Dave Friedenberg is a Senior Research Statistician and the Team Lead for Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence in the Advanced Analytics group at Battelle. Dave is a co-investigator on the NeuroLife clinical trial and leads the Battelle NeuroLife™ technology Algorithms and Data Science team that processes neural data from a paralyzed subject with a 96-electrode sensor implanted in his motor cortex.
Dave oversees the development of machine learning algorithms that monitor neural activity in real time and translates them into hand movements, which are then executed by the subject with the help of an electrical stimulation system. This project has been featured in Nature, on the front page of the New York Times and has won several awards, including a 2016 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, three R&D 100 Awards and the Brain Computer Interface Society’s Best Project Award. Recently, he has been exploring using deep learning methods to develop algorithms that better meet the needs of patients with spinal cord injuries. This work was published in Nature Medicine and was featured in Popular Science.
In his nine years as a Data Scientist at Battelle, Dave has applied statistical and machine learning algorithms to complex datasets and leading software teams for complex data processing systems. He provides statistical and machine learning consulting services for several internal and external clients for projects related to neurotechnology, medical devices, tobacco research, analytical chemistry, energy and health care.
Dave holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University where he developed methods for analyzing large astronomical and medical image datasets with robust error controls.
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