Principal Data Scientist
David Friedenberg is a Principal Data Scientist in the Health Analytics group and is a principal investigator for Battelle’s NeuroLife campaign. He works at the intersection of AI and device development to build the next generation of neurotechnology with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of those suffering from paralysis due to neurologic injury. For the past eight years, he has built solutions using neurotechnology and machine learning to reanimate the limbs of individuals with tetraparesis and build better brain-machine interfaces (BMIs). He first became interested in the field when he designed the decoding algorithms for a BMI to reanimate the limb of an individual with a C5 spinal cord injury. Building from the success of that project and the potential it held, he now leads several projects both internally and externally funded, including improving the various system components to be portable and user-friendly as well as developing entirely new technologies and new applications within existing technologies.
As a team leader at Battelle, David assembles multidisciplinary teams to tackle complex problems including neuroscientists, electrical, mechanical, biomedical and software engineers, data scientists and client stakeholders. He is also a member of the Battelle Tech Council where he helps manage Battelle’s micro IRAD portfolio as well as other assignments.
David holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University and did his undergraduate work at Miami University. He and his wife, Jen, reside in Worthington, Ohio with their daughter Madeline.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
4:22 PM – 4:30 PM ET