The Technion Faculty of Computer Science is ranked among the best in the world. If you rely on a computer, it is very likely that your processor was developed by Technion graduates working at companies such as Intel.
Your online communications are for the most part made possible by the Lempel-Ziv algorithm, named for the two Technion professors who discovered a way to compress data. If you use a flash drive, the underlying technology was also developed by a Technion graduate.
Breakthroughs In Computer Science:
A computer science student has developed a computerized learning system that can detect emotional sentiments expressed in a text message or email based on recognizing repeated word patterns.
Two Technion electrical engineering students created “Cart2Go,” a shopping cart that autonomously tracks and follows its shopper throughout one store and on to the next, like a faithful puppy.
As part of a project, two Technion software engineering students hacked the popular navigation application Waze, and caused a traffic jam that lasted for hours. The students’ academic advisors notified Waze of the “cyber-attack” afterward, with the belief that Waze will now find a way to prevent such attacks from happening in the future.