• Y. Birk, “Extension and correctness proof for a distributed routing algorithm,” M.Sc. dissertation, Electrical Engineering, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, July 1982.
    Advisor: Prof. Adrian Segall.
  • Y. Birk, “Concurrent Communication among Multi-Transceiver Stations over Shared Media”, Ph.D. Dissertation, Electrical Engineering Department (Computer Sys. Lab.), Stanford University, 1987.  Advisor: Prof. Fouad Tobagi.

Journal Papers

  1. M.E. Marhic, Y. Birk and F.A. Tobagi, “Selective broadcast interconnection (SBI): a novel scheme for fiber-optic local area networks”, Optics Letters, vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 629–631, Dec. 1985.
  2. Y. Birk and F.A. Tobagi, “Supernodes in Networks Employing Spread Spectrum with Code Division Multiple Access”, Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, vol. 15, pp. 341–357, 1988.
  3. Y. Birk, “Fiber-Optic Bus-Oriented Single-Hop Interconnections among Multi-Transceiver Stations”, IEEE J. Lightwave Technology, vol.  9, no. 12, pp.1657–1664, Dec. 1991.
  4. Y.  Birk and J.B. Lotspiech, “On Finding Non-Intersecting Straight-Line Connections of Grid Points to the Boundary”, J. Algorithms, vol. 13, pp. 636–656, 1992.
  5. Y.Birk, N. Linial and R. Meshulam, “On the Uniform-Traffic Capacity of Single-Hop Interconnections Employing Shared Directional Multichannels”, IEEE Trans. Information Theory, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 186–191, Jan. 1993.
  6. Y. Birk, “On-Line Control and Deadlock-Avoidance in a Page-Parallel Multiprocessor Rasterizer”, IEEE Trans. Parallel and Distributed Processing, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 155–163, Feb. 1993.
  7. Y. Birk, “Power-Efficient Layout of a fiber-Optic Multistar that Permits log2N Concurrent Baseband Transmissions among N Stations,” IEEE J. Lightwave Technology, vol. 11, pp. 908–913, 1993.
  8. Y. Birk and Y. Nachman, “Using direction and elapsed-time information to reduce the wireless cost of locating mobile units in cellular networks,” ACM/Baltzer Wireless Networks, vol. 1, pp. 403-412, 1995.
  9. Y. Birk and N. Bloch, “The Effects of Destructive Interference and Wasted Transmissions on the Uniform-Traffic Capacity of Non-Bus-Oriented Single-Hop Interconnections”, IEEE/ACM Trans. Networking, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 442–448, June 1996.
  10. Y. Birk and Y. Keren, “Judicious use of redundant transmissions in multi-channel ALOHA networks with deadlines”, IEEE J. Sel. Areas in Commun, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 257–269, Feb. 1999.
  11. D.R. Steinberg and Y. Birk, “An Empirical Analysis of the IEEE 1394 Serial Bus Protocol,” IEEE Micro, vol. 20(1), Jan-Feb 2000.
  12. D. Baron and Y. Birk, “Multiple Working Points in Multichannel ALOHA with Deadlines”, ACM/Baltzer Wireless Networks, vol. 8 (1), pp. 5–11, Jan. 2002.
  13. D. Baron and Y. Birk, “Coding Schemes for Multislot Messages in Multichannel ALOHA with Deadlines”, IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, vol. 1 (2), pp. 292-301, Apr. 2002.
  14. Y. Birk, L. Liss  and A. Schuster, “In-Kernel Integration of Operating System and Infiniband Primitives for High Performance Computing Clusters: a DSM Example”, IEEE Trans. Par. and Distr. Sys., vol. 16 (9), pp. 830-840, Sep. 2005.
  15. Y. Birk and Y. Revah, “Increasing Deadline-Constrained Throughput in Multi-Channel ALOHA Networks via Non-Stationary Multiple-Power-Level Transmission Policies”, ACM/Baltzer Wireless Networks, vol. 11 (4), pp. 523-529, July 2005.
