Ghovanloo Tapped for World Economic Forum's Young Scientists Program

Aug 1, 2012 | Atlanta, GA

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Jackie Nemeth

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Maysam Ghovanloo will take part in the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions as a member of the Forum’s Young Scientists community. This annual event, also known as the “Summer Davos,” will take place September 11-13, 2012 in Tianjin, China.

This meeting is the foremost global business gathering in Asia and provides a unique platform for 1,500 leaders from business, government, media, academia, and civil society to discuss the leading actors and drivers of growth. Under the theme, Creating the Future Economy, this year’s program will focus on how to ensure that the right values, incentives, and models are in place to deliver the best possible outcomes for global prosperity, national competitiveness, and entrepreneurial growth for future generations.

As a Young Scientists participant, Dr. Ghovanloo will join 40-50 scientists under the age of 40 who represent a wide range of disciplines and come from all regions of the world. They will contribute their scientific and engineering insights and knowledge–along with those provided by the other communities of the Forum, including Technology Pioneers, Social Entrepreneurs, Young Global Leaders, and Global Shapers–to address four sub-themes:

  • Rethinking traditional markets and existing value chains
  • Rewarding entrepreneurial solutions to societal challenges
  • Reinventing institutions and industries through innovative models
  • Recognizing the new frontiers of science and technology

A member of the Georgia Tech faculty since 2007, Dr. Ghovanloo is an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). A rising leader in brain-machine interfaces, biosensors, implantable neuroprostheses, and neural engineering, he has initiated an exceptionally strong research program at Georgia Tech through the GT-Bionics Lab. Two projects in particular–the Tongue Drive System and the MagneTrace sensor necklace–have brought much national and international acclaim to his group, ECE, and Georgia Tech.

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