Reconnect with your Swiss alma mater at swissnex San Francisco during our evening networking reception for alumni of Swiss higher education. Representatives of local alumni chapters give short introductions, and neuroscientist Bradley Voytek of UC Berkeley presents his “zombie science” and other topics. The night concludes with a brain teasing “ideation” workshop to help plan for future alumni events.
Brad Voytek is an NIH-funded neuroscience researcher making use of big data, mapping, and mathematics to figure out cognition. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed scientific publications such as PNAS, Neuron, the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, and others.
His research in cognition, brain-computer interfaces, and data analysis has been featured in The Washington Post, Wired, and The New YorkTimes. In addition, his public science writing has been featured in Forbes, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and ScientificAmerican. His non-academic… uh… interests, include explaining the zombie brain with the Zombie Research Society. Really. He has been interviewed by National Geographic, Wired, New York Magazine, and the American Academy of Neurology because of this “research”. He’s an avid science teacher and outreach advocate and he’s spoken at events ranging from elementary schools to venues such as TEDxBerkeley, @GoogleTalks, and SciFoo. He runs the blog Oscillatory Thoughts and occasionally writes for the Scientific American blog.
Photo: Myleen Hollero