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BioMatt is the Scientific Program Manager for the Mobilize and Restore Centers at Stanford University. He helps run the various scientific outreach and training programs of both centers. He is interested in combining biomechanical and neurophysiological tools to restore or rehabilitate human mobility and performance. His previous research has focused on cross-sectional, longitudinal, translational, and feasibility studies in people with Parkinson’s disease, people with multiple sclerosis, and firefighters. These studies included evaluating objective biomarkers of disease or performance, optimizing and evaluating novel treatments and interventions, developing real-time closed-loop algorithms, and clinical trials.
BioYork University, B.Sc. 1995-1999, Computer Science - Computer Graphics, HCI
University of Toronto, M.Sc. 1999-2001, Computer Science, Computer Graphics
Blueprint Initiative, 2001-2005 - Bioinformatics Research
MIT, Ph.D. 2005-2011 - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Biology - CryoEM map segmentation and fitting of atomic models
Baylor College of Medicine 2011-2017 - Scientific Programmer - Cryo-EM map analysis and atomic modeling
Stanford University 2017-present - Research Scientist - Cryo-EM map analysis and atomic modeling
Visiting Professor, Bioengineering
BioGordon Pipa is a visiting Professor at Stanford. His research is focused on understanding the principles of neuronal coding and learning in spiking recurrent neuronal networks with the goal to enable building future neuromorphic AI systems. A main focus is on understanding the dendritic information processing in the context of the large spiking neuronal networks. In the past, he held position at the Max-Planck for Brain Research (Wolf Singer), MIT (Emery Brown), TU Berlin (Klaus Obermayer).
He currently holds the following positions: Visiting Professor at Stanford, Bioengineering, Chair of the Neuroinformatics Dep., Institute of Cognitive Science at the Osnabrück University (Germany), Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science at the Osnabrück University (Germany), Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies (Germany)
Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Biology
BioWe use interdisciplinary approaches including theory and experiments to understand how computation is embodied in biological matter. Examples include cognition in single cell protists and morphological computing in animals with no neurons and origins of complex behavior in multi-cellular systems. Broadly, we invent new tools for studying non-model organisms with significant focus on life in the ocean - addressing fundamental questions such as how do cells sense pressure or gravity? Finally, we are dedicated towards inventing and distributing “frugal science” tools to democratize access to science (previous inventions used worldwide: Foldscope, Abuzz), diagnostics of deadly diseases like malaria and convening global citizen science communities to tackle planetary scale environmental challenges such as mosquito surveillance or plankton surveillance by citizen sailors mapping the ocean in the age of Anthropocene.