Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!
Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.
Dr. Sagi Perel
Research Engineer, Google
“Brain Computer Interfaces: Past, Present, and Future”
Imagine transmitting signals to someone’s brain allowing them to see, hear, or feel specific sensory inputs! The development of Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) revolutionizes how humans interact with the world around them and each other. In essence, they are devices which decode brain activity to infer intents and thoughts.
On April 2, join Dr. Sagi Perel, research engineer at Google, as he explores the origins of BCIs, explains how they work, discusses the current state of research, and speculates about the future of the field.
Dr. Perel earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Tel Aviv University in Israel. He then pursued his doctorate in Neural Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in collaboration with the Center for Neural Basis of Cognition, and conducted his postdoctoral research at the Bioengineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University where he studied information encoding for various brain signal modalities. His research spans multiple disciplines including: neuroscience, bioengineering, and machine learning and demonstrated the first ever real-time control of a robotic arm using a brain computer interface.
Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7-9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Cash bar: Open from 6-7:30 pm
Although this event is free, we ask that you register so that we can prepare the room and have enough food available for purchase.
Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
Chips and cookies
Beer and wine