Scientific Advisory Board

We are honored to have assembled a Scientific Advisory Board of this caliber. These leaders in their fields are contributing their expertise to the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE to ensure maximum scientific rigor in guiding this competition.


Daniel Kraft, M.D.

Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and innovator. He is currently Executive Director of FutureMed, Medicine Track Chair of Singularity University, Founder & CEO of IntelliMedicine, and inventor of the MarrowMiner.

Dr. Kraft has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation. Daniel chairs the Medicine track for Singularity University and is Executive Director for FutureMed, a program which explores convergent, exponentially developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.

Following undergraduate degrees at Brown and medical school at Stanford, Dr. Kraft was board certified in the Harvard combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He went on to complete Stanford fellowships in hematology/oncology & bone marrow transplantation, and extensive research in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. He has multiple scientific publications (including in Nature and Science), medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at UCSF.

Dr. Tapani Ryhänen

Tapani Ryhänen heads Nokia Research Center’s Sensor and Material Technologies Laboratory in Cambridge, Espoo and Moscow, focusing on differentiating hardware and pervasive sensing solutions. He is responsible for Nokia’s research collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Nokia CTO technology council and a board member of the Nokia Foundation.

Before his current role he was leading Nokia’s strategic research in the areas of future user interfaces, future device architectures and interfaces, mechanics and miniaturization. His previous work at Nokia also covers sensor technologies and applications, wellness and health applications, ambient intelligence, RF MEMS, microsystems, architectures and interfaces of sensor modules and mass storage solutions. He has authored publications and over fifty granted patents on superconducting thin-film devices, micromechanical sensors and actuators, biomagnetic measurements, nanotechnologies, and mobile phone technologies and applications. His is one of the creators of the Nokia Morph concept and an author and editor of a book “Nanotechnologies for Future Mobile Devices”. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the EU Graphene Flagship Project.

Joseph Wang

Joseph Wang is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of NanoEngineering at University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA. After holding a Regents Professor position at NMSU he moved to Arizona State University where he served as the Director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors (Biodesign Institute). He joined the UCSD NanoEngineering Dept. in 2008. He also serves as the Chief Editor of Electroanalysis. His research interests include the development of nanomotors and nanoactuators, bioelectronics and biosensors, and “smart” wearable sensor systems. He has authored over 925 research papers, 10 books, 12 patents, and 35 chapters (H Index 104).

Roni Zeiger, M.D.

Roni Zeiger is the former Chief Health Strategist at Google, where he led efforts ranging from Google Flu Trends to Symptom Search. In 2012, he co-founded Smart Patients in order to amplify the knowledge created by networks of engaged patients. Dr. Zeiger serves as CEO of Smart Patients and continues to see patients part time at a local urgent care center.

Dr. Zeiger earned his M.D. at Stanford University and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He has served as a clinical instructor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and received a master’s degree in biomedical informatics from Stanford.

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