Please join us for an evening of networking, presentations, and of course wine as we explore the Quantified Self.
The Quantified Self is arguably the next big revolution not only in technology but also in personal evolution. A revolution that allows us to understand our behaviors, patterns, how we respond to our environment and progress forward to better overcome our problems, reach our goals, and be happier, healthier, more productive individuals.
Several presenters will share their experience and connection with the Quantified Self in 10-15 minute talks followed by an open Q&A.
Josh Gold is the founder of Zonascope, a gaming program that determines the times when a person is most productive. He is currently working towards his Ph.D at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia looking at the psychophysiology of ‘flow states’, which measure the brain-body connection of when a person is operating at their peak potential.
DJ Wetmore is a co-founder at local startup Self Echo which focuses on using personal data analysis to uncover insights regarding psychological well-being. DJ is a recent graduate of UCSB and has an avid interest in positive psychology. For the past year he has been studying how to interpret the data all of us produce, unconsciously in our day-to-day lives, to glean information about personality, relationships and mental health.
Luca Foschini is the Chief Scientist and founder of AchieveMint, a platform that incentivizes healthy behavior. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara where he developed efficient algorithms for routing in road networks under heavy traffic conditions, for which he was awarded the Dean's Fellowship. In the past, Luca worked on community detection on large graphs at Google Research and the ETH, Zurich.
More on the Quantified Self: http://www.economist.com/node/21548493