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Yaakov Stein

Dr. Yaakov Stein


CTO at RAD

Dr. Yaakov Stein is CTO at RAD’s headquarters in Tel Aviv. He is the author of the textbook “Digital Signal Processing, a Computer Science Perspective.” Yaakov’s previous positions include Advanced Technology Manager for Comverse Information Systems and Professor of AI and Computer Science at Polytechnic University (NY). He holds a BSc in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, and MSc and PhD in Theoretical Physics. Yaakov received the Israel Defense Award (Israel’s highest award for defense-related research). His areas of interest include SDN and NFV, communications security and encryption, and timing & synchronization.


In his spare time, Yaakov has been known to dabble in amateur radio and ancestry. He also maintains a small museum of the history of electronics and computation.

All Posts by Dr. Yaakov Stein

  • Jun 24, 2019
    5G – hypothetical hype and realistic reality

    In the last installment I endeavored to convince you that a lot of what you have heard about 5G is both technologically plausible and has real-life application.

  • Jun 10, 2019
    5G – hypothetical hype and realistic reality

    Unless you live an incredibly sheltered life, you have probably heard a lot about how great 5G is going to be. And unless you are incredibly naïve, you probably don’t believe a word of it.

  • Apr 15, 2019
    Segment Routing

    IP forwarding is typically based on destination addresses (and perhaps the DSCP), but sometimes we need better control over the precise path a packet travels to its destination.

  • Apr 08, 2019
    Network value

    Despite widespread endorsement of competition law theories, the western world has become very monopolistic when it comes to anything that is connected to the Internet. 

  • Apr 01, 2019
    Aggregation and disaggregation

    Smartphones are on everyone’s list of the greatest inventions of all times. In fact, one could even assert that mankind’s major innovations were: 1) fire, 2) spoken language, 3) the wheel, 4) agriculture, and 5) the smartphone. 

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