Ricardo Chavarriaga

Electronics Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia)

Passionate of responsible development and social implications of technology, Ricardo Chavarriaga has more than 12 years of experience in brain-machine interaction, computational neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. His work focuses on the conception of neurotechnologies that allow symbiotic interaction between human and intelligent machines. This is based on better understanding neural correlates of cognition, development of artificial intelligent devices capable to adapt to their user's goals, preferences and capabilities, and a user-centered design approach.

Dr Chavarriaga has a degree on Electronics Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) In Switzerland. He is affiliated with the EPFL center for neuroprosthetics (http://cnp.epfl.ch), and is an executive in residence at the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP; www.gcsp.ch). Dr. Chavarriaga also chairs the IEEE Standards Association working group on brain-machine interfacing.