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Yerach Doytsher

Yerach Doytsher
Professor Emeritus
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Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa 32000, Israel

Academic Degrees

B.Sc.  -  1967  -  Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, (Summa Cum Laude)

M.Sc.  -  1973  -  Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

D.Sc.  -  1979  -  Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

 

Academic Appointments

Since 1996

2005 -           Technion - I.I.T., Holder of the Abel Wolman Chair in Civil Engineering

2002 -           Technion - I.I.T., Professor

1996 - 2002, Technion - I.I.T., Associate Professor

 

Until 1995 (Simultaneously with Professional Activities in the Israeli Industry)

1989 - 1995, Technion - I.I.T., Adjunct Senior Teaching Fellow (equivalent to 'Adjunct Associate Professor')

1983 - 1989, Technion - I.I.T., Adjunct B (equivalent to 'Adjunct Senior Lecturer')

1981 - 1983, Technion - I.I.T., Adjunct C (equivalent to 'Adjunct Lecturer')

1979 - 1981, Technion - I.I.T., Lecturer

1975 - 1979, Technion - I.I.T., Instructor

 

Professional Experience and Significant Achievements

1967 - 1971, Mapping Unit of the Israeli Army; Geodesist.

Main tasks: Software development in the fields of Plane and Geodetic Surveying, Cartography.

 

1971 - 1973, Israeli Survey Department; Head of Computing Section.

Main tasks: Supervision of computational activities in plane and geodetic surveying; Development of new techniques in these fields; System Engineer of the Automation System.

 

1973 - 1975, Israeli Survey Department; Head of Automation and Computation Division

Main tasks: Developing software systems for plane and geodetic surveying, and automation to cadastral survey; Geodetic aspects of the first order network established for special military purposes; Developing software for top classified projects (for the Israeli Armed Forces).

 

1976 - 1982, Complot International, Tel Aviv, Israel; Professional Manager.

Main tasks: Creating integrated automatic systems for: surveying, highway design, cadastral and town planning; Developing geo-referenced urban databases; Supervising and technical managing of the firm's activities.

 

1983 - 1987, Mehish Systems, Tel Aviv, Israel; Senior Scientific Consultant.

Main tasks: Managing all geodetic and technical activities; Responsibility for all R&D projects; Implementing: Analytical Photogrammetry, Databases for topographic mapping; DTMs for automated mapping and highway design; Automated cadastral survey.

 

1988 - 1995, Malam Systems, Jerusalem, Israel; Mapping Consultant and GIS Manager.

Main tasks: Professional supervision of all activities in geodesy, digital mapping and GIS; Managing of geodetic projects; Examination/evaluation/development of GIS/LIS/AM/FM projects; Elaborating digital mapping projects; Managing a multi-layer wide range GIS project.

 

1976 - 1995, Consultant to Public Agencies and Private Firms.

Main tasks: Consulting to several private firms and public organizations (such as Israeli Armed Forces, Israeli Survey Department) in the fields of Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Computer Graphics, Automated Mapping and GIS.

 

Teaching Experience

Technion - I.I.T. - Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion - I.I.T., (1975 - present)

▪ Surveying 1 for Civil Engineering Students (Winter & Spring semesters, 1975-1981)

▪ Surveying 1A for Architectural Students (Periodically Winter semester, 1980-1986)

▪ Geometric Geodesy (Periodically Winter semester, 1975-1990)

▪ Laboratory in Surveying (Winter & Spring semesters, 1975-1981)

▪ Surveying Camp (Summer semester, 1976-1979)

▪ Plane Surveying 1 (Winter semester, 1981-1986)

▪ Plane Surveying 2 (Spring semester, 1981-1986)

▪ Seminar in Geodesy (Periodically Winter and/or Spring semesters, 1981-2004)

▪ Geodetic Project 1 (Periodically Winter and/or Spring semesters, 1981-2004)

▪ Geodetic Project 2 (Practical) (Periodically Winter or Spring semesters, 1981-1995)

▪ Introduction to Computerized Mapping (Winter semester, 1985-1988)

▪ Computerized Mapping 1 (Winter semester, 1989-1997)

▪ Computerized Mapping 2 (Spring semester, 1989-2001)

▪ Geodetic Databases (Winter semester, 1990-2001)

▪ Geographical Information Systems (Spring semester, 1994-1998)

▪ Advanced Topics in Geodetic Engineering (Winter and/or Spring semesters, 1996-2004)

▪ Introduction to Computer Mapping and GIS (Spring semester, 2002-2003)

▪ Geo-Spatial Databases (Winter semester, 2002-2014)

▪ Digital Cartography (Periodically Winter and/or Spring semester, 2004-2014)

▪ Geo-Spatial Data Processing (Winter or Spring semesters, 2004-2014)

(Periodically Winter and/or Spring semesters, 2004-2010)

▪ Project in Digital Mapping 1 (Periodically Winter and/or Spring semesters, 2004-2014)

▪ Mapping and Surveying (Winter and/or Spring semesters, 2005-2014)

 

Initiation of New/Updated Programs

October 2001, Technion - I.I.T., - Initiation of new and updated courses and syllabi of the Geodetic Engineering division: New two tracks (Surveying and Geodesy; Digital Mapping and GIS). The 30 new courses replaced more than 90% of the previous (until September 2001) courses and syllabi.

 

December 2003, Technion - I.I.T., - Initiation of new and updated graduate program - courses and syllabi of the Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering track. The 21 new courses are more than 80% of the new (since October 2004) graduate courses and syllabi.

