A professor of mathematics at the Technion, he holds a B.Sc. (Summa cum lauda, 1973), an M.Sc. (1976), and a D.Sc. (1982) in Mathematics from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He has received the Landau Research Prize in Mathematics (1982), the New England Academic Award for Excellence in Research (1990), the Technion's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1990), and the Henri Gutwirth Award for Promotion of Research (1991).
He is married and the father of five children.