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Theodore Wong

Dr. Wong is a software engineer at Human Longevity, a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company. Using advances in genomic sequencing, the human microbiome, proteomics, informatics, computing, and cell therapy technologies, HLI is building the s most comprehensive database on human genotypes and phenotypes to tackle the diseases associated with aging-related human biological decline. Before joining HLI, he re-engineered a human mutation mapping pipeline SaaS system at Illumina, a developer and manufacturer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and biological function.

For a decade, he was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center, where he most recently led the development of the IBM Neuro Synaptic Core Simulator (NSCS) as part of the IBM SyNAPSE project. NSCS models a reconfigurable cortical hardware circuit capable of capturing the various cognitive abilities of the brain, and is intended to evaluate the expected behavior of neuronal algorithms, such as image processing algorithms, when deployed on hardware implementations. Evaluations performed with NSCS demonstrated the potential and power of neuronal algorithms in advance of hardware implementations, thus enabling efficient research and development within this new problem-solving domain.

Last modified 14 May 2015