Prof. Ami Moyal
Afeka T-A Academic College
Prof. Ami Moyal has been President of the Afeka Tel-Aviv Academic College of Engineering since November 2014. Prior to his election, he served as Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering. During his time at Afeka, Prof. Moyal also founded and headed the Afeka Center for Language Processing, a research center in the field of speech and language processing.
Prior to joining Afeka, Prof. Moyal was active in the speech processing hi-tech industry for 15 years. He served in several positions at NSC, Natural Speech Communication Ltd., a provider of advanced speech recognition technologies, including VP Technology Development, VP Business Development and 7 years as CEO.
During his time in the industry and the academia, Prof. Moyal procured and led tens of research and development grants in the field of Speech Recognition.
Since beginning his tenure as President of Afeka College, Prof. Moyal has invested efforts in implementing his vision regarding the education of a new generation of engineers and has published a number of opinion columns in the Israeli press on vital topics such as the importance of: studying high-level mathematics in high-school regardless of the grade; training engineers with soft-skills in addition to hard-skills; obtaining academic degrees for furthering personal and national growth; and training both new and experienced engineers for the modern era.
Prof. Moyal holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in the Electrical & Computer Engineering from Ben-Gurion University in Be'er-Sheva, Israel.