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New Summit Speakers from Lumosity, ideas42, UCSD

The Agenda of the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit is looking more fascinating by the day.  We’re glad to announce three more excel­lent speak­ers:

Daniel SternbergDr. Daniel Stern­berg leads the analy­sis of Lumosity’s data­base of human cog­ni­tive per­for­mance, which recently resulted in the pub­li­ca­tion of the study “The largest human cog­ni­tive per­for­mance dataset reveals insights into the effects of lifestyle fac­tors and aging” in Fron­tiers in Human Neu­ro­science. Daniel received his Ph.D. in Cog­ni­tive Psy­chol­ogy from Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity, where he stud­ied the mech­a­nisms under­ly­ing how we learn new skills and rea­son about the world around us using by com­bin­ing behav­ioral exper­i­ments with com­pu­ta­tional learn­ing mod­els. As the Data Sci­en­tist on Lumosity’s R&D team, he is explor­ing the largest data­base of human cog­ni­tive per­for­mance in order to fig­ure out the most effec­tive ways to enhance our cog­ni­tive abilities.

Josh WrightJosh Wright is a Man­ag­ing Direc­tor and Act­ing Exec­u­tive Direc­tor at ideas42, using behav­ioral eco­nom­ics to do good with a focus on finan­cial ser­vices, eco­nomic mobil­ity, health­care, and strat­egy. Josh has exten­sive expe­ri­ence in the for-profit, non-profit, and pub­lic sec­tors. Imme­di­ately prior to join­ing ideas42, Josh headed up the Office of Finan­cial Edu­ca­tion and Finan­cial Access at the United States Depart­ment of the Trea­sury. Pre­vi­ously, Josh held posi­tions at the Cen­ter for Com­mu­nity Change, Booz Allen and Hamilton’s Com­mer­cial Man­age­ment Con­sult­ing busi­ness, and was a Senior Exec­u­tive at Bertelsmann’s Ran­dom House, Inc. In addi­tion, Josh served for two terms as an elected City Coun­cilmem­ber for the City of Takoma Park Mary­land. He holds a BA from Wes­leyan Uni­ver­sity and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

todd_coleman_UCSDTodd P. Cole­man is an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Bio­engi­neer­ing at UCSD. His under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stud­ies, at Michi­gan and MIT respec­tively, were in elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing and com­puter sci­ence. Dr. Cole­man then changed gears and stud­ied neu­ro­science as a post­doc­toral scholar at MIT and Mass. Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal. He cur­rently directs the Neural Inter­ac­tion Lab­o­ra­tory at UCSD, where his research group inte­grates prin­ci­ples of applied math, med­i­cine, neu­ro­science, and bio-electronics for com­pelling appli­ca­tions. His research on using flex­i­ble “tat­too elec­tron­ics” for neu­ro­log­i­cal mon­i­tor­ing and brain-computer inter­faces appli­ca­tions has been fea­tured by CNN, the New York Times, and Pop­u­lar Sci­ence. Dr. Cole­man is a sci­ence advi­sor for the Sci­ence & Enter­tain­ment Exchange (National Acad­emy of Sciences).

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