Computational Science Ventures series to explore entrepreneurship at the interface of science and computation

December 20, 2011
Computational Science Ventures series to explore entrepreneurship at the interface of science and computation

Leading entrepreneurs will share their stories in an interactive seminar series Jan. 17-20, 2012

New opportunities for products and services are arising rapidly along the frontier where the physical and the digital merge--where drugs are discovered in silico and computing enables radically new forms of technology and commerce.

A seminar series, Computational Science Ventures, will bring a group of entrepreneurs to Harvard Jan. 17-20, 2012 to share their experiences in this new realm. The series has been organized by Harvard alumnus, inventor and researcher Alexander Wissner-Gross, the first Institute Fellow at IACS.

Wissner-Gross will moderate sessions featuring four guest speakers:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17: Dean Kamen, founder and president of DEKA Research & Development Corporation
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18: Maria Lopez-Bresnahan, Vice President and Global Head for Medical and Scientific Affairs at Pharmanet/i3
  • Thursday, Jan. 19: Luke Burns, Principal at Ascent Venture Partners
  • Friday, Jan. 20: Stephen Wolfram, Founder and CEO, Wolfram Research

The series is organized as a mini-course. There is no charge, but advance registration is required. Students are encouraged to register for multiple sessions to receive readings and special opportunities to meet the speakers.