Engineering Superpower: Turning cool science into products that change the world

GDG Silicon Valley
Wed, Jan 20, 2016, 6:00 PM (PST)

About this event

Happy New Year! Our first event of the year will be a combined event with the Silicon Valley Java User Group. 


Please help us with badging and sign-up for this Meetup with your full name by answering the question during RSVP. That way we can print out the badges ahead of time and speed up the sign-in process.  Thanks! 

If you are a member of both groups please only RSVP once


6:00-6:45pm Networking and light food

6:50-7:00pm Announcements

7:00-8:00pm Engineering Superpowers: Turning cool science into products that change the world - Dr. Vivienne Ming

Title: Chrome Extension

Abstract: Dr. Vivienne Ming's diverse career is propelled by her mission to maximize human potential. In this talk, Dr. Ming will illustrate how she has transformed her research in education, machine learning, and neuroprosthetics into technologies with the ability to maximize human potential and foster the growth necessary to drive the human race.  

BIO:  Named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She co-founded Socos, where machine learning and cognitive neuroscience combine to maximize students' life outcomes. Vivienne is a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, where she pursues her research in neuroprosthetics. In her free time, Vivienne has developed a predictive model of diabetes to better manage the glucose levels of her diabetic son and systems to predict manic episodes in bipolar suffers. She sits on the boards of StartOut, The Palm Center, Emozia, and the Bay Area Rainbow Daycamp, and is an advisor to Credit Suisse, Cornerstone Capital, and BayesImpact. Dr. Ming also speaks frequently on issues of LGBT inclusion and gender in technology. Vivienne lives in Berkeley, CA, with her wife (and co-founder) and their two children.


  • Tracy Lee

    Tracy Lee

    This Dot Labs

    Co-Founder and CEO

    View Profile
  • Ed Choudhry - Hacker Dojo

    Ed Choudhry - Hacker Dojo

    Hacker Dojo

    Executive Director

    View Profile
  • Sakshi Gupta

    Sakshi Gupta

    Growth at Amplitude

    GDG Organizer

    View Profile