Dr. Lior Noy is trained as a computational neuroscientist. He earned his Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and holds a M.Sc. in computer science and a B.Sc. in computer science and psychology.
In 2007, Lior established 'Weizmann Playback', a group of 15 faculty and students at the Weizmann Institute training and performing in Playback Theatre, a community-centred improvisation form based on real-life stories.
Since 2008 Lior is studying group improvisation and creativity using a natural science approach. He started this project at Harvard Medical School and continued with it at the Weizmann Institute. In 2011, together with Prof. Uri Alon, Lior co-founded the Theatre Lab at the Weizmann Institute, a meeting place of the performing arts and the natural sciences.
In addition to his scientific work, Lior teaches numerous improvisation and creativity workshops in academia, government and the private sector in Israel.
Lior: “Joining hfp consulting in 2013, I am looking forward for a unique opportunity to contribute to a growing movement providing space for the subjective and emotional aspects of science practice. I wish to employ the skills and lessons I have gathered in my journey in the science and the arts for this purpose. In particular, I hope to reinforce in the scientific community three core values, which are at the heart of improvisation and Playback Theatre: listening, creativity, and cooperation.”