University of Haifa


The University of Haifa, established in 1972, is an academic institution whose initial and central function is to carry out excellent academic teaching and research. The academic excellence is showcased in many various interdisciplinary and international programs and by means of collaborations with academic institutions around the world. The University was selected by the Council for Higher Education to lead the field of Marine Research in a Networked Society.


Dr.Roee Diamant

Coordinator Roee Diamant


Roee Diamant received the PhD from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, in 2013, and the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. From 2001 to 2009, he was working in Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel, as a project manager and system engineer, where he developed a commercial underwater modem with network capabilities. In 2015 and 2016, he was a visiting Prof. at the University of Padova, Italy. In 2009, he received the Israel Excellent Worker First Place Award from the Israeli Presidential Institute. In 2010 he received the NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Dr. Diamant received two best paper awards, and serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Ocean Engineering. Currently, he is leading the underwater acoustic and navigation laboratory (ANL) as a senior lecturer (equivalent to assist. Prof.) at the Dept. of Marine Technology, University of Haifa. His research interests are in underwater acoustic communication, underwater navigation, object identification, and classification




CI Tali Treibitz


I am heading the Marine Imaging Lab, in the Department for Marine Technologies, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa.

Previously: I was a post-doc, working with David Kriegman in the Computer Vision group, Computer Science and Engineering department in the University of California, San Diego 
and with Jules Jaffe in the Jaffe laboratory for Underwater Imaging in the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

My Ph.D.: "Geometry and Photometry of Imaging Through a Medium", Electrical Engineering, Technion, under the supervision of Yoav Schechner, in the Hybrid Imaging lab.




CI Izchak Makovski


Yizhaq is a faculty with a shared position at the Strauss Department of Marine Geosciences and at the Department of Marine Technologies (in establishment), University of Haifa. He is a geophysicist specializing on the full scope of offshore exploration and development including: 3D imaging, reservoir characterization as well as seafloor active processes and geohazards. Yizhaq graduated his BSC (1990) at the Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University, and his PHD (1997) at the Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, CA, USA. From 1998 to 2007 Yizhaq worked as a senior consulting geophysicist with Paradigm (a leading software company in the global oil and gas industry), serving worldwide as an on-site global technology transfer, service and support expert in geophysical imaging and reservoir analysis. In 2007 Yizhaq joined Prof. Zvi Ben Avraham in establishing the Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa, and became the establishing head of the Department of Marine Geosciences (through 2010). Subsequently he established and heads the Applied Marine Exploration Laboratory (AMEL), and has a major role in establishing the Helmsely Center of Deep Sea Research, both at the School. Yizhaq is a member in an internal committee of the Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities aimed at promoting the academic infrastructure related with the gas and oil EEZ development, and is at the core management group of the national University of Haifa led Israel Mediterranean Sea Research Center consortium.



CI Dan Tchernov


Dan is the deputy director of the Leon H.Charney School of Marine Sciences in the University of Haifa and the head of the marine biology department. His main interest is in deep reefs and climate change biology. Dan has been studying the phenomenon of coral bleaching in the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, Dan investigated the issue of carbon usage by photosynthetic organisms in the world oceans.

Dan graduated from the Hebrew University in 1994 with a degree in biology and completed his PhD in oceanography the Hebrew University at 2003. He did his postdoctoral studies at the IMCS in Rutgers University NJ.



IMDEA Networks


IMDEA Networks Institute is a networking research organization whose multinational team is engaged in cutting-edge fundamental science. As a growing, English-speaking institute located in Madrid, Spain, IMDEA Networks offers a unique opportunity for pioneering scientists to develop their ideas. IMDEA Networks is establishing itself internationally at the forefront in the “development of future network technologies.


Paolo Casari

PI Paolo Casari


Paolo Casari received the PhD in Information Engineering from the University of Padova in March 2008. His research gradually moved from cross-layer design for MIMO ad hoc networks and wireless sensor networks to underwater communications and networks, an area in which he made several key contributions. As a postdoctoral and senior postdoctoral researcher at the University of Padova from 2008 through 2014 he helped create and manage a group of up to 11 people working on all aspects of underwater networking, from channel characterization to protocol design, analysis, simulations, and field experiments. He collaborated to several funded projects including CLAM (FP7), RACUN (EDA), as well as many international efforts funded by the US ARO, ONR and NSF agencies. He was appointed Technical Manager of the NAUTILUS and WISE-WAI projects. Recently, his interests expanded to optical networking, both under water and in air. In January 2015, he incorporated as a Research Assistant Professor at Institute IMDEA Networks, Madrid, Spain, where he is leading the Ubiquitous Wireless Networking group.



CI Antonio Fernández Anta


Antonio Fernández Anta is a Research Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute. Previously he was a Full Professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) in Madrid, where he has been on the Faculty since 1998. He was before on the Faculty of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where he received an award for his research productivity. He has been a postdoc at MIT from 1995 to 1997. He has almost 20 years of research experience, with a steady productivity of more than 5 papers per year on average. He has published in top conferences and journals like INFOCOM, STOC, FOCS, PODC, DISC, Journal of the ACM, SIAM Journal on Computing, or IEEE Transactions on Computers. He is vice chair of the Steering Committee of DISC and has served in the TPC of numerous conferences and workshops. He is a senior member of the IEEE since 2002 and of the ACM since 2007. Antonio Fernández Anta received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana in 1992 and 1994, respectively. He completed his undergraduate studies (Licenciado and Diplomado en Informática) at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, in 1988 and 1991 respectively, having received awards at the university and at a national level for his academic performance.




EvoLogics is a Germany-based high-tech enterprise. It was founded in 2000 by a group of leading international scientists and R&D experts to develop innovative key technologies for the aerospace, maritime and offshore industries through interdisciplinary cooperation between engineering and life sciences. The driving force behind EvoLogics is the attitude that nature has evolved over millions of years to generate the most efficient design and uncovering these design elements can advance human mankind in their development of technologies that are both superior and also environmentally safe.


Konstantin Kebkal

PI Konstantin Kebkal


With a PhD in electrical engineering, Dr. Konstantin Kebkal’s expertise ranges from underwater acoustics to applied mathematics and signal processing. Dr Kebkals studies of the physics of dolphin communication laid the groundwork for EvoLogics Sweep Spread Carrier (S2C) technology for underwater data transmissions. Co-founder of the company Evologics GmbH.



Wireless & More


Wireless & More is among leading Wireless communication research and development companies in Italy that offer a wide variety of services.



PI Michele Zorzi


Michele Zorzi was born in Venice, Italy, on December 6th, 1966. He received the Laurea Degree and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. During the Academic Year 1992/93, he was on leave at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), attending graduate courses and doing research on multiple access in mobile radio networks. In 1993, he joined the faculty of the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. After spending three years with the Center for Wireless Communications at UCSD, in 1998 he joined the School of Engineering of the University of Ferrara, Italy, where he became a Professor in 2000. Since November 2003, he has been on the faculty at the Information Engineering Department of the University of Padova. His present research interests include performance evaluation in mobile communications systems, random access in mobile radio networks, ad hoc and sensor networks, energy constrained communications protocols, and broadband wireless access.