Dr. Rafi Yoeli

Technion - The School of Continuing Education

Dr. Yoeli began his career developing commercial aircraft, fighter jets and
business jets at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Boeing. He left IAI to
pursue a PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Israel’s Technion Institute of
Technology and since then, he has continued to research and integrate AI in his
engineering work.
On completion of his PhD, he established his first company, AD&D Ltd. which
was recognized for its innovative, cutting-edge technologies. AD&D was
subsequently sold to Elbit Systems.
In 2000, Dr. Yoeli established Urban Aeronautics in order to develop a compact,
six-seat, Vertical Takeoff & Landing air-taxi, CiyHawk. He stepped down from
his role as CEO in 2020 and has since been actively researching the integration
of AI tools in the field of engineering design.
In January 2023 he joined the staff of the the Technion School of Continuing
Education as a Senior Lecturer, teaching a course on “Foundations and
Methods in AI”.
Dr. Yoeli has a BSc in aeronautical engineering from Tel Aviv University, and an
MSc. in aeronautical engineering and PhD in Artificial Intelligence, both from the

Conference Postponement Notice

Due to the security situation in Israel,
the committee has decided to postpone the conference.

The conference is now scheduled to take place on

March 17-19, 2024

The Conference will remain in its original format.

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