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Naftali Tishby

Naftali Tishby

Professor of Computer Science at Hebrew University
Naftali Tishby
Prof. Tishby is a world leader in the applications of Information Theory and Dynamical Systems theory to Machine Learning and Brain research.
Dr. Naftali Tishby is a professor of Computer Science, and the incumbent of the Ruth and Stan Flinkman Chair for Brain Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is one of the leaders of machine learning research and computational neuroscience in Israel and his numerous ex-students serve at key academic and industrial research positions all over the world.
His main research interests are at the interface between physics, biology, and Computer Science. He pioneered various applications of statistical physics and information theory in computational learning theory, such as the Information Bottleneck method and the Minimum Information principle for neural coding.
Prof. Tishby was the founding chair of the new computer-engineering program, and a director of the Leibnitz research center in computer science, at the Hebrew university. Tishby received his PhD in theoretical physics from the Hebrew university in 1985 and was a research staff member at MIT and Bell Labs from 1985 and 1991. Prof. Tishby was also a visiting professor at Princeton NECI, University of Pennsylvania, UCSB, and IBM research.