Professor Shlomi Arnon Ph.D. (SPIE Fellow)

Director, BGU center for quantum science and technology (BGU-QST)

Director, Satellite and Wireless Communication Laboratory (SWCL),

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department 

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O Box 653 IL-84105 Beer-Sheva ISRAEL

Phone 972-8-6477773, Fax 972-8-6472949

Skype: shlomiarnon

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Prof. Shlomi Arnon is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also the director of the Center for Quantum Science and Technology (BGU-QST) at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel, and the director of the Satellite and Wireless Communication Laboratory at the university. Professor Arnon is a Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). He was a postdoctoral associate (Fulbright Fellow) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. He has held positions at TU/e Eindhoven, Philips Lab, Nederland, TU Delft, and Cornell University. He has served several times as associate editor for special issues on optical wireless communication for OSA and IEEE. He is co-author of the book Applied Aspects of Optical Communication and LIDAR, Taylor & Francis/CRC, 2010; co-editor of the book Advanced Optical Wireless Communication Systems, Cambridge University Press, 2012; and editor of the book Visible Light Communication, Cambridge University Press, 2015. Recently he has initiated a new project in area of medical and quantum technology funded by the prestigious European Union FET Open program. The main subjects of his research include wireless and satellite communication, optical wireless communication, free space optics, quantum key distribution system, optical technologies for environmental monitoring, and quantum technology for medical applications.




 Now Hiring!

We are searching for excellent students with a background in engineering and/or physics, who would like to do a PhD that will have impact on fateful issues confronting the world. In this project, which is funded by the prestigious European Union FET program, we will be exploring a novel research direction, involving a revolutionary alternative methodology of breast cancer diagnosis using light rather than X rays. The research will involve optics, computation, quantum technology, biomedical engineering, signal processing and image processing. Suitable PhD students will receive financial support, including tuition in addition to a substantial fellowship.