  16. A. Gendler, A. Mendelson and Y. Birk, “A PAB-Based Multi-Prefetcher Mechanism”, Intl. J. of Parallel Programming, vol. 34 (2), pp. 171-188, April 2006. DOI 10.1007/s10766-006-0006-1,
  17. Y. Birk and T. Kol, “Coding on Demand by an Informed Source (ISCOD) for Efficient Broadcast of Different Supplemental Data to Caching Clients,” IEEE Trans. IT, vol. 52 (6), pp. 2825-2830, June 2006.
  18. Y. Birk and U. Tal, “Maximizing Delay-Constrained Throughput in ALOHA Networks through Power Diversity and Successive Decoding,” Wireless Networks (online 2/2008; 2009).
  19. A. Timor, A. Mendelson, Y. Birk and N. Suri, “Using Under-Utilized CPU Resources to Enhance its Reliability,” IEEE Trans. Dependable and Secure Computing, vol. 5(4), Oct.-Dec. 2008.
  20. Y. Birk and E. Fiksman, “Dynamic Reconfiguration Architectures for Multi-Context FPGAs,” Comp. and Elec. Eng. (Spec. issue on high perf. Comp.), Elsevier, Feb. 2009 (online).
  21. Z. Bar-Yossef, Y. Birk, T.S. Jayram and T. Kol, “Index Coding with Side Information,” IEEE Trans. Info Theo, vol. 57(3), Mar. 2011.
  22. O. Green and Y. Birk, “Scheduling directives: Accelerating shared-memory many-core processor execution,” Parallel Computing, vol. 40(2), Elsevier, Feb. 2014, pp. 90-106.
  23. A. Berman and Y. Birk, “Minimal Maximum-Level Programming—Combined Cell Mapping and Coding for Faster MLC Memory,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas in Commun, vol. 34(9), pp. 2416-2429, Sep. 2016.
  24. E. Sarfati, B. Frankel, Y. Birk and S. Wimer, “Optimal VLSI Delay Tuning by Space Tapering with Clock-Tree Application,” IEEE Trans. Circ. and Sys. I – vol.64(8), pp. 2160-2170, Aug. 2017. DOI: icmcs10.1109/TCSI.2017.2695100.
  25. O. Shwartz and Y. Birk, “Distributed Memory Integrity Trees,” IEEE  Comp. Arch. Let., vol. 17(2), Apr. 2018.
  26. A. Katz, C. Vainstein, A. Shoham, T. Blank, T. Leitner, A. Fenigstein, Y. Birk and Y. Nemirovsky, “CMOS Single-Photon Avalanche Diode Pixel Design for a Gun Muzzle Flash Detection Camera,” IEEE Trans. Electron Dev., vol. 65(10), pp. 4407-4412, Oct. 2018.
    DOI: 10.1109/TED.2018.2866517.
  27. E. Sarfati, B. Frankel, Y. Birk and S. Wimer, “Accurate Shielded Interconnect Delay Estimation by Reconfigurable Ring Oscillator,” IEEE Trans. Circ. and Sys. I, to appear. DOI:10.1109/TCSI.2018.2825999.
  28. B. Frankel, E. Sarfati, S. Wimer, and Y. Birk, “Post-Silicon Analysis of Shielded Interconnect Delays for Useful Skew Clock Design, “IEEE Trans. Electron Devices,” 2019.
  29. A. Katz, A. Shoham, C. Vainstein, Y. Birk, T. Leitner, A. Fenigstein and Y. Nemirovsky,“Passive CMOS Single Photon Avalanche Diode Imager for a Gun Muzzle Flash Detection System,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 19(14), Mar. 2019.

Conference Papers

  1. Y. Birk and F.A. Tobagi, “Supernodes in packet radio networks employing code division multiple access,” Proc. IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM ’85, Boston, MA, pp. 442–448, Oct. 1985.
