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From Wearables to THINKables with IBM’s Dr Stefan Harrer

March 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

  • March 1, 2018
  • : 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • 151 Wellington Rd
    Clayton, VIC 3168 Australia
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MCN is hosting a seminar with Dr Stefan Harrer, Manager of Brain-Inspired Computing Research and IBM Master Inventor at IBM Research. He will be discussing a neuromorphic processor released by IBM and highlighting the importance of nanotechnology in its development.


Wearables will be transformed into THINKables offering continuous, cognitive, real-time analytics of measured biometric and biological data at the point of sensing. Thereby ultra-low power neuromorphic platforms – such as IBM’s recently introduced TrueNorth chip – could play a key role in connecting on-body nanobiosensors directly with deep-learning technology for instant analytics, prediction and interfacing with artificial intelligence systems.


In 2015 Stefan co-founded the Brain-Inspired Computing Research program of IBM Research – Australia and now leads it as Manager and Research Staff Member. His team spearheads an effort to employ IBM’s brain-inspired TrueNorth chip to develop artificial intelligence-enabled biomedical and healthcare solutions at the intersection of neuroscience and neuromorphic computing.

Stefan has authored and co-authored 40 technical publications, is an inventor on 26 issued patents and has more than 20 patents pending. His work has been featured in WIREDMagazine, Popular Science, Scientific American, TechTimes, Engadget and Fast Company amongst others. He holds a PhD in EECS from the Technical University Munich and an Honours Masters Certificate in Technology Management from the Center for Digital Technology and Management.