10 episodes

Talk Polymath features evidence-based conversations and invites global science leaders to converse about a topic in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM). From public health topics such as vaccinations to changing models and trends in technology, this podcast engages in topics of current cultural interest across disciplines. New episodes are released each month. For more information and schedules visit polyplexus.com.

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Talk Polymath features evidence-based conversations and invites global science leaders to converse about a topic in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM). From public health topics such as vaccinations to changing models and trends in technology, this podcast engages in topics of current cultural interest across disciplines. New episodes are released each month. For more information and schedules visit polyplexus.com.

    Ep. 10 | Solving Climate Change on Earth: Sensing Technologies, Ocean Exploration, and Scientific Collaboration

    Ep. 10 | Solving Climate Change on Earth: Sensing Technologies, Ocean Exploration, and Scientific Collaboration

    Ep. 10 | Solving Climate Change on Earth: Sensing Technologies, Ocean Exploration, and Scientific Collaboration
     
    In this episode we talk with Pablo Sobron, Founder/Sensing Wizard at Impossible Sensing, and Research Scientist at the SETI Institute. Pablo discusses new sensing technologies that will map the ocean floor, and other harsh environments where these technologies can be applied to inform innovative climate change solutions. Listen to how his team of thinkers, engineers, and scientists create, apply, and interpret research and development to help address climate change on Earth. 
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    Dr. Pablo Sobron
    Founder/Sensing Wizard at Impossible Sensing and Research Scientist at the SETI Institute 
     
    Dr. Pablo Sobron leads a team of scientists and engineers at Impossible Sensing in building sensors to explore and study the deep sea and deep space. Their innovations in optics and deep analytics are used to search for life on other planets and resources on the Moon, survey biodiversity and clean-tech minerals in the seafloor, measure and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector, introduce climate-smart land management practices, and monitor indicators of climate change at global scale.  As a Research Scientist at the SETI Institute, Sobron is helping NASA develop a roadmap for the next decades of Astrobiology and Planetary Science. 
     
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/psobron/
    https://www.impossiblesensing.com/
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    Hosted by Polyplexus, Talk Polymath is a monthly podcast series, featuring evidence-based conversations with current and emerging thought leaders in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. From public health to changing models and trends in technology, this podcast engages in topics of current interest across disciplines. For more information visit www.polyplexus.com

    • 31 min
    Ep. 9 | Interdisciplinary Collaborations: How Research Benefits From a Little Bit of Chaos

    Ep. 9 | Interdisciplinary Collaborations: How Research Benefits From a Little Bit of Chaos

    In this episode, we talk with Dr. Farshid Guilak, who was recently elected into the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to regenerative medicine and mechanobiology. Dr. Guilak is both the Mildred B. Simon Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and co-director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. Throughout his career, Dr. Guilak has pursued interdisciplinary collaborations that create just enough chaos, and maybe a little art in the process.
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    Dr. Farshid Guilak, Mildred B. Simon Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and co-director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis
    Dr. Farshid Guilak pursues a multidisciplinary approach in his laboratory to investigate the role of biomechanics and mechanobiology in the etiology and pathogenesis of various musculoskeletal diseases – particularly osteoarthritis – as a basis for developing and translating new tissue-engineering therapies. His current research studies focus on the use of novel genome engineering methods for reprogramming stem cells to create functional tissue replacements for regenerating musculoskeletal tissues. 
    https://twitter.com/guilak_lab?lang=en
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/farshid-guilak-477817b8/
     
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    Hosted by Polyplexus, Talk Polymath is a monthly podcast series, featuring evidence-based conversations with current and emerging thought leaders in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. From public health to changing models and trends in technology, this podcast engages in topics of current interest across disciplines.
    For more information visit www.polyplexus.com.
     

    • 31 min
    Ep. 8 | The Social Impact of Algorithmic Fairness

    Ep. 8 | The Social Impact of Algorithmic Fairness

    In this episode, we talk with Peter Bergman and Sara Nadel of Learning Collider (https://www.learningcollider.org/), a research lab on a mission to accelerate socio-behavioral research to identify technology interventions that fight inequality. The lab partners with large-scale technology companies and organizations to access the high-dimensional data they collect, then use these massive data sets to assess discrimination and biases that impact hiring, loan decisions, and educational opportunities. They can then build, test, and rapidly scale applications of machine learning and AI that promote algorithmic fairness, and socioeconomic equity.
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    Peter Bergman, Founder & President, Learning Collider
    Peter Bergman is an international expert in economics, behavioral economics, and machine learning. He is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Texas, Austin, Co-Editor for the Journal of Public Economics, and Co-Chair of the Education Technology Initiative at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT.
    https://twitter.com/peterbergman_
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-bergman-675302219/

    Sara Nadel, Chief Operating Officer, Learning Collider
    Prior to joining Learning Collider, Sara generated over one million dollars in additional wages for frontline workers as a Co-founder of StellarEmploy, a predictive analytics platform for hiring an inclusive, diverse workforce. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Public Policy and was an Emerson Collective Dial Fellow for her work in labor market innovation.
    https://twitter.com/nadelsara
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/saranadel/
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    Talk Polymath is Polyplexus.com's monthly podcast series which features evidence-based conversations and invites global science leaders to converse about topics in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. From public health to changing models and trends in technology, this podcast engages in current cultural interests across disciplines.
    For more information visit www.polyplexus.com.