  2. Y. Birk, M.E. Marhic and F.A. Tobagi, “Selective broadcast interconnections (SBIs) for wideband fiber-optic local area networks,” proc. 2nd Int’l Technical Symp. on Optical and Electro-Optical Applied Science and Engineering, Conf. on Fiber-Optic Broadband Networks (SPIE)}, Cannes, France, 10 pages, Nov. 1985.
  3. Y. Birk and F.A. Tobagi, “Code-assignment policies for multi-receiver nodes in CDMA packet-radio networks,” Proc. IEEE Infocom ’86, Miami, FA, pp. 415–423, Apr. 1986.  (Prelim.  ver. of j. paper 2.)
  4. Y. Birk, F.A. Tobagi and M.E. Marhic, “Bus-oriented interconnection topologies for single-hop communication among multi-transceiver stations”, proc. IEEE Infocom ’88, pp. 558–567, Mar. 1988.
  5. Y. Birk, P.B. Gibbons, J.L.C. Sanz and D. Soroker, “A simple Mechanism for Efficient Barrier Synchronization in MIMD Machines”, proc. Int’l Conf. on Parallel Processing (ICPP’90)}, Du Page Cty., Illinois, pp. II-195–II-198, Aug. 1990.
  6. Y. Birk and J.M. McCrossin, “A Pipelined-Parallel Architecture for 2.5-D Batch Rasterizers”, proc. Eurographics ’90, Montreaux, Switz., pp. 31–40, Sep. 1990.
  7. Y. Birk, “Deadlock-Avoidance in a Page-Parallel Batch Rasterizer”, proc. 5th Jerusalem Conference on Information Technology, pp. 89–98, Oct. 1990. (Prelim. ver. of j. paper 6.)
  8. Y. Birk and J.B. Lotspiech, “A fast algorithm for connecting grid points to the boundary with non-intersecting straight lines”, proc. 2nd ACM/SIAM Symp. on Discrete Algorithms (SODA), pp. 465–474, San Francisco, Jan.  1991. (Prelim. ver. Of j. paper 4.)
  9. Y. Birk, “Efficient Layout of a Passive, Single-Hop, Fiber-Optic Interconnection (among N stations) with Capacity log2N”, 29th Allerton Conf. on Comp., Commun. and Ctrl., Illinois, pp. 322–331, Oct. 1991. (Prelim. ver. of j. paper 7).
  10. Y. Birk, “Fiber-optic bus-oriented interconnections among multi-transceiver stations,” Proc. IEEE Infocom ’92, pp. 2358–2367, Florence, Italy, pp. 2358–2367, May 1992.(Similar to journal paper 3.)
  11. Y. Birk, “Power-optimal layout of passive, single-hop, fiber-optic interconnections whose capacity increases with the number of stations”, Proc. IEEE Infocom ’93, pp. 565–572.
  12. Y. Birk and N. Bloch, “Operation of a Non-Bus-Oriented Single-Hop Interconnections: Busy-Tone Multiple Access and Folded Schedules”, 31st Annual Allerton Conf. on Commun., Ctrl.  and Comp., Monticello, Illinois, pp. 588–597, Sep. 1993. (Invited paper.)
  13. Y. Birk, “Disk-based video servers: problems, challenges and (some) solutions”, 18th Conv. of IEEE Israel, Mar. 7-8, ’95, Tel-Aviv, Israel, paper 1.3.1.
  14. Y. Birk, “Track-Pairing: a novel data layout for VOD servers with multi-zone-recording disks”, IEEE 1995 Int’l conf. on Multimedia Computing and Systems (ICMCS95), Washington, D.C., pp. 248–255, May 1995.
  15. Y. Birk and F. Ghenassia, “An adaptive multimedia presentation system”, 2nd Int’l Workshop on Next Generation Information Technology and Systems, Naharia, Israel, pp. 171–177, Jun. ’95.
