Sep 13, 2020 | E019 Alican Noyan on Launching a Machine Learning Startup Developing Diagnostic Tools in Healthcare
Dr. Alican Noyan has a background in Materials Science. He went for an industrial PhD program in Hewlett Packard in collaboration with the Institute of Photonic Sciences (Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain. During his PhD, he developed and fabricated a novel self-cleaning surface for HP. After his PhD, he continued working at ICFO. During his 2-year contract, he developed machine learning models for several photonics research projects. For example, he built a neural network for object detection and another for image-to-image translation for a novel microscope. He also used other machine learning algorithms for finding patterns inside particle scattering profiles.
Today, he works for his own company, Ipsumio, where he uses machine learning to solve problems in physics and healthcare for research groups and companies. He juggles his time between small consultancy projects and long term projects that might lead to the development of new diagnostic methods in healthcare and incorporation of new startups in the future.
In this webinar, Alican told us how PhD programs in private companies such as Hewlett Packard look like. Do you also publish peer-reviewed articles? Who supervises you? How much is your PhD research influenced by the commercial interests of the company that hires you? Furthermore, Alican told us about his entrepreneurial endeavors. When did he first think about setting his own company? What is his business model? What are his plans for the future? What is his philosophy about building business and building life?
Alican’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mehmetalicannoyan/
Alican’s Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/malicannoyan/
Alican’s recent work mentioned in this episode: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-75546-z/🔥
The website of Ipsumio: https://www.ipsumio.com/
The episode was recorded on September 13th, 2020. This material represents the speaker’s personal views and not the views of their current or former employer(s)..