Lior Redlus: Neuroscience Grad & Co-Founder of Coralogix

Lior Redlus is not a run-of–the-mill BIU alumnus. Redlus (30) grew up in Givatayim in a secular family, and upon graduating high school joined the army, where he served in the Artillery Corps and is now still serving as a reserves officer in the Home Front Command. Interested in sciences and data analysis from a young age, Redlus, who is the Co-founder and Chief Researcher at Coralogix, a startup company, decided to study neuroscience at BIU. “The Neuroscience Program at Bar-Ilan is really fascinating,” explains Redlus, “and the teaching approach is more comprehensive than in other institutions, focusing more on the biological aspects of neuroscience.”

Redlus notes that he particularly enjoyed the plethora of subjects covered in BIU’s BSc Program. So much so, that he decided to continue his studies and completed an MSc in Neuroscience in the same program. “The Program’s course offering is infinite – we were introduced to the basics of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Linguistics, Computer Science, Philosophy and more. It was a holistic approach to the discipline of Neuroscience that I very much enjoyed.”

Redlus is also very appreciative of the excellent faculty members at the program, considering two of them his mentors. “Prof. Gal Yadid, Head of the Neuro-psychopharmacology Lab, is a fantastic teacher. He is the one who taught me what true academic research is all about. I learned so much from him, both academically and personally.”

Redlus’ other mentor is Dr. Izhar Bar-Gad, Head of the Neural Interfaces Lab. “He was Head of the BSc Program and a lecturer in the MSc Program. He is a great person, and I learned a great deal from him. He also got me to run the Giv'at Shmuel race,” says Redlus, an avid runner who participated in several other races in Israel. That’s when he is not busy cooking up a storm, or attending trance music festivals abroad (“Burning Man is next on my list,” he reveals).

In 2013, together with two business partners, Redlus co-founded Coralogix, a machine learning platform that automatically detects software problems and provides their root cause in one click. The algorithms, developed by Redlus, study systems behaviors based on their log records, and enables companies to detect problems and bugs in real time, offering solutions at hand.

“The essence of what I do is highly research oriented,” explains Redlus, “I trace data and analyze it in order to come up with ways of improving our algorithms. It’s research and development, literally. And that is exactly what my studies at BIU trained and prepared me for. Research methods. How to read articles, gather the data, and digitally access and analyze this data. All in all, I couldn’t have picked a better place to start my career path.”