Yonatan Savir

Assistant Professor Yonatan Savir ’04 heads a lab in the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine that studies information processing in biological systems and its failure in aged cells. His interdisciplinary research has led to unique algorithms that extract precise data from inexpensive thermal imaging cameras — technology that was used in his COVID-19 device. He holds dual Technion bachelor’s degrees in physics and electrical engineering, received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School before joining the Technion in 2015.