February 16, 2017 7:00pm–8:30pm

Tech Talk: Bio-inspired Sensing and Processing

Central Library - Auditorium

1015 N Quincy Street

Arlington, Virginia 22201

IEEE Tech Talk, followed by Q&A

How do engineers use biology for inspiration?

Sensing and processing are two critical aspects of many engineering systems. The natural world has multiple examples of methods and techniques that can influence designs. Dr. Christal Gordon will discuss examples that illustrate how sensing and processing take place in biological systems, and engineering designs that have successfully incorporated inspiration from biology.

RSVP for an event reminder. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

About the speaker:

Dr. Christal Gordon is an engineer and educator. She received a dual Electrical and Computer Engineering B.S. from Polytechnic University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (minor in Neuroscience) from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her specialties include designing, prototyping, and programming. She has designed bio-inspired and bio-interfacing systems, high-speed electronics, and models of complex systems. Her work revolves around creating systems for use by the general public, engineers, and scientists. Applications of these systems include low-power consumer electronics and neural prosthetics.

Gordon has also taught coding classes for the Library’s Maker program.


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