Social Computing Symposium 2016: Post Screen Personas and Listening Machines, How to Robot-Proof Your Kids


February 12, 2016


Vivienne Ming


Co-Founder, Managing Partner of Socos


Join transgender theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, technologist, and mother of two, Dr. Vivienne Ming to discover how you can use technology to maximize your child’s unique potential. During this talk, Dr. Ming will discuss how she has uncovered the cost of unrealized human potential and the solutions she has invented which have the power to change every life and the world as we know it.


Vivienne Ming

Named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She co-founded Socos, where machine learning and cognitive neuroscience combine to maximize students’ life outcomes. Vivienne is a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, where she pursues her research in neuroprosthetics. In her free time, Vivienne has developed a predictive model of diabetes to better manage the glucose levels of her diabetic son and systems to predict manic episodes in bipolar suffers. She sits on the boards of StartOut, The Palm Center, Emozia, and the Bay Area Rainbow Daycamp, and is an advisor to Credit Suisse, Cornerstone Capital, and BayesImpact. Dr. Ming also speaks frequently on issues of LGBT inclusion and gender in technology. Vivienne lives in Berkeley, CA, with her wife (and co-founder) and their two children.