Prof. Yair Censor received his BSc, MSc and DSc degrees in Mathematics from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. From 1977 to 1979 he was Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, NY, USA, and Research Associate with the Medical Image Processing Group (MIPG) there.
Prof. Censor joined the Department of Mathematics at the University of Haifa in 1979, where he holds the rank of Full Professor since 1989. He became Professor Emeritus in 2012, continuing his scientific research work. He is founder and was head (2002-2017) of the Center for Mathematics and Scientific Computation (CMSC) at the University of Haifa. He has served as a visiting professor at leading universities around the world, including the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA); Linköping University (Sweden); the Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (Brazil); the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (USA); the Beijing International Center of Mathematics, School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University (China); The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY, USA) and the Loma Linda University (CA, USA).
Prof. Censor works in Computational Mathematics where his main fields of interest include optimization theory (mathematical theory and development of algorithms); linear algebra and convex analysis (large and sparse systems of linear and nonlinear equations or inequalities); numerical analysis; inverse problems; optimization theory techniques in image reconstruction from projections and in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT); algorithms for parallel computing; and iterative methods in matrix balancing, transportation problems and discrete tomography.
He has published over 150 research articles in refereed scientific journals, conference proceedings and as book chapters. He co-authored with S.A. Zenios the book Parallel Optimization: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications (Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA, 1997). Dr. Censor served as associate editor for the journal IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging from 1992 to 2004.