Alexander Hamburger – Inspiration Beyond The Campus

Technion Stories

Alex studied engineering at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1982. A key textbook in his course on digital logic was “Switching Theory and Finite Automata”, published in the McGraw Hill computer science series and authored by Zvi Kohavi and others from the Technion.
This book taught Alex key concepts that helped to make him more knowledgeable than typical computer engineers. This book helped teach Alex the formal method for design of gate arrays to implement a logic function, and state machine, as well as most significantly: design of asynchronous logic, solving for race conditions.
Alex left university with a bachelor of applied science degree where he applied the information learned from the Technion text books and in the years following, he used that information to tutor graduate students struggling with asynchronous design.
In his employment career, time and again his ability to analyze and design asynchronous logic allowed Alex to correct design mistakes made by other engineers. Technion had given him this particular skill that played a significant role in his career, where he became the inventor of Patent US11016453B2 РSystems and methods for controlling a power generation unit.