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2017 MIT Health Sensing & Imaging Conference

Sept. 19-20, 2017
 
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617-324-7437

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Brian Anthony
Principal Research Scientist
Director, Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Program
Co-Director, Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC)
Group Lead, Device Realization, Computational Instrumentation@MIT
MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Anthony is Director of MIT’s Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Program, Co-Director of the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center, and Deputy Director for the MIT Skoltech Initiative. With over 20 years experience in product realization – Dr. Anthony won an Emmy (from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) in broadcast technical innovation – Dr. Anthony designs instruments and techniques to monitor and control physical systems. His work involves systems analysis and design, calling upon mechanical, electrical and optical engineering, along with computer science and optimization, to create solutions.

The focus of Dr. Anthony’s research is in computational instrumentation - the design of instruments and techniques to measure and control complex physical systems. His research includes the development of instrumentation and measurement solutions for manufacturing systems and medical diagnostics and imaging systems. In addition to his academic work, he has extensive experience in market driven technology innovation, product realization, and business entrepreneurship and commercialization at the intersection between information technology and advanced manufacturing. His teaching interests include the modeling of large-scale systems in a wide variety of decision-making domains and the development of optimization algorithms and software for analyzing and designing such systems. He has extensive experience in market driven technology innovation as well as business entrepreneurship.
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617-253-9796

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Moungi Bawendi
Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry
MIT Department of Chemistry
Toward nanocrystal sensors
Day 1, 3:30 - 4:15
Professor Moungi Bawendi received his A.B. in 1982 from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1988 from The University of Chicago. This was followed by two years of postdoctoral research at Bell Laboratories, working with Dr. Louis Brus, where he began his studies on nanomaterials. Bawendi joined the faculty at MIT in 1990, becoming Associate Professor in 1995 and Professor in 1996.

Professor Bawendi has followed an interdisciplinary research program that aims at probing the science and developing the technology of chemically synthesized nanocrystals. Prof. Bawendi has been at the forefront of the science and technology of semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots for over two decades. This work has included the development of novel methods for synthesizing, characterizing, and processing quantum dots and magnetic nanoparticles as novel materials building blocks, studying the fundamental optical properties of quantum dots using a variety of spectroscopic methods, including the development of optical tools to study single nanocrystals, and combining quantum dots with various optical and electronic device structures to study their device properties. His work has also included developing applications of quantum dots in biological and biomedical imaging and sensing, in light emitting devices, photodetection, and solar energy conversion.

Professor Bawendi has published over 250 papers on the science and technology of quantum dots and other materials systems, and has helped four start-up companies in commercializing quantum dot technology. A fifth company spun out from Bawendi’s laboratory uses knowledge gained from his work on quantum dots, applying it to a medical device.

Bawendi has won numerous awards for his work. Among these are the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences, the EO Lawrence award in Materials Chemistry from the US Department of Energy, the Fred Kavli Distinguished Lecture in Nanoscience from the Materials Research Society, and the American Chemical Society Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry.

Bawendi is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
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617-324-3085

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Edward Boyden
Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Leader, Synthetic Neurobiology Group
Co-Director, MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering
New York Stem Cell Foundation-Robertson Investigator Paul Allen Distinguished Investigator
MIT Media Lab
Ed Boyden is a professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute. He leads the Synthetic Neurobiology Group, which develops tools for analyzing and repairing complex biological systems such as the brain, and applies them systematically to reveal ground truth principles of biological function as well as to repair these systems. These technologies, created often in interdisciplinary collaborations, include expansion microscopy, which enables complex biological systems to be imaged with nanoscale precision, optogenetic tools, which enable the activation and silencing of neural activity with light, and optical, nanofabricated, and robotic interfaces that enable recording and control of neural dynamics. He has launched an award-winning series of classes at MIT that teach principles of neuroengineering, starting with basic principles of how to control and observe neural functions, and culminating with strategies for launching companies in the nascent neurotechnology space. He also co-directs the MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering, which aims to develop new tools to accelerate neuroscience progress.

