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Each month the FedEx Institute of Technology invites a cutting-edge University of Memphis researcher working in technology innovation to speak on their current work.

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Upcoming Events

September 16 | 11:00 AM CST | AI & IoT in Patent Law | Hybrid (Virtual & In-person) | Speaker: John Hocker

Before joining Michael Best, John was an associate at a Washington-D.C. IP boutique in the firm’s Internet, Software, and Electrical-Mechanical practice. Prior to joining the private practice and while working at the USPTO, John also served as a Judicial Intern for the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Earlier in his career, John gained valuable industry experience working in systems administration. John focuses on securing high-quality patent protection for software, computer, and digital technologies including innovations related to artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality, virtual reality, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), authentication, database management, object detection, activity-tracking, signal processing, vehicle motor control, navigational interfaces, medical devices, blockchain, electronic gaming, and targeted advertising, among others. In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, John also provides clients with patent portfolio counseling.

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Previous Events 

GAP Funded Faculty, CORNET, and PostDoc Research Talk Series

CORNET Series | Tuesday, February 9

Identifying Areas of Geographical Inequalities in COVID-19 Morbidity and Mortality through Mapping of Spread of Confirmed Cases and Deaths across Disadvantaged Areas in Tennessee | Speaker: Dr. Angela Antipova

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CORNET Series |Tuesday, February 16

Host Genes, Immune Response and Susceptibility/Resistance to SARS-CoV2 | Speaker: Dr. Xiaohua Huang

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CORNET Series | Friday, February 19

Determination of inflammatory and fibrotic markers in SARS-CoV2 infected macrophages and fibroblasts | Speaker: Dr. Brandt Pence

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CORNET Series | Tuesday, March 16

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Racial, Gender, and Socioeconomic Disparities in Access to Care and Health Outcomes Among Patients with Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions | Speaker: Dr. Aram Dobalian

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CORNET Series | Tuesday, March 23 

Epigenetic association with lung function impairment and proposed study on epigenetic causality | Speaker: Dr. Yu-Sheng Lee

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GAP Series | Wednesday, March 31

Materials Science and Nanophotonics | Speaker: Dr. Thang Hoang

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GAP Series | Monday, April 12

Quantitative Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Image Processing & Analysis; Data Modeling & Extraction; Medical Imaging and Physics; Iron & Fat Quantification | Speaker: Dr. Aaryani Sajja

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GAP Series | Friday, April 23

Analysis and characterization of bioactive lipids (lysophosphatidic acid, sphingosine 1-phosphate, and phosphatidic acid) and their roles in human biochemistry and disease | Speaker: Dr. Daniel Baker

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POSTDOC Series | Thursday, April 28

Speaker: Dr. Ram

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GAP Series | Thursday, May 6 

Organometallic Chemistry, Catalysis, Organic Chemistry, Synthesis | Speaker: Dr. Timothy Brewster

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POSTDOC Series | Thursday, May 13

Continental lithosphere formation and evolution, Intraplate Seismicity, Induced Seismicity, Rupture Dynamics | Speaker: Dr. Erin Cunningham

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POSTDOC Series | Tuesday, May 18

Conditions that affect heavy metal uptake in drinking water systems and assesses the risks to recommend corrective actions | Speaker: Dr. Dave DeSimone

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Telehealth for Vulnerable Populations

Webinar Series | June 2020

Learn how leading clinicians are using the latest technology to remotely serve their patients at home. Join us for a series of free, one hour webinars designed to instruct healthcare professionals, clinicians, and leaders of community-based organizations through the intricacies of enabling telehealth remote home visits.

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Interview Series

The FedEx Institute of Technology sits down with the cutting-edge researchers on the University of Memphis campus and industry leaders in the midsouth to answer 5 questions about their research, work, and experiences.

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