  16. Y. Birk“Deterministic load-balancing schemes for disk-based VOD storage servers,” 14th IEEE Int’l Symp. on Mass Storage Sys., Monterey, CA, pp. 17–25, Sep. 1995.
  17. Y. Birk, “Random RAIDs with selective exploitation of redundancy for high performance video servers”, Proc. NOSSDAV ’97, St. Louis, Missouri,  pp. 13–23, May 1997.
  18. Y. Birk and N. Bloch, “Prioritized dispersal: a scheme for selective exploitation of redundancy in distributes systems”, Proc. 8th Israeli Conf. on Computer Sys. and SW Engr. (ICCSSE’97),  pp. 77–85, June 1997, Herzliya, Israel.
  19. Y. Birk, U. Kareev and M. Mokryn, “IntelliJuke – a Caching Jukebox-Based Storage Server,” Proc. USENIX Windows NT workshop, Seattle WA, Aug. 1997.
  20. Y. Birk and Y. Keren, “Judicious use of redundant transmissions for improved performance of single- and multi-channel ALOHA networks”, Proc. IEEE Infocom ’98, San Francisco, pp. 332–338, Apr. 1998.
  21. Y. Birk and T. Kol, “Informed-source coding-on-demand (ISCOD) over broadcast channels”, Proc. IEEE Infocom ’98, San Francisco, pp. 1257–1264, Apr. 1998.
  22. Y. Birk and N. Bloch, “Mitigating the effects of uncertainty in Join-the-Shortest-Queue allocation schemes through Prioritized Dispersal”, Proc. 36th Annual Allerton Conf. on Commun., Control and Comp., Monticello, Illinois, pp. 683–692, Sep. 1998.
  23. Y. Birk and R. Mondri, “Tailored transmissions for efficient Near-Video-On-Demand service”, IEEE Int’l Conf. on Multimedia Computing and Systems, ICMCS’99, pp. 226–231, June 1999.
  24. Y. Birk and M. Mokryn, “Cost-effective jukebox storage via hybrid file-block caching”, 4th Int’l Workshop on Next Generation Info. Tech and Sys., (NGITS’99), July 1999, Zikhron Yaakov, Israel. In Lecture Notes in Comp. Sci., No. 1649, pp. 173–189, Springer.
  25. D. Steinberg and Y. Birk, “Insights into the IEEE 1394 serial bus protocol obtained with a novel traffic analyzer”, 7th Hot Interconnects Conf., Stanford Univ., Aug. 1999.
  26. D. Baron and Y. Birk, “On the use of multiple working points in multichannel ALOHA with deadlines”, Proc. 37th Annual Allerton Conf. on Commun., Ctrl and Comp., Monticello, Illinois, Sep. 1999.
  27. Y. Birk and N. Bloch, “Improving network performance with Prioritized Dispersal”, Proc. IEEE Infocom 2000, Tel Aviv, Mar. 2000.
  28. H. Bilic, Y. Birk, I. Chirashuya and Z. Machulsky, “Deferred segmentation for wire-speed transmission of large TCP frames over standard Gb/s Ethernet”, Proc. Hot Interconnects 9, Stanford, Aug. 2001.
  29. Y. Birk and N. Bishara, Distributed-and-Split Data-Control Extension to SCSI for Scalable Storage Area Networks”, Proc. Hot Interconnects 10, Stanford, Aug. 2002.
  30. Y. Birk and Y. Wiener, “A Bucket-Interleaving Multiplexer For Efficient Near-On-Demand Streaming To Resource-Constrained Clients”, IEEE Intl. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Lausanne, Switzerland, Aug. 2002.
  31. Y. Birk and D. Crupnicoff, “A Multicast Transmission Schedule for Scalable Multi-Rate Distribution of Bulk Data using Non-Scalable Erasure-Correcting Codes”, IEEE Infocom 2003, San Francisco, Mar. 2003.
