Battelle, Principal Research Statistician
David Friedenberg, Ph.D. is a Principal Research Statistician at Battelle. For the past 3 years, Dr. Friedenberg has led the Battelle NeuroLife™ Algorithms and Data Science team that processes neural data from a paralyzed subject with a 96 electrode sensor implanted in his motor cortex. David oversees the development of machine learning algorithms that monitor neural activity in real time and translates them into hand movements, which are then executed by the subject with the help of an electrical stimulation system. This project has been featured in Nature, on the front page of the New York Times and has won several awards, including a 2016 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, three R&D 100 Awards and the Brain Computer Interface Society’s Best Project Award. Dr. Friedenberg has extensive experience developing statistical algorithms and software, including developing graphical user interfaces and integrating statistical software into larger platforms for Government and commercial clients. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010.