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Prof. Shimon Schocken: Computers from First Principles, Education, & Building a University

Founding Dean of IDC's School of Computer Science
Prof. Shimon Schocken

In this episode, we spoke with Prof. Shimon Shocken, the founding dean of the school of Computer Science at IDC.
After being a tenured professor at NYU for 10 years, Shimon came back to Israel to take part in building a new academic institution from scratch. Over the years, Shimon was also a visiting professor at Harvard and Stanford, and served as chairman of the Computer Science Curriculum committee of Israel's Ministry of Education from 2009 to 2012. Shimon is a passionate educator, and has developed revolutionary courses such as NandtoTetris and Matific.

For more on Shimon:

Shimon's Website

Nand2Tetris Course Website

Matific

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