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About the Scientist

Dr. Vivienne Ming was named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine. She co-founded Socos, where machine learning and cognitive neuroscience combine to maximize students' life outcomes. Vivienne is also a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, where she pursues her research in neuroprosthetics.

About the Guest Comedians

Joey Avery is a standup comedian rising quickly in the San Francisco comedy scene. He received the Jimmy Gunn award for Best Newcomer to the Bay Area comedy scene in 2014, top 10 video status on Reddit, and has been recognized with top 3 finishes in the 2014 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition, the 2015 Make Me Laugh San Francisco Competition, and the 2015 Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition.

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is the 2016 winner of the Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award presented by the National Women’s Political Caucus. KQED named her one of the twenty “Women to Watch” and SF Weekly named her one of the “16 Bay Area performers to watch in 2016.”



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