Keynote Speakers

OSSEO Keynote Speaker Dr. Dublon Invitation

Dr. Gershon Dublon
Researcher, Artist, and Electrical Engineer

Gershon Dublon is a researcher, artist, and electrical engineer. Dr. Dublon invents technologies and crafts environments that use environmental sensing and AI to foster new human sensitivities and perceptions in and of the natural world. His writing appears in a broad array of periodicals, among them Presence (MIT Press), Scientific American, IEEE Sensors, Body Sensor Networks, and New Interfaces for Musical Expression. His projects have been covered widely by the media, and exhibited in venues including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the National Center for the Arts in Mexico, and Ars Electronica. Dublon received an S.M. (2011) and Ph.D. (2018) from MIT, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (2008) from Yale. In 2018, he co-founded slow immediate LLC, a creative engineering studio based in New York City. He is also a director of Living Observatory, a non-profit focused on wetland restoration, and a research affiliate in the MIT Media Lab’s Responsive Environments Group.


OSSEO Keynote Speaker Dr. Ivan Invitation

Dr. Michael E. Ivan
Department of Neurological Surgery
Director of Research, UM Brain Tumor Initiative
Specializing in Brain Tumor, Skull Base, and Epilepsy Surgery

Dr. Michael E. Ivan is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami where he specializes in skull base and brain tumor surgery. He acts as the Director of Research for the University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative as well as the Site Disease Group Director in Neuro-Oncology. He is the Vice Chairman of the Young Neurosurgeon’s Committee for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and President-Elect for the Florida Neurosurgical Society. Dr. Ivan graduated from Cornell University with a degree in chemical engineering and received his MD from Rutgers University. He completed his neurosurgery training at UCSF and a fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at UM. Currently he acts as the PI of his laboratory which focuses on invasive qualities of brain tumors. Clinically his research focuses on novel technology to enhance minimally invasive brain tumor management, including laser interstitial thermal therapy, photodynamic therapy, fluorescence guided surgery, and augmented reality.


Judith E.C. Lieu, MD, MSPH
Professor, Residency Program Director, and Vice-Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

Judith E.C. Lieu, MD MSPH is currently a Professor, Residency Program Director, and Vice-Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine.  She received her MD at Washington University and MSPH at St. Louis University School of Public Health. She completed her Otolaryngology residency at Washington University, clinical research fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University, and Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  She is the Section Editor for Systematic and Evidence-based Reviews for the Laryngoscope. She is a practicing pediatric otolaryngologist.  Her research interests include quality of life in children with otolaryngologic disorders, hearing loss in children, and improving the level of evidence in the otolaryngology literature.


Timur M. Urakov M.D.
Neurological Surgery Resident
Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami

Dr. Timur Urakov is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami. Dr Urakov completed his residency and fellowship in Complex Spine Surgery at the University of Miami.  His research includes development and adaptation of Augmented Reality technologies to operating room, education, and patient counseling.