My work at IBM Research Lab
I was on the cover of a magazine, thanks to the work being done at IBM Research!articles making apps ibm research maker tjbot tubercolosis healthcare wearables electronics solar android braamfontein tshimologong
African Business Network magazine, Volume 3 Issue 4, featured me on the cover! You can read the issue online or view the PDF of the cover story that outlines what we currently work on at the newly-launched IBM Research Lab in Johannesburg.
I am an engineer (both software and hardware) at the lab, bringing some of the ideas into reality, with the judicious application of making and coding.
Here is my IBM story so far, in tweets:
Officially an IBMer at @IBMResearch #dreamjob pic.twitter.com/x3Vh5ZiaPn— Toby Kurien (@TobyKurien) May 25, 2016
IBM scientist @TobyKurien shows off our maker space to students and start-ups #IBMResearchWITS pic.twitter.com/g3zeVs9o2d— IBM Research (@IBMResearch) August 26, 2016
This is me explaining the custom RF tags we developed at @IBMResearch with @SiGNLLabs to tackle tubercolosis https://t.co/zZIRBagW0B— Toby Kurien (@TobyKurien) September 2, 2016
How @TobyKurien, a "maker" in our South Africa lab is tagging #tuberculosis https://t.co/36tDND4apx #ibmresearch pic.twitter.com/QWbwFBBz0c— IBM Research (@IBMResearch) October 11, 2016
WOW, Great story. Check out who is on the cover @TobyKurien! Great photos of @solo_assefa and @gsiwo. Game changing research in #Africa https://t.co/Bdup2QnegG— IBM Research (@IBMResearch) November 25, 2016
The bracelet that catches a killer: Could wearable tech track TB in South Africa? https://t.co/havy1tHRVZ pic.twitter.com/rPbxrpTQWw— IBM Research (@IBMResearch) January 26, 2017
#IBMers have developed an app to drive the leap to universal electrification in Africa. It’s all solar. @TobyKurien https://t.co/x3SEJ7hPmB— IBM Research (@IBMResearch) January 25, 2017
Our lab #tjbot can now listen, process, and respond to human speech using Watson's speech APIs and Conversation API #IBMResearchWits pic.twitter.com/rQIgz7NUa0— Toby Kurien (@TobyKurien) December 8, 2016
Demo'd the self-driving RC car @IBMResearch for #machinelearning incl skewed dataset - track has too few right turns! #ibmreseachwits pic.twitter.com/sPjN8fFgt1— Toby Kurien (@TobyKurien) June 5, 2017
Make a talking robot with @TobyKurien #fakugesi workshop! If you didn't get a space. Join us at the #MarketHack 9 Sep 10-4pm @staysouthpoint pic.twitter.com/8TFAzNMvz5— Fak'ugesi Festival (@fakugesi) September 8, 2017
The @IBMResearch EmpowerSolar app has been released! Use it to design a solar solution for your home or small business: https://t.co/BzWMVKoxAE #empowersolar4africa— Toby Kurien (@TobyKurien) December 3, 2017
So today we @IBMResearch went out to @ASESouthAfrica to try that Bluetooth keyboard on student phones. Turns out:— Toby Kurien (@TobyKurien) July 26, 2018
- Works on all the phones we tried
- Kids had no idea this was a thing
- They love it!
Can't afford laptops for each child? Buy bluetooth keyboards instead! pic.twitter.com/zHabeTRhpG
Our work @ibmresearch on peer-assisted language learning will be presented at Learning@Scale 2019! https://t.co/DXXXQDFUAn— Toby Kurien (@TobyKurien) May 23, 2019
Excited to reveal something @richardyoung00 and I have cooked up at @IBMResearch— Toby Kurien (@TobyKurien) December 9, 2019
Browser Functions: A new #serverless platform using Web Browser execution engineshttps://t.co/aCsb01wSrA
This what my team has been working on for the past few months @IBMResearch in partnership with @WitsUniversity #Covid19SA https://t.co/bo7VjVAica— Toby Kurien (@TobyKurien) June 26, 2020
🇿🇦Researchers at the @WitsUniversity have teamed with scientists at IBM, @UPTuks and @GCR_Observatory in #Gauteng to build a dashboard for tracking Covid-19 at the provincial level to prevent the spread of the virus via @qzafrica @bbrowdie @TobyKurien https://t.co/0J0urOVitd— IBM Research (@IBMResearch) July 3, 2020
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