Prof. Naftali Tishby is a professor of Computer Science and a member of The Edmond and Lilly Safra Center for Brain Sciences. He was the last director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC). He is holding Ruth and Stan Flinkman Chair for Brain Research at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Science (ELSC) 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. 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.