Professor Igor M. Verner, Head of the Center
Igor M. Verner is Professor Emeritus (2021) and Head of the Technion Center for Robotics and Digital Technology Education at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology. He received the M.S. degree in mathematics, the Ph.D. in computer-aided design systems in manufacturing, and the teaching certificate in technology. His research interests include technology and engineering education with emphasis on design of learning environments, experiential and contextualized learning, robotics and digital technology, student-robot interaction, spatial training, modeling and analogy, education through experiential practice in physical, virtual, and augmented robotic environments, education in design and 3D printing, and in smart transportation systems.
Dr. Dan Cuperman, Center Director
Dan Cuperman is Director of the Center, Senior Research Associate, and Adjunct Lecturer at the Technion Faculty of Education in Science and Technology. He received the B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering, M.A and Ph.D. in science and technology education. His research interests include bioinspiration and development of analogical reasoning, engineering education with emphasis on Industry 4.0 technologies, additive manufacturing, intelligent robotics, and Internet of Things.
Dr. Alex Polishuk
Alex Polishuk is Research Associate at the Technion Faculty of Education in Science and Technology and Director of the Gelfand Center for Model Building, Robotics and Communication at MadaTech Museum of Science, Technology and Space in the Technion. He received his M.Sc. in automation engineering, the Ph.D. in science and technology education, and teaching certificates in technology and computer science. His research interests focus on evaluation of learning in robotics environments, student-robot interaction, fostering thinking skills, and gifted education. He teaches robotics and computer science to elementary, middle, and senior high school students.
Dr. Sergey Gamer
Sergei Gamer is Chief Engineer of the Cognitive Robotics Lab at the Technion Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. in science and technology education. His research interests are in educational robotics with focus on the development of physical, virtual, and augmented environments, remote laboratories, and training spatial skills through practice in programming and operating robot manipulators.
Mr. Moshe Grinholts
Moshe Greenholtz is a PhD student in the Faculty of Science and Technology Education, and a coordinator of the aviation machinery track at the Air Force College of Technology. He received his B.Sc. in aeronautics engineering and M.A in science and technology education. His research interests are in engineering design education and in combining engineering analysis and making. His study offers an innovative approach to learning engineering design for high-school students majoring in mechanics and aviation.
Mrs. Laura Levin-Bacari
Laura Levin-Bacari is lecturer and consultant in 3D printing education, and Ph.D. student in the Technion Faculty of Science and Technology Education. Her research interests are in the development of analytical thinking and applied mathematical skills through learning practices in 3D design and printing of artifacts. She is the founder and director of the Alon Foundation for Education that promotes the integration of 3D printing.
Mr. Huberth Perez
Huberth Perez is an international Ph.D. student from Costa Rica, in the Technion Faculty of Science and Technology Education. His research interests are in engineering and technology education with emphasis on learning engagement, integrative thinking, physical and virtual environments, and methods for teaching robotics and digital technologies.
Mr. Tal Romm
Tal Romm is a CAD software development engineer at the Haifa office of PTC Israel, and M.Sc. graduate of the Technion Faculty of Science and Technology Education. His research interests in education are in learning dynamic engineering systems using Internet of Things and Augmented Reality.