  32. L. Liss, Y. Birk and A. Schuster, “Efficient Exploitation of Kernel Access to Infiniband: a Software DSM Example”, Hot Interconnects 11, Stanford, Aug. 2003.
  33. Y. Birk, L. Liss, A. Schuster and R. Wolff, “A Local Algorithm for Ad Hoc Majority Voting via Charge Fusion”, DISC 2004, Amsterdam, Oct. 2004.
  34. E. Fiksman, Y. Birk and O. Mencer, “ASC-Based Acceleration in an FPGA with a Processor Core Using Software-Only Skills,” Proc. 14th Annual IEEE Symp. On Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines, Napa, CA, Apr. 2006.
  35. Y. Birk, I. Keidar, L. Liss, A. Schuster and R. Wolff, “Veracity Radius – Capturing the Locality of Distributed Computations,” 25th ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC), Denver, July 2006.
  36. Y. Birk, I. Keidar, L. Liss and A. Schuster, “Efficient Dynamic Aggregation,” Intl. Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC), Stockholm, Sep. 2006.
  37. Z. Bar-Yossef, Y. Birk, T.S. Jayram and T. Kol, “Index Coding with Side Information,” 47th IEEE Symp. On Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS), Berkeley, Oct. 2006.
  38. Y. Levy and “AGrid: A Two-Tier Architecture for Grid Resource Management Middleware”, 2nd IEEE/IFIP Intl. Workshop on Autonomic Grid Networking and Management (AGNM), Dublin, Oct. 2006.
  39. Y. Birk and E. Zilber, “TPT-RAID: a High Performance Box-Fault Tolerant Storage System,” IEEE/NASA Mass Storage Sys. and Technologies (MSST’07) conference, San Diego, Sep. 2007.
  40. Y. Birk and T. Kol, “Coding and Scheduling Considerations for Peer-to-Peer Storage Backup Systems,” Proc. 4th Intl. Workshop on Storage Network Architecture and Parallel I/Os (SNAPI’07), San Diego, Sep. 2007.
  41. V. Zdornov and Y. Birk, “Improving Communication-Phase Completion Times in HPC Clusters Through Congestion Mitigation,” SYSTOR 2009, May 2009, Haifa, Israel.
  42. Y. Birk and T. Kol, “Energy and Performance: Two Win-Win Examples” (Poster), 1st Intl. Conf. on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking, Passau, Germany, April 2010.
  43. A. Berman and Y. Birk, “Mitigating inter-cell coupling effects in MLC NAND flash via constrained coding,” Flash Memory Summit, Aug. 2010.
  44. A. Berman and Y. Birk, “Integrating De-Duplication and Write for Increased Endurance and Performance of Solid-State Drives,” 26th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, Eilat, Israel, Nov. 2010.
  45. David, A. Galperin, O. Green and Y. Birk, “Efficient Parallel Computation of the Estimated Covariance Matrix,” 26th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, Eilat, Israel, Nov. 2010. <3>
  46. A. Berman and Y. Birk, “Error Correction Scheme for Constrained Inter-Cell Coupling in Flash Memory,” Non Volatile Memory Workshop, San Diego, CA, March 2011.
  47. A. Berman and Y. Birk, “Constrained Flash Memory Programming,” IEEE  International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT’11), St. Petersburg, August 2011.
  48. V. Zdornov and Y. Birk, “Battery and Energy Management in Fleets of Switchable Battery EVs,” IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe 2011, Manchester, Dec. 2011.
  49. G. Oxman, S. Weiss and Y. Birk, “Buffered Deflection Routing for Networks-On-Chip,” Interconnection Network Architecture: On-Chip, Multi-Chip (INA-OCMC), Paris, Jan. 2012.
