Elizabeth Ricker

Elizabeth Ricker holds a degree in Brain and Cognitive Science from MIT. During her time at MIT, she did research in educational technology, neuroscience and cognitive science, and developmental biology at the MIT Media Lab, the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. After graduation, she worked at a Carnegie Mellon educational technology spin-off company Carnegie Learning and helped start a web company Slique in Cambridge, MA.

The Internet of Things: Toward a Two Trillion Dollar Industry

September 03, 2014

Smart gadgets that help users in their daily lives need three things to succeed. Nine months ago, Google paid $3.2 billion for a little company called Nest. To put that sum in perspective: $3.2 billion is roughly equivalent to the GDP of the British Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Greenland...

Neuroinformatics Heads to School: The Future of Personalized Learning

January 04, 2012

The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed. —William Gibson, quoted in The Economist, December 4, 2003 In America, we love personalization: personal computers, personal trainers, and more recently, personalized medicine. Because we especially prize individuality, the ground is fertile for developing services that cater to individualized...