Yechiam Yemini (YY) is a Professor of computer science at Columbia University. His current research interests include computational biology and biological networks (for his previous networking research and the DCC lab visit http://www.cs.columbia.edu/dcc ). He is currently teaching the Computational Genomics class W4761 (visit www.cs.columbia.edu/4761 for extensive course notes).
Professor Yemini has also been a co-founder of Comverse Technology (1983), http://www.comverse.com, System Management Arts (SMARTS) (1993) http://www.smarts.com , acquired by EMC in 2005, and Arootz (2006), http://www.arootz.com. He has served as a director and advisory board member of several high-tech companies and as a member of several government technology commissions and working groups; :-) his spare time is devoted to eclectic activities ranging from gourmet cooking to sand sculpturing (see http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~yemini/charleston ).