                 National Research Institute of the Pulp & Paper Industry, Leningrad, USSR.
                 Project leader then the head of control lab.

1957-1958:
                 National Bureau of Analytical Instruments, Leningrad, USSR.
                 Electro-mechanical designer.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

             International Neural Network Society (member since 1988). Former member of the
             American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Cognitive Science Society,
             and the IEEE Computer Society.

COMPUTER LANGUAGES:

             C, C++, PASCAL, FORTRAN; a broad range of assemblers for microprocessors and DSP's;
             hardware design languages and tools: VHDL, AHDL, MaxPlus, OrCAD, P-CAD.

LANGUAGES:

             English, Russian (native speaker).

PERSONAL:

             Married, two daughters, US citizen.

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