Welcome to the IEEE Brain Podcast Series. Listen to some of the top subject matter experts as they discuss their research and career path.
Episode 16: Q&A with Dr. Christopher Rozell, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Artificial Intelligence holds great promise in the advancement of neuroscience. This podcast features Dr. Chris Rozell, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and leader of the Sensory Information Processing Lab. As a member of IEEE Brain and an educator and researcher working on developing technology to enable interactions between the brain and artificial intelligence systems, Dr. Rozell shares his insights on the neuroscience landscape, informs on opportunities for technology advancement and offers advice for students and young professionals who might be interested in pursuing a career in this exciting field of study.
Episode 15: Q&A with Dr. Laura Specker Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, College of Charleston
In partnership with IEEE EMBS. Ethics, as it relates to neuroscience, continues to grow in importance in light of ongoing advancements in neurotechnology. In this podcast, Laura Specker Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the College of Charleston and Clinical Ethics Consultant at the Medical University of South Carolina, provides insights on ethical challenges and ways to ensure ethics are prioritized within neuroscience, and she gives advice how students might explore opportunities related to this growing field of interest.
Episode 14: Q&A with JoJo Platt, President of Platt and Associates, Inc.
In partnership with IEEE EMBS. Bioelectronics medicine is a growing field underpinned by bioelectrical engineering, neuroscience and molecular biology technologies. In this podcast, JoJo Platt, president of Platt and Associates, points to a collaborative and unifying approach for achieving new discoveries and applications in bioelectronics medicine, touching upon key issues such as ethics, security, and the advantages of a tangential education for young engineers.
Episode 13: Q&A with Dr. Al Emondi, Program Manager in the Biological Technologies Office at DARPA
In partnership with IEEE EMBS. Advancements in neurotechnology have the potential to enable new applications where humans could possibly communicate with complex systems at "the speed of light". Dr. Al Emondi, Program Manager in the Biological Technologies Office at The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), sat down with IEEE Brain at the 2019 International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering where he shared his insights on non-invasive brain interfaces and why he believes we are currently experiencing a revolutionary time for neuroscience and bioengineering technologies.
Episode 12: Q&A with Dr. Cindy Chestek, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Michigan
In partnership with IEEE EMBS. Dr. Cindy Chestek, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, began her career as an electrical engineer but is now immersed in the world of brain-machine interfaces (BMIs). She is working diligently on hardware and algorithms for BMIs with the goal of developing better prosthetic control of multi-articulated finger movements. We spoke with Dr. Chestek at the 2019 International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering where she shared more about her work in prosthetics and peripheral nerves, how carbon fiber electrode arrays are changing the game, and much more.
Episode 11: Q&A with Jack Gallant, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UC Berkeley
In partnership with IEEE EMBS. When it comes to functional mapping of the human brain, Jack Gallant, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UC Berkeley, is at the forefront. Although we are a ways away from fully mapping the brain, Jack's work in functional MRI has led to incredible spatial maps that are helping scientists better understand the brain. Jack shares how he got started in neuroscience, why he believes understanding the brain is important for the future of science and medicine, how those interested in a similar career path should get started, and more.