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|(l-r) President of the Israel Technion Society,
Technion is a first stop for high-tech firms seeking excellence in research. A new Vision Systems Research initiative in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, established with Elbit Systems, was inaugurated in June 2008. This includes an advanced eye tracking laboratory that enables real-time measurement of gaze and eye movement, providing Technion researchers with an important tool in the study of human vision. In addition, the program will fund academic research in computer vision in collaboration with Elbit and fund student projects in computer vision and related fields.
Gen (Res.) Amos Horev, Michael Federmann,
Chairman of Elbit Systems Board of Directors
holding a test helmet, and President of the
Technion, Prof. Yitzhak Apeloig.
“The Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Technion is proud to be selected by Elbit Systems, a world-renowned leader in computer vision and eye tracking, as an academic excellence center for advanced research collaboration,” says Prof. Israel Cidon, dean. “We view the establishment of the new research center as a major upward step in our long-term partnership with Elbit Systems and with the Israeli high-tech industry. Facing growing technological challenges and an increasing global competition for innovation, it is essential for us to develop stronger ties and smooth integration between academic and industrial research. Computer vision represents one of the fastest developing areas and is a major part of future computerized and information-based technologies.”
Photo Courtesy of Elbit Systems
Joseph Ackerman, Elbit Systems’ President and CEO and Technion alumnus said, “Elbit Systems is proud to be an active partner in advancing the research activity performed at the Technion, one of the most technologically advanced research institutions in the world. We see our constant investment in R&D as a central ingredient in Elbit Systems’ success so far, and vital for the maintenance of our leadership in the highly competitive global defense industry.” He added, “Over the generations, many Technion graduates have joined Elbit Systems. We take pleasure in our ability to contribute and offer more Technion students the opportunity to research the fascinating field of vision systems and particularly eye tracking during their studies.” |