New Summit Speakers from Lumosity, ideas42, UCSD
Dr. 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 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 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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