Our Advisory Board

Dr. Michael Zaslavsky – Dr. Zaslavsky has over 20 years of experience in electronic and software design, design reliability and design automation. He held various positions at universities, and companies like Cadence and Intel, where he is now working as a Senior Consultant for Custom Foundry. The positions include:  member of Intel DAC committee, director of Reliability Simulation Council, adjunct professor at OHSU and WSU, investment consultant specialized in EDA and other senior positions in Intel.  Michael pioneered few software applications in Intel, managed design reliability working groups and mentored new employees. As an owner of MPZ Software and Consulting LLC and co-owner of Reliability Simulation Group, he has been leading development of software applications and involved in electronic reliability consulting projects.

Michael hold PhD in Physics from Ben Gurion University, Israel, and enjoyed practicing Shotokan Karate and long distance running. He speaks Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew and some French.


Dr. Valeri Feinberg – Dr. Feinberg joined the Advisory Board of Gopher Protocol Inc. in 2016. During his career he worked in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and he used his outstanding scientific achievements, knowledge and intuition in his work as a technical and scientific leader in research and development of commercial Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Systems and Information Systems.

Valeri earned his Ph. D in Math in Research Mathematical Institute of Academy of Science after graduation of State University with MS in Mathematics (Minsk). Later he earned his second Ph. D in Computer Science at National Institute of Automation (Moscow).

Dr. Feinberg was one of pioneers in development of computer aided design systems in electronics industry and leading EDA expert in USSR. At the same time he held a position of Full Professor at the State University of Informatics and Radio-electronics (Minsk). In year 1994 Dr. Feinberg was invited to work in US. Since that time he held positions of Chief Scientist, Engineering Director, Vice-President, Scientific Consultant in several US high-tech and information technology companies.

He has an extensive experience in creating and leading highly effective teams of researches and software developers in US and offshore, working together on development of highly effective commercial software systems for processing of big volume of complex data. The areas of Dr. Feinberg’s scientific expertise are: Computer Geometry, Graph Theory, Finite Automata Theory, Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning. Dr. Feinberg is an author of more than 150 scientific publications, including 5 books in Russian, German, and English.


Dr. Stoicho D. Stoichev – Professor, Computer Science, Technical University of Sofia – Research in design and analysis of algorithms and programs, mainly graph algorithms (graph isomorphism and related problems). Researcher and team leader of software projects for analysis of advanced electrical and electronic circuits, modeling and layout verification of vlsi circuits, and finding similarity of protein molecules. Professor in computer systems department. Areas of expertise are: Design and Analysis of Exact and Heuristic Algorithms and Data Structures, Programming, Graph Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Expert Systems and Bioinformatics. He has an extensive experience in engineering, management and education – vice director of school, head of department, director of computer center, dean of faculty, lecturing home and abroad. He has lectured on various computer science subjects at several universities. His program on graph automorphism group algorithm is open source code (https://sites.google.com/site/stoichostoichev2/my-programs) and is announced in nauty&Traces website (http://pallini.di.uniroma1.it/).  He received his M.Sc. in EE (radioengineering) from Technical University of Sofia, and Ph.D. in EE (Computer Science) from Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” and Doctor of Technical Sciences from Technical University of Sofia (second, higher degree in Bulgaria). Over 140 scientific publications in the area of Computer Science, 14 textbooks for students in Computer Science. His publications have been sited 36 times in other scientist’s publications. He speaks Bulgarian (native), Russian, English, Esperanto and some French.


Dr. Eli Sternheim – Dr. Sternheim has more than 35 years of experience in engineering, management, entrepreneurship, business and investment. He received his B.Sc. in EE from the Technion, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in EE from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Sternheim has worked for a few startups, such as Trilogy, Zoran and Nexgen (later went public and was acquired by AMD). In 1991 Dr. Sternheim co-founded interHDL, an EDA company where he was the president and CEO. He wrote the book “Digital Design and Synthesis with Verilog HDL” and served as the chairman of the Architectural Committee for Open Verilog International (OVI). InterHDL was sold to Avant! Corporation. Since 1995 Dr. Sternheim has been investing in high-tech startups and currently holds a portfolio of more than 15 companies. He was a venture partner at Redwood VP and now serves on the advisory board of several startups.