  50. G. Oxman, S. Weiss and Y. Birk, “Streamlined Network-On-Chip for Multicore Embedded Architectures,” Proc. 25th Intl. Conf. on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS) pp. 238-249, Springer-Verlag, 2012.
  51. A. Berman, Y. Birk, “Accelerating Flash Memory Access by Speculative Early Sensing Decision,” 3rd Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW)2012.
  52. S. Odeh, O. Green, Z. Mwassi, O. Shmueli, Y. Birk, “Merge Path – Parallel Merging Made Simple,”  Multithreaded Architectures and Applications (MTAAP) Workshop, IEEE 26th International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), Shanghai, 2012.
  53. A. Berman, Y. Birk, O. Rottenstreich, “Probabilistic Performance of Write-Once Memory with Linear WOM Codes – Analysis and Insights,” IEEE Allerton Conf., Oct. 2012.
  54. A. Berman, Y. Birk, “Memory Array Microarchitecture: Algorithmic Techniques for Density and Performance Enhancement,” Convention of IEEE Israel, Nov. 2012.
  55. A. Berman, Y. Birk, “Low Complexity Two-Dimensional Data Encoding for Memory Inter-Cell Interference Reduction,” Convention of IEEE Israel, Nov. 2012.
  56. A. Berman, Y. Birk, “Utilizing Retired Pages for Improved Write Capacity of Solid-State Drives,”  4th Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW), San Diego, Mar. 2013.
  57. A. Tolmachev, M. Orbach, M. Meltsin, R. Hilgendorf, Y. Birk and M. Nazarathy, “Real-time FPGA Implementation of Efficient Filter-Banks for Digitally Sub-banded Coherent DFT-S OFDM Receiver,” Proc. Optical Fiber Commun. Conf. (OFC), Anaheim, Mar. 2013.
  58. O. Green and Y. Birk, “Scheduling directives for shared-memory many-core processor system, Proc. Intl. Wksp. on Programming Models and Apps for Multicores and Manycores,” Proc. Intnl Worskshop on Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycorse (PMAM),  China, 2013.
  59. S. Raindel and Y. Birk, “Replicate and Bundle (RnB) — A Mechanism for Relieving Bottlenecks in Data Centers,” IEEE 27th Intl. Par. and Distr. Proc. Symp. (IPDPS), Cambridge MA, May 2013.
  60. A. Berman, Y. Birk, “Retired Page Utilization in Write-Once Memory – a Coding Perspective,” IEEE Intnl. Symp. Info. Theo. (ISIT), Istanbul, Jul. 2013.
  61. O. Green and Y. Birk, “A Computationally Efficient Algorithm for the 2D Covariance Method,” Intl. Conf. for High Perf. Comp., Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC13), Denver, Nov. 2013.
  62. A. Berman and Y. Birk, “Minimal Maximum-Level Programming: Faster Memory Access via Multi-Level Cell Sharing,” IEEE Global Commun. Conf. (GLOBECOM), Atlanta, Dec. 2013.
  63. A. Berman, Y. Birk and A. Mendelson, “Accelerating Duplicate Data Chunk Recognition Using NN Trained by Locality-Sensitive Hash,” Proc. Convention of IEEE Israel, Eilat, 2014.
  64. Y. Birk and O. Mencer, “A Data-Centric Perspective on Memory Placement,” The Intl. Symp. On Memory Sys., Washington DC, Oct. 2015.
  65. O. Shwartz and Y. Birk, “SDSM: Fast and Scalable Security Support for Directory-Based Distributed Shared Memory”, Proc. IEEE Intl. Symp. on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), pp. 114-119, May 2016
  66. A. Tolmachev, M. Meltsin, R. Hilgendorf, M. Orbach, Y. Birk, S. Ben-Ezra and M. Nazarathy, “Real-Time Hardware Demonstration of 180 Gbps DFT-S OFDM Receiver Based on Digital Sub-banding,” European Conf. on Optical Commun. (ECOC 2016), Germany, Sep. 2016.