Amongst other recognitions, he has received the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (2016), the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award (2015), the Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award (2015), the Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences (2015), the Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award (2013), the Grete Lundbeck Brain Prize (2013), the NIH Director's Pioneer Award (2013), the NIH Director's Transformative Research Award (twice, 2012 and 2013), and the Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize (2011). He was also named to the World Economic Forum Young Scientist list (2013), the Technology Review World’s "Top 35 Innovators under Age 35" list (2006), and his work was included in Nature Methods "Method of the Year" in 2010.

His group has hosted hundreds of visitors to learn how to use new biotechnologies, and he also regularly teaches at summer courses and workshops in neuroscience, and delivers lectures to the broader public (e.g., TED (2011); World Economic Forum (2012, 2013, 2016)). Ed received his Ph.D. in neurosciences from Stanford University as a Hertz Fellow, where he discovered that the molecular mechanisms used to store a memory are determined by the content to be learned. Before that, he received three degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, and physics from MIT. He has contributed to over 300 peer-reviewed papers, current or pending patents, and articles, and has given over 300 invited talks on his group's work.
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Tarek Fadel
Assistant Director, Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine
MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Dr. Tarek Fadel is the Assistant Director of the Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine at the MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. Before joining MIT, Dr. Fadel was a Staff Scientist at the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), the coordinating body for the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). During his time at NNCO, he served as the Executive Secretary for the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the White House’s National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology. The NSET Subcommittee coordinates planning, budgeting, program implementation, and review of the NNI.

Dr. Fadel received his PhD from Yale University in 2011, where he continued as a post-doctoral researcher to develop nanoscale platforms for cancer immunotherapy. He previously held positions as Vice President for Research at the International Technology Research Institute, and Product and Systems Interaction Engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Dr. Fadel is lead author of several peer-reviewed publications in the fields of nanomedicine, cancer immunotherapy, and biophysics.
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Polina Golland
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Polina Golland is a professor in the EECS Department and an associate director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. Her primary research interest is in developing novel techniques for medical image analysis and understanding. Polina received her PhD from MIT and her Bachelor and Masters degree from Technion, Israel. She has worked on various problems in computer vision, motion and stereo, shape modeling and representation, predictive modeling and visualization of statistical models. Her current research focuses on modeling biological shape and function using images as a source of information. Polina has served as an associate editor or a member of the editorial board for the IEEE Transactions of Medical Imaging, the Journal or Medical Image Analysis and NeuroImage. Polina has served on the board of directors of the International Society for Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions and chaired the annual meeting of the society in 2014. She received the NSF Career Award in 2007, the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2013 and the ECEDHA Diversity Award in 2014.
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Sheryl Greenberg
Senior Industrial Liaison Officer
MIT Office of Corporate Relations/Industrial Liaison Program
Welcome and Introduction
Day 1, 8:50 - 9:00
Welcome and Introduction
Day 2, 8:50 - 9:00
Sheryl Greenberg initiates and promotes the interactions and development of relationships between academic and industrial entities to facilitate the transfer of new ideas and technologies between MIT and companies. By understanding the business, technology and commercial problems within a company, Sheryl identifies useful resources and opportunities at MIT.

Prior to MIT, Sheryl created, and then directed, the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at Brandeis University. In the process of managing intellectual property protection, marketing and licensing, she has promoted the successful commercialization of technologies as diverse as new chemicals and manufacturing, biotechnology, food compositions, software, and medical devices. She facilitated the founding and funding of new companies as well as creating a profitable technology transfer program. She was also a Licensing Associate and Co-Manager of Intellectual Property at Massachusetts General Hospital, and has cellular, biochemical and genetic research experience in both, academic and corporate environments. She has been an independent intellectual property and business development consultant, is a U.S. Patent Agent, and currently serves the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as Co-Chair of the Islet Research Program Advisory Committee and grant reviewer.
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617-324-6027

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Dina Katabi
Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Director, Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing (Wireless@MIT)
MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dina Katabi is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the director of MIT?s new wireless research center, Wireless@MIT.

