Geeks in Space

November 21st, 2011


The GarageGeeks and SpaceIL invite you to an out of this world garage event, to meet:

Amir Give’on, As an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), Amir develops and implements algorithms primarily for NASA’s Terrestrial Planet Finder project. This project is designing space-based telescopes to search for Earth-like planets. Prior to his position at JPL, Amir spent 2006 at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as a post-doc after earning a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.

While at Princeton, both as a doctoral candidate and undergraduate student, Amir developed algorithms for high contrast space-based imaging systems and an early autonomous vehicles image-processing based control systems.

In his “non-existent spare time”, Amir is the chair of BINA LA, a pro-Israel young professional organization aims to connect Israelis and American Jews through intellectual events (see, and serves on the board of Act For Israel, a pro-Israel organization, aiming to advocate for Israel in social networks.

The event will take place on

Thursday, Deceber 8th, 20:30

at Garage HQ, HaPeled 40, Holon

* This is a User Generated Dinner, so bring some snacks and drinks to share.

* GarageGeeks is sponsored by Carmel Ventures and Gemini Israel Funds

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