4/28/2004 - Andover-based embedded systems and software solutions provider I-Logix announced that co-founder Dr. David Harel has been selected to receive one of Israel's highest honors, The Israel Prize. Dr. Harel was nominated for his significant contributions in the field of Computer Science and is the second person in his family to receive the honor. His father was awarded the Israel Prize in 2000 for his research into general literature.
Dr. Harel is the Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He is the inventor of the language of Statecharts, co-inventor of Live Sequence Charts, and was part of the team that designed the tools Statemate, Rhapsody, and the Play-Engine. His work is central to the behavioral aspects of the Universal Modeling Language (UML). He has authored books on a variety of topics including the computability and complexity theory, logics of programs, theory of databases, automata theory, visual languages, systems engineering, and the communication and synthesis of smell. He co-founded I-Logix in 1987. With headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts and worldwide distribution and support centers, I-Logix has become a global leader in the embedded systems and software solutions market.
Dr. Harel was born in London, England, and immigrated to Israel at the age of seven. He studied at the Netiv Meir High school yeshiva in Jerusalem, and after his military service, began studying computer science and mathematics at Bar-Ilan University where he received his B.Sc. in 1974. Dr. Harel went on to attain his M.Sc. from Tel-Aviv University in 1976 and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978. He spent two years at IBM's Yorktown Heights Research Center, and sabbatical years at both Carnegie-Mellon and Cornell Universities.
Dr. Harel has received a number of awards, including the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award in 1992 and the 1997 Israeli Prime Minister's Award. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE. The award will be presented to Dr. Harel on Tuesday April 27, 2004 as part of the Israeli Independence Day Celebration.
About The Israel Prize
The Israel Prize is the most prestigious award granted by the State of Israel. Recipients of the Israel Prize can be individuals or groups that have demonstrated excellence or broken new ground in a certain field. Awards are granted in the following categories: Judaism, Humanities and the Social Sciences; Life and Exact Sciences; Arts and Culture; and Lifetime Achievement - A Unique Contribution to Society and to the State. Past recipients of the Israel Prize include: Martin Buber (1958), Golda Meir (1975), Abba Eban (2001), and the Jewish National Fund (JNF, 2002).The prize is presented to the recipient before the Knesset, Prime Minister, President, and Supreme Court of Israel.
Founded in 1987, I-Logix is a leading provider of Model-Driven Development (MDD) solutions for systems design through software development focused on real-time embedded applications. These solutions allow engineers to graphically model the behavior and functionality of their embedded systems, analyze and validate the system, and automatically generate production quality code in a variety of languages. I-Logix also offers iNotion®, a product lifecycle management portal designed for software; coupling product development, quality assurance, marketing and the customer by providing instant, controllable, web-based access to development artifacts and product management services 24/7 worldwide. For more information, please visit our website www.ilogix.com.
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