WIB-Capital Region: Artificial Intelligence-Based Insights from Heart Rate to Respiration...
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When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures
1812 Ashland Ave
Suite 110
Baltimore, MD  21205
United States
Contact: WIB-Capital Region

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WIB-Capital Region: Artificial Intelligence-Based Insights from Heart Rate to Respiration, Voice and Brain Data  

Find out about how the nature of artificial intelligence can influence our lives. Topics covered will include: using live wearables to show heart rate and respiration in real-time, software analytics for human voices, brain-related data, social network analysis and the real-world, driving, and more.
This Baltimore Meetup is free for members and students, and members may bring up to two guests at the member price (free). If you're new to WIB and interested in checking it out before becoming a member, get in touch via CapitalRegion@womeninbio.org.

Speaker Bios

Jean M Vettel 

Jean M Vettel earned her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Brown University, funded by an NSF Graduate Fellowship (2004-2007) and a DoD SMART Fellowship (2007-2009), following a lab position at Washington University in St. Louis and BA from Carnegie Mellon. She is currently a Senior Science Lead in the Future Soldier Technologies Division at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory with joint appointments at University of California, Santa Barbara and University of Pennsylvania. She was competitively selected for two of NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering symposia for outstanding engineers under 45, received numerous Army Commendations and Certificate of Achievements for her impact to the Army, and invited to brief senior leadership in the Army, DoD, OSD, and White House. Her collaborative research investigates how physiological signals from the brain and body can be used in adaptive technology to enhance human-agent teaming by accounting for individual differences and the influence of social context. Jean has over 100 publications and reports as well as several dozen media interviews and invited panels to communicate the value of neuroscience and human sciences research for the Army across a wide range of audiences.

Debra Cancro

Debra Cancro is the CEO of VoiceVibes, Inc. which she founded in 2012 to help people be more effective communicators. Prior to founding VoiceVibes, Ms. Cancro was the founder and CEO of Autonomy Engine LLC, which developed autonomous control systems for satellites and unmanned air vehicles. She has over 15 years of marketing and management experience at both startups and Fortune 500 companies. Her background includes product marketing for the Bluetooth and HDMI product lines at the Broadcom Corporation (BRCM), and corporate communications marketing at multiple high-tech startups; the last of which was acquired for $242.5 Million. Before her career in marketing, Ms. Cancro was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Labs. She holds a patent on a method for detecting condescending speech.


Pricing Information

  • Members: Free
  • Students: Free**
  • Non-Members: $30

 **Students can attend the event for free.  Please bring your student ID to the event.


Special Pricing for Guests

 When registering, members can register up to two guests at member price


Walk-Ins Accepted?


* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.

* - Cash/Check only for non members


Online Registration Deadline

February 19, 2019


Maximum Capacity



Parking Information 

On street and garage