Katabi's work focuses on wireless networks, mobile applications, network security, and distributed resource management. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. from MIT in 2003 and 1999, and her Bachelor of Science from Damascus University in 1995. She has received best paper awards from ACM SIGCOMM and Usenix NSDI. She has been awarded the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award in 2013, a Faculty Research Innovation Fellowship in 2011, the IEEE William R. Bennett prize in 2009, a Sloan Fellowship in 2006, the NBX Career Development chair in 2006, and an NSF CAREER award in 2005. Katabi's doctoral dissertation won an ACM Honorable Mention award and a Sprowls award for academic excellence. Also her work on the sparse Fourier transform was selected by the Technology Review as one of the top 10 Most Important Emerging Technologies.
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617-253-0439

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Karl F. Koster
Executive Director
MIT Corporate Relations
Welcome and Introduction
Day 1, 8:50 - 9:00
Karl F. Koster is the Executive Director of the MIT Corporate Relations. The MIT Corporate Relations includes the MIT Industrial Liaison Program, which celebrated 69 years of service to the Institute and its corporate partners in 2017, and MIT Startup Exchange.

In that capacity, Mr. Koster and his staff work with the leadership of MIT and senior corporate executives to design and implement strategies for fostering corporate partnerships with the Institute. Mr. Koster and his team have also worked to identify and design a number of major international programs for MIT, which have been characterized by the establishment of strong, programmatic linkages among universities, industry, and governments. Most recently these efforts have been extended to engage the surrounding innovation eco-system, including its vibrant startup and small company community, into MIT's global corporate and university networks.

Mr. Koster also serves as the Chairman of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), an organization that seeks to enhance the value of collaborative partnerships between universities and corporations.

Mr. Koster graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in geology and economics in 1974, and received a M.S. from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1980. At the Sloan School he concentrated in international business management and the management of technological innovation. Prior to returning to MIT, Mr. Koster worked as a management consultant in Europe, Latin America, and the United States on projects for private and public sector organizations.
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Alberto Prado
Vice President
Head of Philips HealthWorks
Royal Philips
Alberto is the Head of Philips HealthWorks at Royal Philips. HealthWorks mission is to boost breakthrough innovation whilst fueling a culture of entrepreneurship within Philips. In order to achieve this, HealthWorks helps Businesses define and validate next generation healthcare solutions that aim to deliver superior value and new business model opportunities. It also engages and invests in startups, as well as incubating and growing a number of internal business ventures.

Previously, he created and led the Digital Innovation Program in Philips Consumer Lifestyle division, initiating a fundamental transformation in traditional innovation practices that delivered the first wave of Philips connected products.

Alberto started his professional career as a management consultant with mobile operator start-ups across Europe and Asia. He then joined NEC Europe, driving Strategy and Product Planning of their mobile handset division. Later he joined Symbian Software as Vice President of Global Product Management, responsible for the product strategy, investment allocation and roadmap of the market-leading mobile Operating System of the time. After the acquisition of Symbian by Nokia, Alberto was involved in setting up the Symbian Foundation which became the vehicle to open source the Symbian code. He subsequently joined Nokia as Head of R&D strategy where he led the development of a new software platform and solutions strategy.

Alberto graduated in Engineering and Economics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) and holds an MBA from INSEAD (France). He is a regular speaker at industry events and media.

