Prof. Noam Lemelshtrich Latar

Founder & Dean, Sammy Ofer School of Communications; Chair, Daniel Pearl International Journalism Institute (DPIJI), IDC Herzliya

Noam Lemelshtrich Latar is the Dean and founder of the School of

Communications at IDC Herzliya (Israel's first private university),

which has been the site of pioneering experiments in employing

cutting-edge communications technologies to synergize art, virtual

reality, and conflict resolution.

NLL served as the Chairperson of the Israeli Communications

Association (ISCA) from 2009 to 2012.

He received a Ph.D. in Communications from MIT in 1974, and

MSc from Stanford in 1971.

He 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 TV, 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.

Lemelshtrich Latar is the Chair of the Daniel Pearl International Journalism Institute.

His current research interests are the effects of artificial intelligence on media and journalism and the potential of art to create dialogue across cultures.

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