    • 54 min
    Ep. 7 | Technological Convergence: A Historic Disruption in the Making

    Ep. 7 | Technological Convergence: A Historic Disruption in the Making

    In this episode, we talk with Jamie Arbib, who with Tony Seba co-founded RethinkX, an independent think tank dedicated to analyzing and forecasting technology-driven disruption. RethinkX recently released a report on climate change mitigation. It questions conventional forecasting, which they believe underestimates complex system dynamics and the impact of technological disruption.

    During the conversation, Arbib discusses how a convergence of technologies will catalyze the "fastest, deepest, most consequential technological disruption in history" and how it could lead to the mitigation of one of the world's most intractable problems: climate change.

    Arbib maintains the impact of new technologies is currently studied in economic sector silos to our detriment. He believes we need to supplement what he calls an industrial era reductionist physics paradigm with a paradigm of biology with its emphasis on interconnectedness and interactions within complex systems.
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    Jamie Arbib is the co-author of the book Rethinking Humanity and the founder of Tellus Mater, a grant-making foundation that supports work on issues related to sustainability, with a focus on the finance system. Arbib is Chairman of a family office based in London and specializes in clean tech venture capital. He has a History degree and a Master's degree in Sustainability Leadership from Trinity College, Cambridge.

    Twitter | Linkedin
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    Talk Polymath is Polyplexus.com's monthly podcast series which features evidence-based conversations and invites global science leaders to converse about topics in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. From public health to changing models and trends in technology, this podcast engages in current cultural interests across disciplines.

    For more information visit www.polyplexus.com.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 6 | Eye-trackers: Novel Technology for Concussions & Brain Health Research

    Ep. 6 | Eye-trackers: Novel Technology for Concussions & Brain Health Research

    This episode of Talk Polymath discusses novel technologies for brain health and how eye movement can be used to diagnose and treat concussions. The guests will share the science behind their concussion diagnostic tool, the data that drives it, and how they see the future of brain health. Our guests are Rosina Samadani, Ph.D., CEO of Oculogica, and Dr. Uzma Samadani, M.D., Ph.D., Founder of Oculogica, Associate Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Minnesota, and attending neurosurgeon at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center.

    Dr. Rosina Samadani has 20 years of experience with medical device companies, including 7 years with McKinsey & Company as a leader in their healthcare practice. This is her 4th startup. Dr. Samadani has her BS and MS from MIT in Mechanical Engineering, and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University.
    Linkedin | Twitter

    Dr. Uzma Samadani founded Oculogica in 2013, and her laboratory has developed the eye-tracking methodology and published six papers on its utility. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Minnesota with a graduate faculty appointment in Neuroscience. She is also an attending neurosurgeon at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center. She serves on the Executive Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care.
    Linkedin | Twitter

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    Talk Polymath is Polyplexus.com's monthly podcast series which features evidence-based conversations and invites global science leaders to converse about topics in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. From public health to changing models and trends in technology, this podcast engages in current cultural interests across disciplines.

    For more information visit www.polyplexus.com.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 5 | Innovation Engines and Emerging Research

    Ep. 5 | Innovation Engines and Emerging Research

    This episode of Talk Polymath welcomes the longest-serving DARPA Director, Dr. Tony Tether who is joined by Boston University’s Head of the Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. David Bishop (formerly with Bell Labs). The discussion focuses on the impact of innovation engines like DARPA and Bell Labs, and also explores some of the research they’re currently focused on – which includes superluminal travel, cardiac tissue engineering, Atto-Tesla magnetometry, and single atom printing.

    Dr. Anthony J. Tether was Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from 2001 to his retirement in 2009. Prior to DARPA, Dr. Tether held the position of Chief Executive Officer and President of The Sequoia Group, which he founded in 1996.
    Find Dr. Tether on social: Linkedin

    Dr. David Bishop is a Professor at Boston University (ECE, Physics, MSE, ME, BME). He is the Head of the Division of Materials Science & Engineering and the Director of the CELL-MET Engineering Research Center.
    Find Dr. Bishop on the web: Dr. David Bishop

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    Talk Polymath is Polyplexus.com's monthly podcast series which features evidence-based conversations and invites global science leaders to converse about topics in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. From public health to changing models and trends in technology, this podcast engages in current cultural interests across disciplines.

    For more information visit www.polyplexus.com.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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