Featured Panel: “Building the Bionic Human in LA” in Partnership with UCLA

Laurel Canyon Virtual Meeting Room

In the 1970s, the first brain computer interface devices were developed at UCLA. Decades later researchers, scientists, engineers and neurosurgeons are working on devices that can enhance mood and memory and has the potential to radically change how we live. Commercial development of their work is on the horizon and the lessons they are learning in the lab have implications for private companies like Neuralink trying to bring these devices to market.

  • Dejan Markovic, PhD – Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
  • Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD – Professor and Vice Chair of Neurosurgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Fabien Scalzo, PhD – Neurology, UCLA Health; Assistant Professor, Computer Science, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
  • Nanthia Suthana, PhD – Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Semel Institute, UCLA Health; Bioengineering, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Moderator: Rachel Uranga, Reporter @dot.LA