May 17

#mediaX2016 Conference

May 17, 2016

Event Description:

#mediaX2016 Conference
"Augmenting Personal Intelligence:
Insights from Human Sciences and Information Technology"

Arrillaga Alumni Center 9am-5pm

Watch all of the presentations HERE.

Join us on Tuesday, May 17th when speakers, presentations, panels and prototypes will unpack the concepts, present recent research, and explore the future of augmenting personal intelligence – with applications to learning, business and entertainment. Keynote presentations at the #mediaX2016 Conference will delve into Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Experiences, and the Science of Memory.

The emerging augmented personal intelligence paradigm is an integrated personal data ecology in which human learning and machine learning are interdependent. Opportunities to augment personal intelligence are linked to a personal data ecosystem, in which choices, policies, permissions and regulations manage this network and ensure trusted and secure access, storage and retrieval.

Knowing how to learn quickly is a competitive advantage in the knowledge economy. The organizations that will prevail in the current transformation are those whose employees can learn fastest and make the best decisions. At all ages, learning readiness is influenced by technological familiarity and fluency. Our hope for solving the seemingly intractable global problems includes an optimistic outlook on the partnership between artificial intelligence and human intelligence – person by person.

Confirmed to the program; Nobel Prize Laureate and Award winning educator, Carl Wieman, who will discuss insights from his Activity Based Learning program.

The conference features additional Stanford Faculty, Roy Pea, Ashish Goel, Susan Athey, James Fishkin, Candace Thille, Maneesh Agrawala and Anthony Wagner. You'll also hear from leading executives at Konica Minolta, Cigna, Cisco, Fujitsu and Xerox.

A.I. Expert Neil Jacobstein and VR Expert Andrew Wasserman will speak on the importance of these technologies in this new frontier. Active Learning expert, Esther Wojcicki will also present along with Staff Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates, Haben Girma and Catalin Voss, the founder of Sension an expression recognition software used in education and for developing a Google Glass app to aid people with Autism.

And Many More...

Presenters:

Roy Pea is the David Jacks Professor of Education and the Learning Sciences at Stanford University, Co-Founder and Faculty Director of the H-STAR Institute, Director of the PhD Program in Learning Sciences and Technology Design, and Professor, Computer Science (Courtesy). His current work is examining how informal and formal learning can be better understood and connected, and developing the DIVER paradigm for everyday networked video interactions for learning and communications.

Neil Jacobstein Co-chairs the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University on the NASA Research Park campus in Mountain View, California. He served as President of Singularity University from October 2010 to October 2011. As a mediaX Distinguished Visiting Scholar, his research focuses on augmented decision systems. He Chaired AAAI’s 17th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, and continues to review technical papers on the IAAI Technical Program Committee.

Ashish Goel is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Computer Science at Stanford University, and a member of Stanford's Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering. His research interests lie in the design, analysis, and applications of algorithms; current application areas of interest include social networks, participatory democracy, Internet commerce, and large scale data processing. He was a co-author on the paper that won the best paper award at WWW 2009, and an Edelman Laureate in 2014.

Susan Athey is Professor of Economics (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences. Her research is in the areas of industrial organization, microeconomic theory, and applied econometrics. Her current research focuses on the design of auction-based marketplaces and the economics of the internet, primarily on online advertising and the economics of the news media. She has also studied dynamic mechanisms and games with incomplete information, comparative statics under uncertainty, and econometric methods for analyzing auction models.

James Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University where he is Professor of Communication, Professor of Political Science (by courtesy) and Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy. His work focuses on deliberative democracy and democratic theory in books such as When the People Speak (2009), Deliberation Day (2004 with Bruce Ackerman) and Democracy and Deliberation (1991). He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Renate Fruchter is the founding director of the PBL Lab. She leads a research effort to develop collaboration technologies for multidisciplinary, geographically distributed teamwork, and e-Learning. Her interests focus on R&D and larger scale deployment of collaboration technologies that include Web-based team building, synchronous and asynchronous knowledge capture, sharing and re-use, project memory, corporate memory, and mobile solutions for global teamwork and e-Learning.

Marcelo Guimarães is co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Sábia Experience, a Brazilian social and technology innovation company dedicated to Immersive Education for workforce. He holds a Master of Science degree in Metrology and Instrumentation and he was a guest researcher at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in the USA. He is co-inventor of many patented technologies and products related to mechaoptoelectronic devices and systems used for training groups of workers in hostile industrial environments.

Karen Kocher is Cigna’s global Chief Learning Officer. In this role Karen is accountable for enterprise and external stakeholder Learning, Leadership Effectiveness and Organizational Development. Specifically, Karen is responsible for capability and competency development, strategic talent planning, organizational network analysis and development, employee insights and engagement, performance management and career development. She is a graduate of DePaul University with a major in Political Strategy and Communications.

Anthony Wagner is a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. His focus is Cognitive neuroscience of memory and cognitive/executive control in young and older adults. His research interests include encoding and retrieval mechanisms; interactions between declarative, nondeclarative, and working memory; forms of cognitive control; neurocognitive aging; functional organization of prefrontal cortex and the medial temporal lobe, assessed by functional MRI, MEG/EEG, and transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Andrew Wasserman was a walk-on wide receiver at the University of North Carolina, where his teammates described him as having “sticky hands but being slow as heck.” Because that's not a recipe for success in the NFL, upon graduation Andrew worked first at Credit Suisse and then at Bain & Co before attending Stanford’s GSB. During his time at the GSB he spent a summer working at Nike at their world headquarters in Beaverton, OR. Andrew is currently the GM of STRIVR's football training business.

