ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Rita Carter

Rita Carter is a renowned author, broadcaster and lecturer on brain science. Rita has earned numerous awards and her books, on subjects ranging from neuropsychology to the human brain, are read throughout the world.

These include Mapping the Mind, the first comprehensive layman's guide to neuropsychology, Exploring Consciousness, Mapping Memory, Multiplicity – The New Science of Personality, Identity, and the Self and The Human Brain. She is currently working on a book charting the connections between genes, brain function and behaviour.

Rita began her career as a newspaper reporter, and subsequently worked in magazines, radio and TV. She co-presented London’s nightly news programme, 'Thames News' for six years and produced and presented regular radio programmes about medicine and psychology.

She continues to contribute to a wide range of TV and radio programmes and talks and lectures about brain science. She was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the prestigious Leuven University for her services to science communication.

 

Robert Hercus @ Abdul Karim Hercus
Founder & Director, Neuramatix Sdn Bhd

Robert is the inventor of the NeuraBASE™ technology which is the basis for most of the applications developed by Neuramatix and its subsidiary companies.

Robert earned his BSc (Hons) Degree in Information Science from Monash University. He has over 40 years’ experience specialising in large-scale computing infrastructure and computationally intensive projects.

This includes hardware and software development, military systems development, overseeing the implementation of the IT infrastructure and the development of Touch ‘n Go prepaid card in Malaysia (the first in the world for tolls and multi-company settlement).

 

Dr Tomas H. Maul
Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham Malaysia

Tomas H. Maul received his BSc (Hons) in Biological Psychology from University of St. Andrews, an MS degree in Computer Science from Imperial College, an MS degree in Advanced Computing from Imperial College and a PhD degree in Computational Neuroscience from University of Malaya.

He worked for two years at MIMOS Bhd as a Senior Researcher in the fields of pattern recognition and computer vision. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, where he conducts research in the areas of Neural Computation and Computer Vision.