Craig Monsen is a 4th year medical student at Johns Hopkins where he serves as the president of the student body. He graduated from Harvard with Highest Honors in Engineering and Computer Science in 2008. During his time there he worked on optimizing motor neuron retraining for paralyzed patients and built a computer system for the automated diagnosis of heart disease using a digital stethoscope. The latter project received several awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
- Likes: chicken parmigiana, data, guitar, basketball, Google
- Dislikes: eggs, poorly-written surveys, diamonds
David Do is also a 4th year medical student at Johns Hopkins. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with Highest Honors in Bioengineering in 2008. His projects there included analyzing functional MRI data to map the visual field onto brain cortex and writing software to present visual stimuli to test perception. He also built a handheld navigation device for the visually-impaired using video recording to provide real-time, tactile feedback, which won the UMN Business Pitch Competition. During medical school he helped build a system for amputees to move a robotic hand by decoding muscle signals in the arm.
- Likes: Ruby on Rails, pot stickers, Super Mario, photography
- Dislikes: mice
hops from coffee shop to coffee shop architecting Symcat’s probabilistic knowledge graph and writing sections of his PhD in Biostatistics. His research inherits from his contributions at IHME to the Global Burden of Disease, the largest systematic effort to describe the distribution and causes of disease in the world. Prior to Symcat he worked as a data scientist specializing in modeling and visualization at Practice Fusion and Nemours Children’s Hospital. He received highest honors in Psychology and Neuroscience from Harvard and holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington.
- Likes: the Gorge, d3, VitaMix, Thomas Bayes, eggs
- Dislikes: tinnitus, frequentists
recently finished up a fellowship following a Masters at Johns Hopkins in Bioengineering Innovation and Design. During these he did product development on medical devices for both the US and emerging markets including a fetal heart rate monitor. Prior he worked in an optics lab convincing lasers to excite rubidium atoms and looking at the wonderful data produced. He received his B.A. in Physics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2008.
- Likes: new perspectives, adventure, cycling
- Dislikes: complacency
hails from the keystone state, where he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with honors in Bioengineering in 2012. His contributions to health care include a mobile app for sleep apnea diagnosis using clinical data from patients undergoing sleep studies for the University of Pennsylvania. He has also done development work for Columbia University. He is comfortable with multidimensional data, having analyzed sets like electrocorticography (ECoG) signals from experiments identifying how memory is encoded.
- Likes: food, naps, new experiences
- Dislikes: sharp edges