Plenary Lecture

Innovations in Nanotechnology and Neurotechnology for Human Enhancement

Professor Jeanann Boyce
Computer Science at Montgomery College
E-mail: jsboyce@att.net

Abstract: This presentation is an examination of key innovations in Nanomedicine that will enhance human capacities. Recent developments in neuro-manufacturing for human enhancement, particularly bioprinting, will be discussed and an active interaction with the audience will occur. Finally, the presentation will consider future needs and developments on a continuum of human-machine interfaces.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: DR. JEANANN S. BOYCE has extensive experience as an educator and trainer in Education and Computer Systems over the past thirty years. She received her undergraduate degree from Douglass College of Rutgers University and her master’s and doctorate in computer-based information systems for career education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her wide teaching background spans business, computer, and management courses from the undergraduate through doctoral levels. She is currently Professor of Computer Science and Business and coordinator of the Computer Science and Applications programs, Montgomery College, Takoma Park Campus, of Maryland. She specializes in teaching artificial intelligence programming and systems and intelligent agents. In addition, she is one of the lead faculty involved on the 11-school Advanced Technology Centers Cyberwatch grant for the National Science Foundation since the inception of the program.
Dr. Boyce is recognized as a leader in vocational, career, and technical education training. She is an active professional who has written many articles and presents regularly at national and international technical education conferences. She has maintained a currency in technology through continuous consulting and writes on neurotechnology and ethics. In addition, she serves as a research and dissertation advisor at Morgan State University. She is certified in a Capability Maturity Management and Configuration Management from the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University and is an evaluator for the American Council on Education. Her current research interests include systems process improvement and the optimization of virtual and classroom learning environments.