The IQ Brew: Dr. Walter Voit, UT Dallas Center for Applied AI
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL EVENT
The IQ Brew is a networking and educational series featuring short presentations from entrepreneurs, small businesses and subject-matter experts. The goal of The IQ® Brew is to share lessons learned and to have the Richardson business community hear about the successes and challenges faced while starting and growing a business. Come join us for coffee and conversation every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month!
On Thursday, December 9, The IQ® Brew will continue the 5 series feature of the UT Dallas research teams that will have a footprint in the new IQ® Headquarters. These new centers, which are part of the UT Dallas Center for Emergent Novel Technology, were awarded seed grant funding from the UT Dallas Office of Innovation & Research and will anchor a public presence in the Richardson Innovation Quarter.
Our fourth IQ® Brew UT Dallas Series will feature Dr. Walter Voit, associate professor and entrepreneur from the University of Texas at Dallas, and Director of the Center for Applied AI (CAIQUE). The mission of CAIQUE is provide intellectual, economic and intangible value to its five key stakeholder groups: 1.) UT Dallas administration 2.) UT Dallas faculty 3.) UT Dallas students 4.) the city of Richardson and 5.) the Richardson Innovation Quarter. Come learn more about this new Center for Applied AI and how it will interact with each of the five key stakeholder groups.
Thank you to our venue host, The Drawing Board!
8:30am – Coffee & Networking
9:00am – Opening Remarks
9:05am – Introductions
9:15am – IQ Speaker
9:45am – Q&A
Joining us online? Below is the Zoom link for the session:
Meeting ID: 898 7638 4877
Walter Everett Voit is an associate professor and entrepreneur from the University of Texas at Dallas where he explores the thermomechanics of shape memory polymers, flexible bioelectronics, next generation neural interfaces, 3-D printing, degradable polymers and the effects of ionizing radiation on polymers. Prof. Voit is a cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of startup company Adaptive3D, which licensed intellectual property from both Georgia Tech and UT Dallas in pursuit of next-generation acoustics and additive manufacturing based on specialty polymers and thiol chemistries. Voit co-founded Ares Materials in 2014 and co-founded Pascalor, Qualia, Inc. and Polycraft World in 2015, Skin Aware and BackStop Neural in 2016 and Qualia Labs, Qualia Oto, Capavax and Adaptive Holdings in 2017. In 2020 Prof. Voit co-founded Regulife Medical and Inspire Bioelectronics. Adaptive3D closed its Series B Venture Funding round and its capitalization table includes strategic partners representing Applied Materials, DSM now Covestro, Arkema, West Pharma, Chemence and the founding family of Texas Instruments, the McDermott family. Adaptive3D was acquired by Boston-based public company Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) in May. Dr. Voit is on the Executive Committee and the Science and Technology Chair of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards through the National Institute of Standards and Technology and an International Atomic Energy Agency consultant in the field of radiation crosslinked shape memory polymers. Voit is a DARPA Young Faculty Awardee and DARPA Director’s Fellow and works closely with industry including Texas Instruments, GlaxoSmithKline, Halliburton, Qorvo, Plexon and Zyvex. Voit graduated high school valedictorian and was recruited to UT Dallas through the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program. As a McDermott Scholar, Voit worked at Los Alamos National Labs and at Dallas nanotechnology startup company Zyvex. Voit received a B.S. in Computer Science in May 2005 and a Masters in Artificial Intelligence from UT Dallas in August 2006.