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Hertz Fellow Adam Marblestone Named to MIT Technology Review’s 2018 Innovators Under 35 List

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 giugno 2018

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering America’s most brilliant minds in science, mathematics, and engineering, announced that Hertz Fellow Adam Marblestone has been named to MIT Technology Review’s prestigious annual list of Innovators Under 35 as a Visionary. For over a decade, the global media company has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. Adam is one of over a dozen Hertz Fellows to be named to the list since its inception.
Adam is Chief Strategy Officer of Kernel, and a part-time research affiliate with the Synthetic Neurobiology group at MIT. As a Hertz Fellow, at Kernel, and at MIT, Adam has envisioned and launched the development of new tools to map neural connections and record their activity at vastly improved scale and resolution. These tools bring exciting new capabilities to efforts to map, understand, and interface with our brains.
In his PhD as a Hertz Fellow in Biophysics at Harvard, with George Church and colleagues, Adam co-authored experimental and theoretical papers on molecular recording devices and road-mapped approaches for whole-brain mapping.More recently, Adam has co-authored papers analyzing our understanding of cortical computation, seeking strategies to integrate deep learning and neuroscience, and proposing new designs for neural interfaces. In his work with Hertz Fellow Ed Boyden at MIT, he helped to initiate the field of optical connectomics using the combination of expansion microscopy, in-situ sequencing, and machine learning. At MIT, he was an investigator on an IARPA-funded project to map the neural connectome through in-situ sequencing of RNA barcodes.”The Hertz Fellowship gave me the freedom to pursue a non-traditional research focus, and to set up the collaborative network that underlies my work on scalable neural recording recognized by this award,” said Adam. “What’s more, the work itself contains input from many other Hertz fellows.”Adam is also a co-founder of BioBright, a company aiming to create a “smart lab” to improve biological experimentation, and a scientific advisor to the Open Philanthropy Project and to OccamzRazor. He has co-taught courses at the MIT Media Lab on Revolutionary Ventures: How to Invent and Deploy Transformative Technologies, and Cognitive Integration.

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Hertz to Promote Source London’s Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 18 maggio 2012

London,(PRNewswire)The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world’s largest general use car rental brand, has announced that it will help promote Source London’s electric vehicle (EV) charging network to Hertz customers in support of London’s vision of becoming an electric capital of Europe. As well as continuing to provide free access to Source London’s network to Hertz customers when they rent Hertz On Demand car share EVs, Hertz will also promote Source London at its London EV rental locations and on http://www.hertz.co.uk.Michel Taride, President, Hertz International and Executive Vice President, Hertz Corporation, said: “We’re excited to support Source London in its efforts to build an electric vehicle charging network across Greater London. At Hertz we’ve committed to pioneering smart mobility, including rentals of electric vehicles, which can benefit from Source London’s extensive network.”The move comes as part of Hertz’s on-going commitment to sustainable motoring. The first global rental car company to provide Electric Vehicles across three continents and offering the most diverse range of EV’s on the market, Hertz launched ‘Living Journey’, the global sustainability strategy underpinning all areas of its business, in 2011. More recently it has announced a range of agreements to expand upon its fleet of electric cars and vans, including the Vauxhall Ampera announced today.
In the UK, Hertz operates 16 Source London funded charging points at six locations across Greater London including London Heathrow and London City Airport.
Hertz is the world’s largest general use car rental company, operating from over 8,500 corporate locations in 150 countries worldwide. Hertz is in its 93rd year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers. Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company’s Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. For more information please go to http://www.hertz.com

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