  67. O. Shwartz and Y. Birk, “Sound Covert: A Fast and Silent Communication Channel through the Audio Buffer,” Proc. Euromicro Intl. Conf. on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing (PDP), (8 pages), Mar 2017.
  68. O. Shwartz and Y. Birk, “SeM: A CPU Architecture Extension for Secure Remote Computing,” Proc. ACM workshop on Hardware and Architectural Support for Security and Privacy (HASP), Toronto, June 2017. DOI: 10.1145/3092627.3092631
  69. C. VainsteinA. KatzY. BirkY. Nemirovsky, “Prototype of Real-Time Single Photon Avalanche Diode-Based Muzzle Flash Detector,” Proc. IEEE Intnl Conf. on Microwaves, Antennas, Commun. and Electronic Sys. (COMCAS), Tel-Aviv, Israel, Nov. 2017.
  70. Y. Birk, W.M. Mellette and E. Zahavi, “Switch Radix Reduction and Support for Concurrent Bidirectional Traffic in RotorNets,” Proc. Int. Conf. on Photonics in Switching and Computing (PSC), Cyprus, Sep. 2018.
  71. Birk and T. Friedman, “Transmission Timing on Optical Data-Center RotorNets for Reduced Cost, Energy and Latency,” Proc. IEEE Intr. Confr. On the Sci. of Electrical Engr., Eilat, Israel, Dec.2018.
  72. Y. Birk, “Redundancy and Randomization as Effective Tools for Improving Performance,” Proc. IEEE Intr. Confr. On the Sci. of Electrical Engr., Eilat, Israel, Dec.2018.
  73. Y. Birk and I. Lenchner, “Task-Oriented Programming – Task-Graph Enhancements and Validation,”  CATC, Dec. 2019.


  1. Y. Birk and J.M. McCrossin, “Method and apparatus for pipelined parallel rasterization,” United States Patent No. 5,157,765, Oct. 1992.
  2. Y. Birk, “Efficient single-hop directional multichannel system,” United States Patent No. 5,146,514, Sep. 1992.
  3. Y. Birk, “Efficient single-hop interconnection networks employing merged shared directional multichannels”, U.S. Patent No. 5,278,927, Jan. 1994.
  4. Y. Birk, “Video storage server using track-pairing,” U.S. Patent No. 5,510,905, Apr. 1996.
  5. Y. Birk, “Method and apparatus for supplying data streams,” U.S. Patent No. 5,592,612, Jan. 1997.
  6. Y. Birk and R. Mondri, “Method of optimizing near-video-on-demand transmission”. U.S. patent 6,502,139, Dec. 2002.
  7. Y. Birk, S. Hendler, “Apparatus for Wireless Transfer of Video from a Computer to a Television set,” Israeli Patent, granted 2001.
  8. A. Berman and Y. Birk, “Device, method and computer readable program for accessing memory cells using shortened read attempts,” U.S. Patent No. 8,995,206, Mar. 2015.
  9. A. Berman and Y. Birk, “Mitigating Inter-Cell Coupling Effects in non volatile memory (NVM) cells,” U.S. Patent No. 9,229,804, Jan. 2016.
  10. Y. Birk and A. Berman, “Minimal Maximum-Level Programming,” U.S. Patent No. 9,607,696, Mar. 2017.
  11. Y. Birk and A. Berman, “Retired Page Utilization (RPU) for Improved Write Capacity of Solid State Drives,” (US Patent No. 10,521,339, 2019).

Technical Reports (unpublished elsewhere)

  1. Y. Birk et al, “A New Printing System Architecture”, April 1988.  (IBM Confidential)
  2. Y. Birk and M.M. Nassehi, “Stub: An Access Scheme for Slotted Unidirectional-Bus Configurations”, IBM Research Report RZ 2045 (72070), Oct. 1990.