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His current work is focused on establishing Self-Organizing Systems Design as an engineering discipline. The very first, and probably the most complex skill that every living creature masters is to be able to build and maintain its own body. This happens through collective behavior of countless tiny locally integrating agents pursuing their own goals. I’m looking to apply lessons from Differentiable Programming (aka Deep Learning) to create systems based on these principles given the objective specification. This effort was triggered by the presentation “What Bodies Think About” that Prof. Michael Levin gave at Neurips 2018. Previously he worked on understanding deep neural networks by inspecting the computational circuits and their dynamics emerging during training.He started this work when he joined Google in 2014 and got introduced to the modern generation of differentiable machine learning models. DeepDream was probably the most known artifact produced by this line of his research in 2015.
M.Sc. SPb ITMO (Russia), Applied mathematics and programming, Master’s thesis “Dynamic voxel scene rendering on GPU”
Dr. Russ Salakhutdinov
Former director of AI at Apple. Russ is a Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He received his PhD in computer science from the University of Toronto. After spending two post-doctoral years at MIT, he joined the University of Toronto and later moved to CMU. He has authored/co-authored over 150 research papers and his work has received over 170,000 citations according to Google Scholar. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow, a recipient of the Early Researcher Award, Google Faculty Award, and Nvidia’s Pioneers of AI award. Russ serves as a science advisor to the fund.
Professor Chas Bountra
Translational Medicine, Genomics, Drug Discovery.
University of Oxford.
John W. Elling
Acoustic Biosystems Inc, Mesa Tech International Inc, Acoustic Cytometry Systems, Integrated Genomics.
Professor David Gavagan
Computational Biology, Medical Imaging.
University of Oxford.
Marielle S. Gross, M.D.
Obstetrics and gynecology.
Johns Hopkins University.
President at Pathway Biotechnologies
Nanotechnology & Bioengineering.
Professor Robert Miller, M.D.
Oncology, radiotherapy, and national randomized controlled trials in symptom control drugs in cancer therapy.
Computational Biophysics and Electrophysiology.
Business Development Manager at Intellectual Ventures and previously at Beckman Research Institute.
Pharmaceuticals, SPO Animal Health.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Pharmaceuticals and Biotech.
Q Chip Limited.
Pharmaceutical and Pre-clinical Advisor.
IDACO Consulting Limited.
Dr. Andrea Walsh
Independent IP Consultant, LeapFrog Patent Solutions
Distinguished Professor Jerry Woodall Electric and Computer Engineering, Inventor of the red LED and recipient of the US Technology Medal
from President Bush. Univerity of California at Davis.
Professor Joseph D Ben-Dak Low Carbon Technologies Founder and Chief of the UN Global Technologies Group. Senior Consultant in Sustainability Global Climate Change and cognate issues. Former Principal Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General (Science and Technology).
Professor Peter Edwards Inorganic Chemistry, Photovoltaic Devices, Semiconductors. University of Oxford
Bill Grieco Expert in Chemicals and Materials, Clean Tech and Energy Industries.
Irina Serebrennikova Electrochemistry, Materials and Batteries.
Deidre Strand Batteries, Energy Storage and BioFuel Cells. Wildcat Discovery Technologies.
John Tao Combustion Technologies with particular expertise in gas separations, coal conversion and biofuels.
Charles Brumlik Alternative Energy, New Materials and Intellectual Property Assessment.
Andris Abele Clean Tech Executive. Institute for Technology Advancement, University of California and Tech Compass.
Jacob W. Maczuga
Specialist in Bio-Chemical Engineering.
Academic Enterprise Partners.
General Manager of Anergy Limited.
Professor George R. Newkome
Chemistry & Polymer Science.
Former President & CEO, University of Akron Research Foundation.
Solar and Gas (Energy) Technology.
Professor Samiul Amin
Specialist in Material Science, Nanotechnology, Consumer Goods and Scientific Instrumentation.
Manhattan College, L’Oreal, Unilever and Malvern Instruments.
Bioengineering and Optical Science.
CEO of CureScience.
Professor Paul Newman
Information Engineering, Software and Robotics.
University of Oxford.
Distinguished Research Scientist, Video Analysis.
Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs.
Expert in Data Security and System Software Design and Development.
Cloud Computing & Big Data Expert.
Dr Jannick Rolland
Optics and Biomedical Engineer.
Professor in the Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester.
Purdue Research Foundation.
Professor Gerry Musgrave
Materials Science, Surface Chemistry, and Crystallography applied to Catalysis, Energy Storage and Corrosion.
Ellis Engineering. Previously at TerraPower.
Clifford M. Gross
Biomechanics and Ergonomics.
Professor Chang-Ho Kim
Korean Institute of Science and Technology.
Pesticide and Biopesticide R&D.
Falk Agricultural Research, LLC.
BioProperty Strategy Group, Inc.
Dr. Mihaela Ulieru
Chief Innovation Officer.
Affectio, Endor (MIT Startup), MyBit.
Executive Director of Ideation Inc.
CEO of MCC Code.
Jose Enrique Hernandez
SVP Engineering of Zenedge.
Peter B. Nichol
Expert in Blockchain technology, Strategy, Healthcare and BioTech.
Dr. Marc Perron
President and Founder of Alizem Inc.
SVP Life Sciences and Instrumentation.
Gooch & Housego.
Dr. Ali Alwattari
Senior Scientific Advisor of Halliburton.
Founder of TecGenesis.
Dr. Zouhair Stephan
Claim Substantiation Manager.