Sotak Lecture in BME: "The Convergence of Education and Innovation" by Curtis, R. Carlson, PhD

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Floor/Room #: 
Room GP 1002

  Lecture 5 – 6pM / Reception 6 - 8pm

       Advanced registration is requested 

The Convergence of Education and Innovation

How the discipline of value creation can transform education, R&D, and commercialization


Curtis R. Carlson, PhD

Founder and CEO: Practice of Innovation

President and CEO, SRI International 1998-2014


The Department of Biomedical Engineering at WPI cordially invites colleagues, alumni, students, families and friends to the Christopher Sotak Lecture in Biomedical Engineering. This annual event perpetuates Chris’s passionate commitment to supporting and promoting innovative scholarship and research efforts in the field of bioengineering.



Prof. Christopher Sotak
1951 - 2011

Our lecture will be given by Curtis R. Carlson, PhD.  Carlson is a pioneer in the development and use of innovation best practices and an advocate for innovation, education, and economic development. He is widely known for the development of high-definition TV and SIRI for the iPhone4, but he is also a trusted and sought-after adviser, sharing best practices with government leaders and organizations around the world. Carlson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an adviser to the U.S. National Science Foundation. He began two teams that received Emmy Awards for their improvements to television quality. Carlson has also authored two books on innovation.