 

November 2005, Technion - I.I.T., - Initiation of new graduate program (together with R. Alterman) - courses and syllabi of Master of Real Estate (MRE) track. The 6 new courses, together with 11 existing courses at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty and the Architecture and Town Planning Faculty, are the components of the new program.

 

January 2012, Technion - I.I.T., - Initiation of new graduate program (together with R. Alterman & A. Frankel) - courses and syllabi of Master of Urban Engineering (MUE) track. The 4 new courses, together with 17 existing courses at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty and the Architecture and Town Planning Faculty, are the components of the new program.

 

March 2013, Technion - I.I.T., - Initiation of an updated courses and syllabi of the Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering program: A new track on Cadastre and Land Management. The 5 new courses, together with 3 existing courses at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty and the Architecture and Town Planning Faculty, are the components of the new track.

 

Tel Aviv University, Department of Geography, Geodesy and Cartography Section, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (1973 - 1985)

▪ Computer's Application in Geodesy (Winter semester, 1973-1985)

▪ Surveying (Winter and Spring semesters, 1978-1981)

▪ Geometric Geodesy (Periodically Spring semester, 1978-1985)

▪ Seminar in Geodesy (Periodically Winter and/or Spring semesters, 1978-1985)

▪ Practical Project in Geodesy (Periodically Winter and/or Spring semesters, 1978-1985)

▪ Theoretical Project in Geodesy (Periodically Winter and/or Spring semesters, 1978-1985)

▪ Automated Mapping (Spring semester, 1978-1985)

 

Bar-Ilan University, Department of Cartography, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan (1973 - 1976)

▪ Cartography (Winter & Spring trimesters, 1973-1976)

▪ Topography (Autumn trimester, 1973-1976)

 

Technion Activities (partial list)

1996 - 2002, Head of the Geodetic Engineering Division, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion.

1999 - 2014, Head of the Geodesy and Mapping Research Center, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion.

2000 - 2002, Member of the Academic Development Committee, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion.

2001,            Deputy Dean in charge of Undergraduate Students at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion

2002 - 2006, Head of the Geodetic Engineering Program, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion.

2002 - 2006, Head of the Transportation and Geo-Information Engineering Department, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion.

2003 - 2006, Member of the Senate Preparatory Committee (for promotion and new appointments), Technion.

2004 - 2006, Member of the Academic Council of the Unit for Continuing Education and External Studies, Technion.

2006 - 2012, Member of the Technion Master of Engineering (ME) interdepartmental committee, Technion.

2006 - 2010, Member of the developing and teleprocessing steering committee, Technion.

2006 - 2010, Dean, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion.

2008 - 2015, Member of the Technion interdepartmental committee on Real-Estate Studies

2012 - 2015, Chair, Technion interdepartmental committee on Real-Estate Studies

2012 - 2015, Member of the Technion interdepartmental committee on Urban Engineering

2013 - 2015, Chair, Technion interdepartmental committee on Urban Engineering

 

Public Professional Activities (partial list)

1995 - 1998, Member in a committee for renewing the Israeli surveying regulations.

1995 - 1999, Member of the Israeli Council for Mapping (guiding the governmental mapping policy in Israel)

1996 - present, Representative of Israel to Commission 3 (Spatial Information Management) of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

1998 - 2002, Co-Chair, Working Group 3/1 (Technical Aspects of Spatial Information Management) of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

2002 - 2006, Co-Chair, Working Group on 3D Cadastre - Inter-Commission activity of Commission 3 (Spatial Information Management) and Commission 7 (Cadastre) of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

2002 - 2004, Member of the Governmental steering committee, 3D Cadastre in Israel

2008 - 2010, Chair Elect, Commission 3 (Spatial Information Management) of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

2011 - 2014, Chair, Commission 3 (Spatial Information Management) of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

2011 - 2014, President, Association of Licensed Surveyors in Israel

2013 - 2014, Member (ACCO Representative), Council of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

 

Honors and Awards

1965  -  Technion, Technion President's list of distinguished students.

1966  -  Technion, Technion President's list of distinguished students.

1966  -  The Charles Clore Prize for excellent achievements in academic studies (Israeli universities level competition).

1967  -  Technion, Technion President's list of distinguished students.

1967  -  Technion, a Summa Cum Laude graduation (B.Sc. in Civil Engineering).

1972  -  Kaplan Award (as a member of a team) for development and efficiency in the field of automation in the Israel Survey Department (currently - Survey of Israel).

1993  -  Technion, Excellence in Teaching Award (Distinguished Technion Lecturer).

2004  -  Talbert Abrams Grand Award, The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society (ASPRS - American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing), for the most outstanding paper of the year.

2006  -  The CadCorp Prize for Best Research presented at the GISRUK'2006 Conference. The award is given by the GISRUK steering committee and is sponsored by a British GIS company.

2006  -  Second Best Paper, ISPRS Commission IV Symposium on 'Geospatial Databases for Sustainable Development', September 2006, Goa, India.

2010  -  Paper of the month (March 2010), the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) - presented also at Commission 3 Key Note Session: SIM in Support of Mega City Management, April 2010.

2010  -  Talbert-Abrams best paper award, second prize, The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society (ASPRS - American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing), for the most outstanding papers of the year.

2012  -  Best Paper, The Fourth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services, GEOProcessing 2012, January - February, 2012

2012  -  Paper of the month (April 2012), the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) -presented at session: Spatial 3D Analysis of Built-up Areas, May 2010.

2013  -  Best Paper, The Fifth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services, GEOProcessing 2013, February-March, 2013

2013  -  IARIA Fellow, the International Academy, Research and Industry Association

2014  -  Best Paper, The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services, GEOProcessing 2014, March, 2014