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Manager Brain-Inspired Computing Research, Research Staff Member - IBM Research Australia
Honorary Research Fellow - Center for Neural Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne

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BIONANOTECHNOLOGY

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Fast Company

IBM, Roche to make DNA sequencing cheap, fast and world-changing
Tech giant IBM and pharmceutical powerhouse, Roche have announced a parntership to advance something truly remarkable: Nanopore DNA sequencing.

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nanotechweb.org

Passivated nanopores withstand extreme voltages
Solid-state nanopores are a core element of next-generation single molecule tools in the field of nanobiotechnology, most prominently in the area of DNA-sequencing technology - Researchers at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center have recently introduced a nanopore-based DNA sequencing platform, which they call a DNA transistor.

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nanotechweb.org

Using solid-state nanopores to examine proteins
While much of the focus in developing solid-state nanopores has been on applications in DNA sequencing, they can also be used to examine the state of proteins on a molecule-by-molecule basis.

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Scientific American (Cover)

World changing ideas 2010
Ten thoughts, trends and technologies that have the power to transform our lives

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SPIE Microtechnologies 2015

Personalised medicine: Stefan Harrer plenary talk
Plenary speaker Stefan Harrer, IBM Research Australia, gave an overview of sensors and analytics for the emerging field of precision medicine.

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BRAIN-INSPIRED COMPUTING

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HIT Consultant

6 recent digital health innovations to watch
We've compiled a list of innovations that have the potential to create greater change when it comes to the application and practice of healthcare.

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Med Device Online

IBM aims to make brain implant to predict, stop seizures
IBM is creating a computing system, called a neural network and powered by the company's TrueNorth chip, that can study the brain wave patterns that indicate a seizure.

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Fierce Medical Devices

IBM teams with Australian researchers for smart brain system for epilepsy
Scientists are looking for smarter ways to stop and prevent seizures, and now, IBM is joining the effort.

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Popular Science

Computer chip detects brain waves that could predict seizures
Warning epileptic patients before they have a seizure.

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Engadget

Implantable computer chip could spot seizures before they start
The wetware would work in tandem with the patient's grey matter.

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WIRED

Talk about neural networking.
In Melbourne, Australia, Stefan Harrer is running an artificial software brain atop an artificial hardware brain in an effort to analyze a brain that isn't artificial at all.

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Elon Musk isn't the only one trying to computerize your brain.

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R&D Magazine

IBM Researchers Want to Use Computer Chip to Predict Seizures
About 2.2 million people in the United States suffer from epilepsy.

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Tech Times

IBM TrueNorth-Based Computer Chip Monitors Brain Activity And May Help Predict Seizures
International Business Machines  Corporation and University of Melbourne partner for a very unique but significant undertaking.

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Digital Trends

IBM is developing a brain implant that can can detect and predict seizures
IBM researcher Stefan Harrer is developing a novel way to monitor a person’s brain in order to predict epileptic seizures, as reported by Wired.

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Extreme Tech

IBM’s TrueNorth artificial brain to watch, learn from real brains
IBM has announced an exciting first challenge for its upcoming TrueNorth chips, so-called “neuromorphic”  physically structured like the brain: Look at a mass of data collected from real human brains.

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Tech explore

IBM going TrueNorth in system lookout for seizures
IBM researchers are working on a system that may prevent brain seizures. Cade Metz in Wired had a detailed story on Thursday about a Melbourne, Australia, team exploring how a computing can analyze brain waves to foretell an epileptic seizure.

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Geek Snack

IBM and neurologists are working to predict epileptic seizures in the future
IBM has combined forces with a team of neurologists from the University of Melbourne, Australia to create a futuristic system that may be able to predict when an epileptic seizure is about to happen.

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Yahoo Tech News

IBM is developing a brain implant that can can detect and predict seizures
IBM researcher Stefan Harrer is developing a novel way to monitor a person’s brain in order to predict epileptic seizures, as reported by Wired. Working with neurologists from the company’s Australian branch, Herr is preparing a computer system, akin to an “artificial brain,” dedicated to analyzing a real brain.

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Perceptive Ideas

Three takeaways from Future Assembly Festival 2015
Future Assembly calls itself ‘Australia’s newest emergent technology festival’. The theme for their first conference held in Melbourne this past November was The Internet of Things, which focused on a connected world.

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AI Challenges

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The US White House

Co-Organising the Digital Mammography DREAM Challenge
Then Vice President Biden announces launch of challenge in FACT sheet, secion 'Coding4Cancer'.

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Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Moonshot: Accelerating the Pace of Cancer Research

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