Noam Lemelshtrich Latar
IDC Herzlia University, Head of Innovation Center
NLL is the head of the new IDC University Innovation Center aimed to promote cutting edge applied research among IDC top scientists in collaboration with top global academic institutions and high tech industry.
For the past 15 years NLL was the Founding Dean of the School of Communications at IDC Herzliya (Israel's first private university), which has been the site of pioneering experiments in employing new communications technologies to research Human Computer Interaction, Human Robot Interaction, Brain computer Interaction, the effects of Virtual reality on the human cognition and its relation to conflict resolution.
NLL served as the Chairperson of the Israeli Communications Association (ISCA) from 2009 to 2012.
Received a Ph.D. in Communications from MIT in 1974, M.Sc. from Stanford University in engineering systems in 1971, and a BSc in Mechanical engineering from California State University Northridge (Summa cum Laude)
NLL was among the founders of the Community Dialogue Project at MIT, experimenting with interactive communications involving communities through electronic means. NLL pioneered the papers on touch-screen feedback for interactive communications, on new media and cybernetic decision making, on digital identities (Social DNA), and on Artificial Intelligence robotics in journalism.
Lemelshtrich Latar initiated the teaching and research of new media at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Tel Aviv University, and was involved in the Israeli high-tech industry, establishing several communications startups in cognitive enhancement that employ computer algorithms and data mining for the creation of digital consumer profiles.
NLL serves as the Chair of the Daniel Pearl International Journalism Institute and the Asper Institute for new media diplomacy.
His current research interests are the effects of artificial intelligence on media and journalism and the potential of art to create dialogue across cultures.