Our Speaker

Claire Xu

I am enthusiastic about the fast-paced tech world used for larger impact, particularly in areas such as ANN, CNN, transformer, attention, CRISPR in biomedical science, attention models in cancer treatment, etc. I am also fascinated by the macro and micro perspectives of the world, which inspire me to devise solutions for various situations I observe throughout my life. In 2024, I developed a system to enhance socio-emotional skills using mental health digital twin and computer vision. After implementing this training among the neurodivergent population, I was amazed by the results, with substantial improvements and positive feedback. In 2023, I created biodegradable vegan leather for sustainable fashion, capable of turning 119 billion pounds of food waste into 79 billion sheets of leather. From my experience and exposure to diverse innovations, I advocate for transforming research breakthroughs into products to address real-world challenges. I was honored to join the Thermo Fisher JIC community with my research, and I am looking forward to be part of the Tedx community.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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