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Pratik Shah
Co Principal Investigator/Research Scientist, Camera Culture
MIT Media Lab
Dr. Pratik Shah at the MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture Group combines biomarker imaging, antibiotic development, vaccine discovery with artificial intelligence to develop next-generation of medical technology solutions. The group has recently developed several unorthodox imaging modalities for diseases biomarkers (“BioImageMarkers”) and novel Artificial Intelligence powered platforms to create automated diagnoses of clinical datasets. Dr. Shah’s graduate and postdoctoral research led to the discovery of a new vaccine component to protect against bacterial pneumonia, identification of several novel pathways and metabolites associated with gastrointestinal infections and a rapid, low-cost water quality test for the developing world. Pratik is the recipient of a national award from the American Society for Microbiology, as well as an independent fellowship award from Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shah holds a BS, MS and a PhD in Microbiology and completed fellowship training at The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
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Max Shulaker
Emanuel E Landsman (1958) Career Development Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Prof. Max Shulaker began as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2016, where he leads the Novels (Novel Electronic Systems Group) at MIT. Previously to joining MIT, he was at Stanford University where he received his B.S., Masters, and PhD in Electrical Engineering. Prof. Shulaker’s research interests include the broad area of nanosystems. His research group focuses on understanding and optimizing multidisciplinary interactions across the entire computing stack – from low-level synthesis of nanomaterials, to fabrication processes and circuit design for emerging nanotechnologies, up to new architectures – to enable the next generation of high performance and energy-efficient computing systems. His research results include the demonstration of the first carbon nanotube computer(highlighted on the cover of Nature and presented as a Research Highlight to the US Congress by the US NSF), the first digital sub-systems built entirely using carbon nanotube transistors (awarded the ISSCC Jack Raper Award for Outstanding Technology Directions Paper), the first monolithically-integrated 3D integrated circuits combining arbitrary vertical stacking of logic and memory, the highest performance carbon nanotube transistors to-date, and the first highly-scaled carbon nanotube transistors fabricated in a VLSI-compatible manner.
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Michael Strano
Professor of Chemical Engineering
MIT Department of Chemical Engineering
Professor Michael S. Strano is currently the Charles and Hilda Roddey Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received is B.S from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware both in Chemical Engineering. He was a post doctoral research fellow at Rice University in the departments of Chemistry and Physics under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Richard E. Smalley. From 2003 to 2007, Michael was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before moving to MIT. His research focuses on biomolecule/nanoparticle interactions and the surface chemistry of low dimensional systems, nano-electronics, nanoparticle separations, and applications of vibrational spectroscopy to nanotechnology. Michael is the recipient of numerous awards for his work, including a 2005 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, a 2006 Beckman Young Investigator Award, the 2006 Coblentz Award for Molecular Spectroscopy, the Unilever Award from the American Chemical Society in 2007 for excellence in colloidal science, and the 2008 Young Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society, the 2008 Allen P. Colburn Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and recently selected as a member of Popular Science’s Brilliant 10.
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Timothy Swager
John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry
MIT Department of Chemistry
Timothy M. Swager is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry the Department of Chemistry at MIT and the Faculty Director of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. In this latter role, Professor Swager works with the Center’s Executive Director to define the Center’s strategy for fostering innovation, assists with the commercialization of MIT technologies, and plays a key role in the grant selection process. Professor Swager also serves as the Center’s liaison to the MIT academic community, and senior leadership, sitting on faculty and academic committees. Following Professor Swager’s postdoctoral appointment at MIT, he joined the chemistry faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, returning to MIT in 1996 as a Professor of Chemistry, and served as the Head of Chemistry from 2005-2010. Professor Swager’s research interests are in design, synthesis, and study of organic-based electronic, sensory, high-strength and liquid crystalline materials. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers and more than 80 issued/pending patents. Professor Swager is the founder of four companies (DyNuPol, Iptyx, PolyJoule, and C2Sense) and has served on a number of corporate and government boards.He received a B.S. from Montana State University in 1983 and a Ph.D., from the California Institute of Technology in 1988.
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Erik Vogan
Senior Industrial Liaison Officer
MIT Office of Corporate Relations/Industrial Liaison Program
Welcome and Introduction
Day 1, 8:50 - 9:00
Welcome and Introduction
Day 2, 8:50 - 9:00
Erik Vogan joined the Office of Corporate Relations on June 1, 2015 as Sr. Industrial Liaison Officer.

Erik comes to the Office of Corporate Relations with many years of experience in research, technology and business development, and partnering, particularly in the area of biotechnology and life sciences. Most recently, Erik has been working as a consultant to Boston-area venture capital and biotechnology companies. Erik is a biochemist and structural biologist with more than a decade of drug discovery experience.

At Beryllium Discovery Corporation, Erik was Vice President of Drug Discovery, leading functions in Business Development and Research. At Permeon Biologics, Erik founded the research laboratory and served as Director, Protein Sciences. Erik has also held positions as Staff Scientist and Head of Structural Biology at Acceleron Pharma and Senior Scientist in the Structural Biology group at Wyeth Research.

Erik earned his B.S. in Genetics at the University of California, Davis and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Brandeis University working with Gregory Petsko. Erik performed his post doctoral studies in the laboratory of Stephen C. Harrison at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital, Boston.

He has numerous patents, publications, and presentations to his credit.
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