Neomy Storch is an Associate Professor in ESL and Applied Linguistics and the convenor of the ESL Program at the School of Languages & Linguistics, the University of Melbourne. Her research has focused on issues related to second language writing, including collaborative writing, feedback on writing, assessing writing development, and most recently on authorial voice in the writing of multilingual doctoral students. Neomy has published and presented extensively on these topics. Her publications include a book on collaborative writing (2013), a co-authored books on corrective feedback (2016), and co-edited books on writing for academic purposes (2017) and the construct of languaging (in preparation).
Hilary teaches academic STEMM communication at the Centre for Academic English, Imperial College London. Her primary focus is on research writing for doctoral students, postdocs and academic staff. She consults on scientific research publication at all levels, working with both native- and non-native speaker researchers to communicate complex content effectively across a range of fast-changing communication platforms. She has been at Imperial since 1993 and is currently also working with academic staff at Imperial on preparing for the UK’s 2021 Research Excellence Framework. Hilary is the author of Science Research Writing (Imperial College Press, 2009; Google Scholar citation count 143), which sold over a thousand copies in the first two months. The book has now sold over 35,000 copies and has been translated into Korean, Japanese and Chinese. It is used as a course book at more than 30 universities around the world and has been updated and rewritten for a second edition to be published early in 2020.
Prof. Noam Lemelshtrich Latar
Noam Lemelshtrich Latar is 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 cutting-edge communications technologies to synergize art, virtual reality, and conflict resolution. He 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, M.Sc. from Stanford University in engineering systems in 1971, and a BSc in Mechanical engineering from California State University Northridge (Summa cum Laude). 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.