Future of Learning • Entrepreneurship • Neuroscience • Human Potential
Named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She co-founded Socos, where machine learning and cognitive neuroscience combine to maximize students’ life outcomes. Vivienne is also a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, where she pursues her research in neuroprosthetics. In her free time, Vivienne has developed a predictive model of diabetes to better manage the glucose levels of her diabetic son and systems to predict manic episodes in bipolar suffers. She sits on the boards of StartOut, The Palm Center, Emozia, Engender, and Genderis Inc., and is a Chief Science Advisor to Cornerstone Capital, Platypus Institute, Shiftgig, and Bayes Impact. Dr. Ming also speaks frequently on issues of LGBT inclusion and gender in technology. Vivienne lives in Berkeley, CA, with her wife (and co-founder) and their two children.
Dr. Vivienne Ming has dedicated her life to maximizing human potential. During this talk, Dr. Ming will share stories about her work helping companies realize the full potential of their workforce, computing the economic cost of bias, attacking educational inequality, and using neural networks to reunite refugee families. By combining machine learning, neuroscience, and economic research, Dr. Ming will explore innovations to create happier, healthier, and more impactful lives.