6 MIT scientists to address EmTech India in Bangalore

Arun Kumar

Washington, March 23 (IANS) Six outstanding scientists and researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including two Indian Americans, will participate in the fourth emerging technologies conference of MIT Technology Review's EmTech India in Bangalore.

The conference starting March 27 will see over 500 innovators getting an insight into the work being done in digital transformation; network designs in the social world and the innovation ecosystem and how it can impact society.

Three MIT scientists, George Westerman, MIT Centre for Digital Business; Marie-Jose Montpetit, MIT Research Lab of Electronics; and Shiladitya Sengupta, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology will deliver keynote addresses on the first day.

On day 2, Brian Anthony, MIT's Engineering in Manufacturing Programme, Rahul Sarpeshkar, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Joseph Paradiso, MIT Media Laboratory will speak on concepts and interplay between medical imaging, manufacturing inspection and video analytics; energy efficient systems in biology, engineering and medicine and the emerging nervous system of ubiquitous sensing.

The US-based Director of GE's global research Mark M Little, who leads a team of nearly 3000 GE researchers working with GE business ranging from aviation to energy and healthcare to electronics, will deliver the inaugural address.

For a nation of a billion cricket fans, the organizers--MIT's Technology Review--have appropriately dedicated a session to 'Technology in Cricket'.

Here Siddharth Khullar, a doctoral candidate in imaging science from Rochester Institute of Technology, MIT Media Lab along with College of Engineering Pune student Chinmaya Joshi will come face to face to show case some of the new advances that hope to take away all the controversies and appeals in the field of international cricket.

Twenty innovators from Technology Review's India TR35 list of technologists under the age of 35 would also present their innovations at the Emerging Technologies conference.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)