Following up on our last preview post in which we already geve away details about the keynote speakers ofthis year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, here is some more information on who will be there on stage to share his expert knowledge with you.
Edward S. Boyden, Ph. D.
Benesse Career Development Professor of Research in Education
Ed Boyden is the Benesse Career Development Professor, and associate
professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences, at
the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute, respectively.
leads the Synthetic Neurobiology group, which develops tools for
controlling and observing the dynamic circuits of the brain, and uses
these neurotechnologies to understand how cognition and emotion arise
from brain network operation, as well as to enable systematic repair of
intractable brain disorders.
He was named to the "Top 35 Innovators Under the Age of 35" by Technology Review in 2006, and to the "Top 20 Brains Under Age 40" by Discover
magazine in 2008. He has received the NIH Director's New Innovator
Award, the Society for Neuroscience Research Award for Innovation in
Neuroscience, the NSF CAREER Award, the Paul Allen Distinguished
Investigator Award, and the New York Stem Cell Robertson Investigator
Award. In 2010, his work was recognized as the "Method of the Year" by
the journal Nature Methods, and in 2011 he delivered a lecture on his lab's work at TED.
Boyden received his PhD in neurosciences from Stanford University as a
Hertz Fellow, where he discovered that the molecular mechanisms used to
store a memory are determined by the content to be learned. Before
that, he received three degrees in electrical engineering and physics
from MIT. He has contributed to over 250 peer-reviewed papers, current
or pending patents, and articles, and has given over 140 invited talks
on his work.
For more up-to-date information and registration please head to http://scg.mit.edu or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!