Dr. Elad Shufan
Dr. Elad Shufan is a the head of the physics department at Ashdod Campus of the Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE). Elad achieved B.Sc. and Ph.D. from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (BGU). The Ph.D. research field was theoretical condensed matter physics, for which Elad won a Kreitman Doctoral fellowship for “outstanding achievements in academic and research studies”. Elad research now deals with developing and implementing mathematical models for problems of engineering. One of Doctor Shufan’s research interests involves applying spectroscopic tools in tandem with pattern recognition methods for characterization and identification of different biological samples. Another of Doctor Shufan’s research activities includes resolution of scheduling problems. He and his colleagues have developed an exact polynomial algorithm for solving a fixed-route Dial-a-Ride problem. In addition, they are working on resolution of generalized open shop problems. Elad has won teaching excellence prizes from both SCE and BGU
1997-2003 Ph.D. in Physics. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Dissertation title: “Tunneling in the Quantum Hall Regime”. Adviser: Prof. Yigal Meir.
1994-1997 B.Sc. with honours in Physics. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
Spectrognition: the use of spectroscopy and pattern recognition methods for characterization and identification problems; charactering cancerous-versus-healthy cells and developing a method for detection of cancer at the early stages of malignancy.
Scheduling: designing vehicle routes and schedules in problems of pickup and delivery, generalized open shop problems, timetabling.
Since 2004 Physics 1&2 (Mechanics & Electromagnetism)
Since 2003 Introduction to Physics (1&2)