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.
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.
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.