Dr Greg Cohen is a researcher at the MARCS institute developing Bio-inspired cameras. These cameras mimic how the human eye works by only detecting changes rather than taking a picture of the whole field of view. In this episode, Greg talks to us about the utility of his camera in astronomy, detecting space junk, medical science, etc. We also talk about evolution algorithms, AI, his ping pong robot, and more.
Jon Finch is the 3MT winner at WSU. He's a PhD candidate who loves and researches insects. In this episode we discuss where this fascination came from, the importance of insects, his early research where he had to catch seabirds committing"adultery", and more.
Prof Tom Millar is a biochemist with a particular interest in the eye. In this episode, Tom talks to us about his research into the tear film, the device he built to detect issues with the tear film, the need for PhD candidates to develop skills beyond science and much more.