The art of entrepreneurship

Entre­pre­neur­ship is not about money,” says Claire Chase, the anom­alous flutist, arts entre­pre­neur, and 2012 MacArthur Fellow, who spoke at North­eastern on Tuesday evening in the latest install­ment of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series. “It’s about agency and activism.”

The fight against cancer, one fruit fly at a time

Pio­neering cancer researcher Ross Cagan, the keynote speaker at Northeastern’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series on Thursday, described how his lab is using fruit flies to deter­mine per­son­al­ized treat­ment for patients.

A beautiful, peculiar molecule

In the latest install­ment of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series, Nobel lau­reate Sir Harold Kroto dis­cussed his dis­covery of Buck­min­ster­fullerene with a standing-​​room-​​only audience.

The next generation of electronics is a press-​​on tattoo

John A. Rogers is refor­mu­lating elec­trical cir­cuits and devices to better con­form to the human body by making them flex­ible and stretch­able. The mate­rials sci­en­tist, who spoke Thursday at North­eastern University’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series, said the unlikely inspi­ra­tion for his pio­neering work is kids’ tem­po­rary tattoos.

The revolution will be televised

Chet Kanojia, a dig­ital media tech­nol­o­gist and North­eastern alumnus, dis­cussed his ground­breaking online TV plat­form Aereo on Monday night in the latest install­ment of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series.

Why reverse innovation will change the world

Global busi­ness strate­gist Vijay Govin­darajan said on Monday at Northeastern’s Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series “Pro­files in Inno­va­tion” that reverse inno­va­tion rep­re­sents one of the biggest oppor­tu­ni­ties for cor­po­rate growth in America.

Biology is a complex matter

World-​​renowned sys­tems biol­o­gist Leroy Hood said Monday at Northeastern’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series that in the next 10 years, he believes we will each have our genome sequenced and a drop of blood could offer a window into health and disease.

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Leroy Hood to address Northeastern community

Biol­o­gist Leroy Hood sees humans as walking clouds of data, ripe for the taking when it comes to the future of med­i­cine. Hood, who will address the North­eastern com­mu­nity on […]

Going beyond ‘Jeopardy!’

As part of Northeastern’s Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series enti­tled Pro­files in Inno­va­tion, IBM Watson cre­ator David Fer­rucci said on Wednesday the question-​​answering super­com­puter has the poten­tial to rev­o­lu­tionize the health-​​care industry.