Congress Unplugged presents Francois Grey, Professor of Distributed Scientific Computing at the Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics.
Francois Grey is Professor of Distributed Scientific Computing at the Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics.
Francois Grey has helped to establish the new field of citizen cyberscience in China, through the CNMM project Computing for Clean Water in collaboration with IBMâ€™s World Community Grid. Citizen cyberscience involves adapting scientific challenges so that non-expert volunteers can contribute computing power and brain power to solving them in a fast, low-cost and reliable way. Francoisâ€™ current interests include applications of citizen cyberscience to nanotechnology and biotechnology and geotagging.
Prior to joining CNMM in July 2010, Francois was a Visiting Professor and Senior International Expert with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), helping to establish the CAS@home volunteer computing project at the Institute of High Energy Physics of CAS in Beijing. He is currently a fellow of the Shuttleworth Foundation for his work in promoting citizen cyberscience in the developing world, and is coordinator of the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, a partnership between CERN, the UN Institute for Training and Research and the University of Geneva.
Application of engineering principles and equipment to biology and medicine. It includes the development and fabrication of life-support systems for underwater and space exploration, devices for medical treatment (seedialysis, prosthesis), and instruments for monitoring biological processes. Development has been particularly rapid in the area of artificial organs, which culminated in the implantation of an artificial heart into a human being in 1982. Bioengineers also develop equipment that enables humans to maintain body functions in hostile environments, such as the space suits worn by astronauts during extravehicular maneuvers.