Dr. Achin Bhowmik is an adjunct professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he advises research and lectures in the areas of multisensory cognition, perceptual augmentation, and intelligent systems.
He is the chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering at Starkey Hearing Technologies, a privately-held medical devices business with over 6,000 employees and operations in over 100 countries worldwide. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s technology strategy, research, product development and engineering departments, and leading the drive to transform hearing aids into multifunction wearable health devices with advanced sensors and artificial intelligence.
Prior to joining Starkey, Dr. Bhowmik was vice president and general manager of the Perceptual Computing Group at Intel Corporation. There, 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 has also held adjunct and guest professor roles 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 serves on the board of trustees for the National Captioning Institute, board of directors for OpenCV, executive board for the Society for Information Display (SID), and board of advisors for the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at UC Berkeley. He also serves on the board of directors and advisors for several technology startup companies.
His awards and honors include TIME’s Best Inventions, Red Dot Design Award, Industrial Distinguished Leader Award from the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association, and the Fellow of SID. He has authored over 200 publications, including two books and 38 issued patents.
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, Bloomberg Businessweek, CBS News, Forbes, Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, MIT Technology Review, SlashGear, Tom’s Hardware, Business Insider, EE Times, CNET, Computerworld, Gizmodo, The Verge, Digital Trends, etc.