Ambassador to Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Yoram Rudy is the Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor of Engineering and director of the Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC) at Washington University. He is a professor in the departments of biomedical engineering, cell biology & physiology, medicine, radiology and pediatrics. Rudy earned a BSc in 1970 from the Department of Physics at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He continued his studies at the Technion, receiving his MSc in 1973. That same year, he came to the U.S. and entered the PhD program in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, from which he graduated in 1978. He remained on the faculty of that department until his move to Washington University in 2004. Rudy’s research focuses on the electrophysiology of the heart, in particular on the mechanisms of cardiac rhythm disorders and on the development of noninvasive imaging modalities for detecting and diagnosing such disorders. He has published widely on these and related topics and served on various NIH advisory committees and in leadership positions of professional societies in his field. Rudy is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a recipient of a Merit Award from the NIH-National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.