Bio


Dr. Achin Bhowmik serves on the faculty of Stanford University as an adjunct professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, where he advises research and lectures in the areas of cognitive neuroscience, sensory augmentation, computational perception, and intelligent systems. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute and a mentor for the Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program.

He is the chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering at Starkey Hearing Technologies, a privately-held medical devices company with over 5,000 employees and operations in over 100 countries worldwide. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s technology strategy, global research, product development, engineering and program management departments, and leading the drive to transform hearing aids into multifunction wearable health and communication devices with advanced sensors and artificial intelligence.

Previously, Dr. Bhowmik was the vice president and general manager of the Perceptual Computing Group at Intel Corporation, where he was responsible for the R&D, engineering, operations, and businesses in the areas of 3D sensing and interactive computing, computer vision and artificial intelligence, autonomous robots and drones, and immersive virtual and merged reality devices.

Dr. Bhowmik is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, board of trustees for the National Captioning Institute, board of directors for OpenCV, board of advisors for the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley, and industry advisory board for the Institute for Engineering in Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He is also on the board of directors and advisors for several technology startup companies.

He has also held adjunct and guest professor positions at the University of California, Berkeley, Liquid Crystal Institute of the Kent State University, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. He has authored over 200 publications, including two books and over 80 granted patents.

His awards and honors include Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), President and Fellow of the Society for Information Display (SID), Healthcare Heroes award from the Business Journals, Industrial Distinguished Leader award from the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association, IEEE Distinguished Industry Speaker, TIME’s Best Inventions, Red Dot Design award, MUSE Design award, and the Artificial Intelligence Excellence award.

Dr. Bhowmik and his work have been covered in numerous press articles, including TIME, Fortune, Wired, USA Today, US News & World Reports, Wall Street Journal, CBS News, BBC, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, MIT Technology Review, EE Times, The Verge, etc.

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