Professor Uri Srebro
1936 - 2016
Professor Uri Srebro (1936-2016) was born in 1936 in Tel Aviv. He obtained his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, completing his DSc in 1968 under the guidance of Prof. Elisha Netanyahu. After finishing his postdoctoral studies at the University of Minnesota and shorter visits to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Helsinki, he returned to the Technion in 1969, where he remained as a faculty member and served as its Dean from 1991 until 1993. During his years as a Dean, he changed the status of the Mathematics department from being just a service department for the engineering faculties to a research faculty. Following his retirement from the Technion in 2004, in the years 2005-2007, Uri Srebro served as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT). During these two years, Uri worked hard to update the curriculum of the faculty following the industry and the economy requirements. He also made sure to promote and recruit faculty members and renew the teaching and the research infrastructure. To commemorate his great contribution to the development and advancement of HIT, the Hybrid BCI Lab was established at the Faculty of Engineering.
His areas of research and interest include quasiconformal and quasiregular mappings, Beltrami equations, branched folded mappings, covering theorems for meromorphic functions, immersions of manifolds, and discrete Moebius groups. Uri wrote about sixty research papers in his career, and was a coauthor of two books on the Beltrami equation.He advised four Ph.D. students and six M.Sc. students. Professor Srebro passed away on May 29, 2016, in Tel-Aviv. May his soul rest in peace.
Written by Dov Aharonov, Daoud Bshouty, Eduard Yakubov and Ruth Miniowitz.