Posts Categorized: May 2012

May 2012 eNewsletter

Welcome, Readers!

By Nitish Thakor
Welcome to our second issue of the Life Sciences Newsletter! We hope that you have already subscribed or will subscribe to the Newsletter so you can receive our articles on a regular basis. We also urge you to inform your colleagues about this …

Synthetic Biology: Building a Language to Program Cells

By Dr. Christopher Voigt
Living cells are the ultimate programming substrate. The last 15 years has seen the design of simple “genetic circuits” that are encoded in DNA and perform their function in the cellular milieu. A gene circuit harnesses biochemical interactions to generate a computational …

Featured Interview – Martin Kohn

Dr. Martin Kohn is the Chief Medical Scientist for Health Care Delivery at IBM Research. Here he discusses work underway to apply the IBM Watson supercomputer to meet needs in the healthcare field today.

Building Brain Machine Interfaces – Speech, Language and Communication

By Nitish Thakor
Prosthetic limb technology has been revolutionized with the development of the anthropomorphic prosthetic arm with over 20 degrees of freedom. While this is truly remarkable technology, its intuitive control can be challenging. The first article in this series reviewed brain …

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May 2012 Contributors

Dr. Martin KohnDr. Martin Kohn is Chief Medical Scientist for Care Delivery Systems in IBM Research. He is a leader in IBM's support for the transformation of healthcare, including development of personalized care, outcomes-based models and payment reform. Read more

Chalapathy NetiChalapathy Neti is currently the Director and Global Leader, Healthcare Transformation, at IBM Research. In this role he leads IBM's global research, spanning 9 worldwide labs, on information technology innovation for healthcare transformation. Read more

Dr. Shahram EbadollahiDr. Shahram Ebadollahi is the senior manager of the Healthcare Systems and Analytics Research at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. He and the team of scientists working with him conduct research in the broad area of health informatics. Read more

David A. FerrucciDavid A. Ferrucci is an IBM Fellow and the Principal Investigator for the DeepQA Watson/ Jeopardy! project. He has been at the T. J. Watson Research Center since 1995, where he leads the Semantic Analysis and Integration Department. Read more

Nitish V. ThakorNitish V. Thakor is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, as well as the Director of the newly formed institute for neurotechnology, SiNAPSE, at the National University of Singapore. Read more

Dr. Christopher VoigtDr. Christopher Voigt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT, and is co-director of the Center for Integrative Synthetic Biology. Previously, he was a member of the faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of California, San Francisco. Read more