Shimon Schocken is the IDB Professor of Information Technologies and founding dean of the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Israel. After 10 years at NYU, he returned to his home country to help found IDC Herzliya — Israel’s first private, non–profit university. In 2005, along with Noam Nisan, he developed a new approach to teaching applied computer science described in the bestselling MIT Press book The Elements of Computing Systems. Courses based on the book are taught in many schools ranging from Harvard University to the University of the People.Schocken embraces his public role as an educator. He serves as chairman of the Computer Science Education committee in the Israeli Ministry of Education, and enjoys developing innovative courses and open source software tools to support science education. He uses his other life passion, mountain biking, to teach adolescent boys in Israel’s juvenile detention centers valuable life lessons through challenging bike rides in remote locations. He was co-organizer and program chairman of TEDxTelAviv 2010.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Shimon Schocken and other top speakers and celebrities.