Prof. Farid Amirouche invited by the National Academies of Science which invited 100 key reserachers in the US by reviewing individual proposals and CVs of a large number of researchers( see link). The 100 people include a combination of engineers, medical doctors, and scientists to address the question of how to make prosthesis smart or simply how to connect the brain to prosthesis. Prof. Amirouche is one of the speakers and will be in the group focusing on smart prostheis.
Approximately 100 active researchers in the United States have been invited to attend the conference, with representation from science, social science, engineering and medical disciplines. The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative will pay all travel expenses, including lodging and meals, for invited research attendees, who are expected to attend the entire conference. In addition, representatives of private and public funding organizations, university and government leadership, and science journals will be invited to attend in order to stimulate conversations about funding, communicating, and supporting interdisciplinary research.