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Yonatan Yehezkeally, Ph.D.

Technical University of Munich

Associate Professorship of Coding and Cryptography (Prof. Wachter-Zeh)

Postal address

Postal:
Theresienstr. 90
80333 München

Biography

Yonatan Yehezkeally received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, in 2020. Before that, he received the M.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in electrical and computer engineering and the B.Sc. degree (cum laude) in mathematics, in 2017 and 2013 respectively, also from Ben-Gurion University.

From Apr. 2021, Yonatan is the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Carl Friedrich von Siemens Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Associate Professorship of Coding and Cryptography (Prof. Wachter-Zeh), with the Institute for Communications Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, TUM, Munich, Germany.

Yonatan has studied rank-modulation codes for Flash memories in his master's thesis, which are Gray codes in the symmetric group of finite sets designed to alleviate the read-write imbalance in Flash technology. His doctoral thesis dealt with string-duplication channels, with applications to data storage in DNA (specifically, in vivo DNA data storage). He is interested in coding for DNA data storage in general, including coding over sliced information, and coding for combined noise models (e.g., substitutions and duplications, etc.)

His research interests further include combinatorial structures, algebraic coding and finite group theory.

Teaching

Lectures

  • Digital Systems (at BGU; mandatory module for Bachelor students), Winters 2018/19,2019/20.
  • Calculus 1 (at BGU; prep. module for Bachelor students), Summer 2017

Publications

Journal Publications

[5] Yonatan Yehezkeally and Moshe Schwartz, "Uncertainty of reconstruction with list-decoding from uniform-tandem-duplication noise," IEEE Trans. on Inform. Theory, 67(7), pp. 4276-4287, July 2021. (doi)

[4] Yuanyuan Tang, Yonatan Yehezkeally, Moshe Schwartz, and Farzad Farnoud, "Single-error detection and correction for duplication and substitution channels," IEEE Trans. on Inform. Theory, 66(11), pp. 6908-6919, November 2020. (doi)

[3] Yonatan Yehezkeally and Moshe Schwartz, "Reconstruction codes for DNA sequences with uniform tandem-duplication errors," IEEE Trans. on Inform. Theory, 66(5), pp. 2658-2668, May 2020. (doi)

[2] Yonatan Yehezkeally and Moshe Schwartz, "Limited-magnitude error-correcting Gray codes for rank modulation," IEEE Trans. on Inform. Theory, 63(9), pp. 5774-5792, September 2017. (doi)

[1] Yonatan Yehezkeally and Moshe Schwartz, "Snake-in-the-box codes for rank modulation," IEEE Trans. on Inform. Theory, 58(8), pp. 5471-5483, August 2012. (doi)

Conference Publications

[6] Yonatan Yehezkeally and Nikita Polyanskii, "On Codes for the Noisy Substring Channel," accepted to appear in the 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT2021), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (held virtually), July 2021.

[5] Yonatan Yehezkeally and Moshe Schwartz, "Uncertainty of Reconstructing Multiple Messages from Uniform-Tandem-Duplication Noise," in Proc. of the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT2020), Los Angeles, CA, USA (held virtually), June 2020. (doi)

[4] Yuanyuan Tang, Yonatan Yehezkeally, Moshe Schwartz, and Farzad Farnoud (Hassanzadeh), "Single-error detection and correction for duplication and substitution channels," in Proc. of the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT2019), pp. 300-304, Paris, France, July 2019. (doi)

[3] Yonatan Yehezkeally and Moshe Schwartz, "Reconstruction codes for DNA sequences with uniform tandem-duplication errors," in Proc. of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT2018), pp. 2535-2539, Vail, CO, U.S.A., June 2018. (doi)

[2] Yonatan Yehezkeally and Moshe Schwartz, "Limited-magnitude error-correcting Gray codes for rank modulation," in Proc. of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT2016), pp. 2829-2833, Barcelona, Spain, July 2016. (doi)

[1] Yonatan Yehezkeally and Moshe Schwartz, "Snake-in-the-box codes for rank modulation," in Proc. of the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT2012), pp. 2993-2997, Boston, MA, U.S.A., July 2012. (doi)

Theses

[2] Yonatan Yehezkeally, "Coding for duplicatoin channels with application to DNA storage," Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, Jun. 2020.

[1] Yonatan Yehezkeally, "Snake-in-the-box codes for rank modulation," Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, Jun. 2016.

Honors and awards

2020

Awarded a Carl Friedrich von Siemens Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for postdoctoral researchers.

2020

Awarded a Minerva Fellowship for a research residency at TU Munich, EI, LNT (host: Prof. Antonia Wachter-Zeh) from the Minerva Stiftung. (Declined due to conflict with Humboldt Research Fellowship.)

2020

Received the Dr. Max Fogiel and Helen J. Kaufmann Award for Highest Student Achievment in Electrical Engineering, from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2017

Awarded a Negev-Faran scholarship from the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2008

Winner of the Intel Prize (Israel) for excellent B.Sc. students in relevant fields of study.

 

Education

2016-2020 Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Supervisor: Prof. Moshe Schwartz
Thesis: "Coding for Duplication Channels with Applications to DNA Storage"
2014-2017 M.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Supervisor: Prof. Moshe Schwartz
Thesis: "Snake-in-the-Box Codes for Rank Modulation"
2006-2013 B.Sc. (cum laude) in Mathematics
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

 

Work Experience

2021-current Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Carl Friedrich von Siemens Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institute for Communications Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Technical University of Munich
2020-2021 Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute for Communications Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Technical University of Munich
2020 Postdoctoral researcher
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2018-2020 Lecturer and Teaching Assistant
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2011-2018 Teaching Assistant
Department of Mathematics
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2001-2006 Technical Officer (mandatory service)
Israeli Defense Forces