TED Talk At NJIT: Impact Of Tech In A Resurgent, Post-COVID World
The virtual event will tackle commercial space exploration, ‘equitable’ economics and the pandemic – all in less than 18 minutes.
By Eric Kiefer, Patch Staff
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Speakers at TEDxNJIT 2021 will explain how technology impacts everything from knee-replacement surgery and the monitoring of traumatic brain injuries to how we’ll live in the wake of the global pandemic.
Other speakers — including leaders from the Federal Aviation Administration and Los Alamos National Laboratory — will mull commercial space exploration, equitable economic growth, entrepreneurship, epidemic forecasting and the role of immigrants in developing vaccines for COVID-19 — all in under 18 minutes. The theme of this year’s TEDxNJIT — the university’s 11th — is resurgence.
“The organizing committee thought that resurgence was appropriate for the year when the world was emerging from the pandemic,” explained Raja Roy, chair of the committee and an assistant professor at NJIT’s Martin Tuchman School of Management. “It was also sufficiently broad and gave speakers the liberty to design their talk based on resurgence in their field.”
The event will take place online Sept. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. It’s free but you need to register in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxnjit-2021-tickets-159181525227.
More than half of the speakers are connected to NJIT. Here’s a closer look at their credentials and talks.
Professor and Founding Director of Cyberpsychology
The Post-Pandemic Future: Are We Ready?
Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Data Science
Solving Global Grand Challenges with High Performance Data Analytics
Founder and CEO
How Immigrants Are Helping to Save the World
Executive and Founder Coach
Innovating the Entrepreneur: Resurgence of the Human Entrepreneur
Robert Cohen ‘83 ‘84 ‘87
President of Digital, Robotics and Enabling Technologies
Chair, NJIT Board of Directors
New Era in Medical Device Design
Director of Research
Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Commercial Space Today: A Resurgence Yes, but of What?
Sara Del Valle ‘00 M.S. ‘01
Deputy Group Leader of Information Systems and Modeling Group, A-1
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Could We Someday Forecast Diseases Like We Forecast the Weather?
President and CEO
Urban Legend: Debunking the Myth of Equitable Economic Growth to Finally Achieve the Society that We’ve Been Promised
Yashwee Kothari ‘22
Computer Science Major
The Pain of the Silent
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