Steve Sims is a well-known gamification expert and currently the Chief Design officer at Badgeville, a leading gamification platform. Steve and his team have delivered 100’s of solutions for areas ranging from employee engagement, support communities, and performance management systems to loyalty programs and health care systems. Steve has broad experience in game design, development and production across all major platforms – web, mobile, console and PC. Steve has a BSEE from UCLA and a Masters in Computer Engineering from U.S.C.

Candace Thille is an Assistant Professor of Education at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and Senior Research Fellow for the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning. She is also the founding director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on applying results from the learning sciences to the design, implementation, and evaluation of open web-based learning environments. Dr. Thille served on a U.S. Department of Education working group, co-authoring the “National Education Technology Plan.”

Ida Sirolli is currently head of Research & Education within Telecom Italia’s People Value Dept. – with the responsibility to define models, systems and policies of Knowledge Management and Education and establish and manage partnerships with universities and national and international centers of excellence. Sirolli guided the team which designed, implemented and launched TIM Academy, the company’s Corporate University. She is an Industrial Psychologist with a masters degree in Strategic Human Resources Management from Bocconi University.

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn is Chief Knowledge Officer at Cisco, VP and GM of Cisco Services and President and Chairman of Internet of Things Talent Consortium. She’s had a 20 year career with Cisco and has been named as one of The 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Counsel. She is an expert on the “Workforce of the Future” and brought the first social education system in the industry to market in 2008 (The Cisco Leaning Network).

Kerry Hearns-Smith is the Vice President of Learning Strategy Global Solutions for Xerox Learning. She is responsible for leading Xerox Learning’s thought leadership learning strategy and design team and global solutions architecture team supporting growth sales for Xerox Service’s Learning outsourcing capability group. She also is an active figure in the learning and development space for thought leadership and new trends impacting culture and human performance in organizations.

Keith Devlin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the university's H-STAR institute, a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network, and a Senior Researcher at CSLI. He is a World Economic Forum Fellow, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. His current research is focused on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. In this connection, he is a co-founder and President of an educational technology company, BrainQuake.

Esther Wojcicki is the founder of the scholastic journalism at Palo Alto High School, now the largest in the nation. Over the past 30 years she built the journalism program from a small group of 20 students in 1985 to over 600 students in 2014 and five other journalism teachers. The program has won major national and international recognition and is a model of how to integrate the curriculum and teach 21st century skills. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Creative Commons, Chair of PBS Learning Matters, and on the board of the Alliance For Excellent Education.

René Kizilcec is a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow, co-founder of the Stanford Lytics Lab, and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at Stanford. His research focuses on cognitive, motivational, and psychological factors influencing academic achievement and scalable interventions to promote achievement and address social inequalities. His work builds on research in social, cultural, and educational psychology and multimedia learning theory. He primarily conducts large-scale longitudinal field experiments in online learning environments.

Holly Pope is a Doctoral Candidate in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education, focusing on Mathematics Education. Pope has 18 years of teaching experience from prekindergarten through 6th grade, including 5 years as a math instructional coach in a K-8 urban charter school. Her current research interests include the development of student mathematical thinking from playing a digital mobile game. Holly has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Geneva College and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University.

Karina Alexanyan is a Post Doctoral Scholar and Project Manager at mediaX at Stanford University. Dr. Alexanyan’s research background is in global social media networks, technology, and education. She has consulted for leading academic, corporate and non-profit clients, including Stanford, Harvard and Columbia Universities. Alexanyan holds a PhD in Communications from Columbia University, a M.A. in Communication from NYU and a BA in Linguistics and Modern Languages from the Claremont Colleges.

Cong Chen is a member of the research staff at Fujitsu Laboratories of America. His research interests include intelligent human-computer interaction (HCI), information retrieval, and information visualization. At Fujitsu Laboratories of America, he has created Guided Play, a technology that aims to evaluate and improve children’s play behavior, especially for those with autism. Dr. Cong holds a PhD in computer science from The University of Texas at Dallas.


White House Champion of Change, Forbes 30 under 30 leader, and BBC Women of Africa Hero, Haben Girma is a civil rights advocate. The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben works as an advocate for equal access to information for people with disabilities, earning her recognition from President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton. Haben helped increase access to a library of digital books for blind readers in a 2014 landmark case.


Catalin Voss is a student entrepreneur at Stanford University. He is the founder of the Stanford Autism Glass Project and computer vision company Sension, which was acquired by GAIA Systems in 2015. Prior to coming to Stanford, Voss built a mobile payments system at PayNearMe while still in high school. He has been recognized with several awards for his work in industry and as an entrepreneur, including the Lemelson-MIT prize, Forbes’ 30 under 30, Business Insider’s 40 under 40, and several profiles (Spiegel, WSJ, WIRED, NBC). Voss is also a Venture Partner at Axel Springer, Europe’s largest publishing company.

Carl Wieman holds a joint appointment as Professor of Physics and of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. He has done extensive experimental research in both atomic physics and science education at the university level. Wieman served as founding chair of the Board of Science Education of the National Academy of Sciences and was the founder of PhET which provides online interactive simulations that are used 100 million times per year to learn science. Wieman has received numerous awards recognizing his work in atomic physics, including the Nobel Prize in physics in 2001 for the first creation of a Bose-Einstein condensate.