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Neuroengineering pioneer Randal Koene to discuss neural interfaces at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

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Proud to announce one great addi­tion to the incred­i­ble Speak­er Ros­ter for the upcom­ing the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Decem­ber 5–7th).

Dr. Ran­dal Koene is the Lead Sci­en­tist at Ker­nel, a $100-mil­lion-fund­ed start-up build­ing advanced neur­al inter­faces to treat dis­ease and dys­func­tion, illu­mi­nate the mech­a­nisms of intel­li­gence, and extend cog­ni­tion. A neu­ro­sci­en­tist and neu­ro­engi­neer, Dr. Koene also heads carboncopies.org, a non­prof­it organ­i­sa­tion try­ing to reverse engi­neer neur­al tis­sue and com­plete brains, and acts as Sci­ence Direc­tor of the 2045 Ini­tia­tive.

Pre­vi­ous­ly, he was Direc­tor of Analy­sis at Hal­cy­on Mol­e­c­u­lar and Direc­tor of the Depart­ment of Neu­ro­engi­neer­ing at Tec­na­lia, the third largest pri­vate research orga­ni­za­tion in Europe. Dr. Koene was also a research pro­fes­sor at Boston University’s Cen­ter for Mem­o­ry and Brain. He earned his Ph.D. study­ing mem­o­ry mech­a­nisms at McGill Uni­ver­si­ty, after obtain­ing an M.Sc. in Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing with a spe­cial­iza­tion in Infor­ma­tion The­o­ry at Delft Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy.

Oth­er con­firmed Speak­ers include:

  • Dr. Tom Insel, Co-founder and Pres­i­dent of Mind­strong
  • Dr. Alvaro Pas­cual-Leone, Direc­tor of the Beren­son-Allen Cen­ter for Non­in­va­sive Brain Stim­u­la­tion at Beth Israel Dea­coness Med­ical Cen­ter
  • Dr. Oliv­er Har­ri­son. Chief Exec­u­tive of the Health Moon­shot at Tele­fóni­ca Inno­va­tion
  • Sarah Lenz Lock, Senior Vice Pres­i­dent for Pol­i­cy at AARP and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Glob­al Coun­cil on Brain Health (GCBH)
  • Dr. Eddie Mar­tuc­ci, Co-Founder and CEO of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
  • Dr. Graeme Mof­fat, VP of Sci­en­tif­ic & Reg­u­la­to­ry Affairs at Inter­ax­on
  • Dr. Peter Rein­er, Co-Founder of the Nation­al Core for Neu­roethics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia
  • Dr. Simone Schurle, MIT bio­med­ical engi­neer­ing post­doc fel­low and mem­ber of the World Eco­nom­ic Forum’s Coun­cil on the Future of Human Enhance­ment
  • Dr. David Bartrés-Faz, Prin­ci­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor of the Barcelona Brain Health Ini­tia­tive (BBHI)
  • Tara Thi­a­gara­jan, Founder and Chief Sci­en­tist at Sapi­en Labs

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