IN A NUTSHELL:
Mathematician and Parkinson's Voice Initiative founder Max Little will share his perspective on how big data could change medicine.
Max Little is an applied mathematician whose goal is to “see connections between subjects, not boundaries…to see how things are related, not how they are different.” He has a background in applied mathematics, statistics, signal processing and computational engineering. His work has been applied across disciplines like biomedicine, extreme rainfall analysis and forecasting, biophysical signal processing, and hydrogeomorphology and open channel flow measurement. Little is best known for his work on the Parkinsons Voice Initiative, in which he and his team developed a cheap and simple tool that uses precise voice analysis software to detect Parkinsons with 99 percent accuracy. Little is a TEDGlobal 2012 Fellow and a Wellcome Trust-MIT Postdoctoral Research Fellow.