Contributors to “Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2017”
Emerging Technologies Steering Group
Mariette DiChristina, Steering Group chair, is editor in chief of Scientific American and director of Editorial and Publishing, Magazines, for the Nature Research Group of Springer Nature.
Bernard S. Meyerson, Steering Group vice chair, is chief innovation officer at IBM. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and arecipient of numerous awards for work spanning physics, engineering and business.
Nayef Al-Rodhan, a philosopher, neuroscientist and geostrategist, is an honorary fellow of St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford and a senior fellow and head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Program at the Geneva Center for Security Policy in Switzerland.
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, is president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif. She has received the Lasker, Gruber and Gairdner prizes and is co-author of The Telomere Effect.
Jeffrey Carbeck, who has built several companies, leads the advanced materials and manufacturing practice at Deloitte Consulting. He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Advanced Materials.
Vinton G. Cerf,* vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google, is widely recognized as a“Father of the Internet.” He sits on the U.S. National Science Board and is avisiting scientist at nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Javier Garcia Martinez is a professor of inorganic chemistry and director of the Molecular Nanotechnology Lab at the University of Alicante in Spain. He is a co-founder of Rive Technology and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Daniel M. Kammen* is a professor of energy at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy and the department of nuclear engineering. He is founding director of U.C. Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory.
Christof Koch* is a neuroscientist best known for exploring the brain basis of consciousness in humans and animals. He is chief scientific officer and president of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle and was a professor of biology and engineering for 27 years at the California Institute of Technology.
Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and dean of KAIST Institutes. He holds 610 patents and is a co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Biotechnology.
Geoffrey Ling, a retired U.S. Army colonel, is a professor of neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and at Johns Hopkins University. He has held leadership roles at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Apurv Mishra is chief technology officer at doc.ai, an artificial-intelligence company focused on health care. Previously he was COO of Datawallet, founder of Glavio and vice president of Hypios. He has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies.
Donna J. Nelson is a professor of chemistry at the University of Oklahoma and in 2016 was president of the American Chemical Society. She was a scientific adviser for the cable television show Breaking Bad.
David Peters, an automation expert, is chair, CEO and founder of Universal Robotics, an AI software company selling sensor-based reactive machine-control systems. He was a Hollywood movie producer for 17 years.
Blake Bextine is program manager at the Biological Technologies Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He was a professor of biology and assistant vice president for research and technology transfer at the University of Texas at Tyler.
Dario Gil is vice president of science and solutions at IBM Research. He is responsible for IBM’s science agenda in physical, mathematical and life sciences, as well as cognitive and blockchain research.
*Scientific American advisory board member.