Reinventing Hearing Aid Devices With Sensors And Artificial Intelligence (Wearable Europe 2019)

Dr Achin Bhowmik, CTO & Executive VP of Engineering
Starkey Hearing Technologies
United States


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Speaker Biography (Achin Bhowmik)

Dr. Achin Bhowmik is the chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering at Starkey Hearing Technologies, a privately-held medical devices business with over 6,000 employees and operations in over 100 countries worldwide. In this role, he is responsible for the company's technology strategy, research, product development and engineering departments, and is leading the drive to transform hearing aids into multifunction wearable health devices with advanced sensors and artificial intelligence technologies.
Prior to joining Starkey, Dr. Bhowmik was vice president and general manager of the Perceptual Computing Group at Intel Corporation. There, he was responsible for the R&D, engineering, operations, and businesses in the areas of 3D sensing and interactive computing, computer vision and artificial intelligence, autonomous robots and drones, and immersive virtual and merged reality devices. Previously, he served as the chief of staff of the Personal Computing Group, Intel's largest business unit with >$30B annual revenues in 2010.
Dr. Bhowmik is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, where he advises research and teaches courses in the areas of multisensory cognition enabled by artificial intelligence and perceptual computing. He has also held adjunct and guest professor roles at the University of California, Berkeley, Liquid Crystal Institute of the Kent State University, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar.
Dr. Bhowmik was elected a Fellow of the Society for Information Display (SID). He serves on the board of trustees for the National Captioning Institute, board of directors for OpenCV, executive board for SID, and board of advisors for the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at UC Berkeley. He also serves on the board of directors and advisors for several technology startup companies. He received the Industrial Distinguished Leader Award from the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association. He has over 200 publications, including two books and 36 issued patents.