Prof. Jacob (Koby) Rubinstein is the Executive Vice President for Research at the Technion and is a professor in the Technion Department of Mathematics since 1988. He holds the Mini and Ruben Finkelstein chair. He completed his BSc in Mathematics at Tel Aviv University, his M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics at the Technion, and his PhD in Mathematics at the Courant Institute, New York University. He spent a year at the University of Minnesota, two years at Stanford University and has been associated with Indiana University.
Prof. Rubinstein's research activities have focused on developing mathematical models and techniques in a variety of applications, including hydrodynamics, superconductivity, optics, physiology and medicine. In addition to his basic research in applied mathematics, Prof. Rubinstein has been consulting several companies in optics, optimization and more. He was a cofounder and chief scientist of Inray Ltd, and he holds 9 international patents. Prof. Rubinstein received numerous awards, including the H. Rich award for innovation and the Landau prize in exact sciences. In addition, he was elected as honorary member of the Technion Student Association and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.