Alon
Wolf


Wolf
Full Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering & Head of Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab Technion - Israel Institute Of Technology Visiting Faculty

Prof. Wolf earned all of his academic degrees from the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Israel. Immediately after receiving his Ph.D., he joined the robotics institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as a research scientist, as well as the Institute for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery as a research faculty and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as an Adjunct Faculty of CT Surgery. In March of 2006 Prof. Wolf returned to Israel and joined the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion. Here he founded a new research lab, the Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab (BRML). The objective of the research in the BRML is to develop fundamental theories in bio-kinematics and biomechanics as well as to apply these theories to applications in medical robotics and biorobotics. Prof. Wolf’s work was published in more that 180 publications in leading international scientific journals, Book chapters, Patents, and conferences (as key note and invited lectures). Prof. Wolf is a co-inventor and co-founder of Medrobotics Corporation and is the director of FIRST in Israel, a volunteering activity to promote STEM (science technology and math) among young school students (15,000 participants in Israel). Prof. Wolf is also an Associate Editor for the prestige journals of Clinical Biomechanics, ASME journal of mechanisms and robotics, and serves in the editorial board of several leading international journals. He won numerous research awards and was elected to the 2016-2017 IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society Distinguished Lecturer Program and was awarded Fellow of the American Association of Mechanical Engineers. Lately, he was appointed as the director of the Israeli Olympic Sport Research Centre. Prof. Wolf’s urban search and rescue snake robot and his surgical snake robot were elected best technology of 2012 and 2014 respectively, by the prestige journal of popular science. In October 1st 2019 Prof. Wolf took the office of Technion Vice President for External Relations and Resource Development

COURSES

This course aims at enabling students to evaluate the likely impact of future IT innovations on their firm and industry. This requires a correct understanding of the key drivers of technology’s impact on the business ecosystem.
During the meeting will tackle the key IT domain that have the potential to transform firms’ actions and industries. We will touch topics such as: open source design, chatbot, bigdata, simulation, augmented reality, digital twins and robotics.
During this course, participants will be expected to engage in both the technical and the managerial dimensions of digital challenges.

Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods
Food and Wine
Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsports
Automation and Robotics
Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses