2020 SENSE.nano Symposium: The Body at All Scales

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From the level of cells, organs, and body systems to individuals and populations, this symposium, broken into three half-day webinars, highlighted the needs for new SENSE technologies, showcased research and innovations, and presented the impact of these technologies. Over a series of invited technical talks, presentations by MIT-launched startups, student videos, and panel discussions, this event provided needs context and solution perspectives in the domains of sensing for the study of biology and for the care of humans in their natural environment.

The 2020 SENSE.nano Symposium was sponsored by MIT.nano, the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP), MIT Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES), and the MIT Clinical Research Center (CRC).

 


Monday, September 21, 2020

Welcome and keynote
1:00 PM Welcoming remarks
  Brian Anthony | Associate Director, MIT.nano
Vladimir Bulović | Director, MIT.nano; Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Chair in Emerging Technology; Professor of Electrical Engineering, MacVicar Fellow
1:10 PM Materials, medicine, health: Sensing the world around us at all scales
  Elazer Edelman | Director, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES); Edward J. Poitras Professor in Medical Engineering and Science
1:40 PM Peek into research
  Melodi Anahtar | PhD candidate, Health Sciences & Technology (HST)

 

Session 1: Cell and Subcell
1:45 PM Session introduction
1:50 PM Democratizing single molecule nanoarrays
  Ashwin Gopinath | Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering (MechE)
2:05 PM Interferometric imaging for studying sickle cell disease and cancer metastasis
  Peter So | Professor, Mechanical Engineering (MechE) and Biological Engineering (BE)
2:20 PM Dynamic lens systems for biosensing
  Timothy Swager | John D. McArthur Professor, Chemistry; Director, Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
2:35 PM Panel Q&A
3:05 PM Break

 

Session 2: Organs
3:10 PM Peek into research
  Irene Kuang | PhD candidate, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)
3:15 PM Session introduction
3:20 PM Modulation of neural function with electronic, optical, and magnetic tools​
  Polina Anikeeva | Class of 1942 Associate Professor in Materials Science & Engineering (DMSE); Associate Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences (BCS); Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)
3:35 PM Non-contact laser ultrasound
  Xiang (Shawn) Zhang | Postdoctoral Associate, Mechanical Engineering (MechE)
3:50 PM Hand-held magnetic resonance imaging
  Jacob White | Cecil H Green Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)
4:05 PM Panel Q&A
4:30 PM Closing remarks

 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Welcome and keynote
1:00 PM Welcoming remarks
  Brian Anthony | Associate Director, MIT.nano
Vladimir Bulović | Director, MIT.nano; Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Chair in Emerging Technology; Professor of Electrical Engineering, MacVicar Fellow
1:05 PM Introducing Analog Devices’ digital health business and the role of sensors in Medtech
  Brendan Cronin | Director, Digital Healthcare Group at Analog Devices
1:35 PM Peek into research
  Leslie Chan | Senior Postdoctoral Associate, David H Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

 

Session 3: Body Systems
1:40 PM Session introduction
1:45 PM Rapid antigen diagnostics for emerging pathogens
  Lee Gehrke | Hermann von Helmholtz Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, MIT Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES)
2:00 PM GI device development in a few movements
  Giovanni Traverso | Karl Van Tassel (1925) Career Development Professor, Mechanical Engineering (MechE)
2:15 PM Electronic textile conformable suit (E-TeCS)
  Canan Dagdeviren | LG Career Development Professor, Program in Media Arts & Sciences (MAS)
2:30 PM MR relaxometer for improving clinical outcomes in hemodialysis
  Michael Cima | David H. Koch Professor of Engineering, MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
2:45 PM Panel Q&A
3:10 PM Break

 

3:10 PM Peek into research
  Tanya Talkar | PhD candidate, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Session 4: Populations
3:15 PM Session introduction
3:20 PM A framework for biomarkers of COVID-19 based on neuromotor coordination in speech
  Thomas Quatieri | Senior Staff, Human Health and Performance Systems Group, Lincoln Laboratory
3:35 PM Senseable cities
  Carlo Ratti | Director, MIT Senseable City Lab; Professor of the Practice, Urban Studies & Planning (DUSP)
3:50 PM Fighting COVID-19 misinformation on social media
  David Rand | Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management Science and Brain & Cognitive Sciences, MIT Sloan
4:05 PM Panel Q&A
4:30 PM Closing remarks

 

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

1:00 PM Welcome and panel introduction
  Brian Anthony | Associate Director, MIT.nano
Vladimir Bulović | Director, MIT.nano; Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Chair in Emerging Technology; Professor of Electrical Engineering, MacVicar Fellow
1:10 PM Panel discussion: Needs and innovation
  Michael Cima | David H. Koch Professor of Engineering, MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Amy Moran-Thomas | Alfred Henry and Jean Morrison Hayes Career Development Associate Professor, Anthropology
Timothy Swager | John D. McArthur Professor, Chemistry; Director, Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
1:50 PM Peek into research
  Praneeth Namburi | Postdoctoral associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)
Sarah Fay | PhD candidate, Mechanical Engineering (MechE)
2:00 PM MIT Startup Exchange introduction
  Marcus Dahllöf | Program Director, MIT Startup Exchange
2:05 PM MIT Startup Exchange presentations
 

Empatica | AI systems to monitor human health through wearable sensors
C2Sense | Miniaturized mobile sensing solutions for a healthier and safer world
Dynocardia | Wearable, continuous, non-invasive blood pressure measurement
Lelantos | Revolutionizing vapor sensing for threat detection, air quality monitoring and medical diagnosis
Nextiles | Smart performance and injury monitoring apparel with more accessible and scalable technology

2:30 PM Panel Q&A
3:00 PM Break
3:05 PM Panel introduction
3:10 PM Panel discussion: Experiences and lessons learned from COVID-19
  Tolga Durak | Managing Director, MIT Environment, Health & Safety Office
Anette (Peko) Hosoi | Neil and Jane Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering (MechE); Associate Dean of Engineering
Robert Sege | Professor of Medicine, Tufts University; Director, Center for Community Engaged Medicine
3:50 PM Closing remarks and looking to the future

 

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