WISDM Speaker

Nataliya Kosmyna, PhD

Media Arts and Sciences | Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Computational Science and Engineering
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Speaking (Panel), Mentoring, Speaking (Presentation), Press Commentary, Co-founding Ventures, Board Seat/Advising, Startup Team Engagement, Academic Collaborations

About Nataliya

Nataliya is passionate about an idea of creating a partnership between AI and human intelligence, fusion of a machine and a human brain. She obtained her Ph.D in 2015 in the domain of non-invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs). Her work was covered in more than 100 TV appearances, radio and other news outlets all around the world. Nataliya worked for the past 10 years on designing solutions to control drones, rolling robots, home appliances using brain activity. Nataliya won multiple awards for her work, among which is L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science award in 2016. Nataliya was also named as one of 10 Top French Talent 2017 from MIT Innovators Under 35.

STEM Keywords

artificial intelligence, brain-machine interfaces, human-system interaction

Venture Keywords

brain-machine interfaces

Country of Origin


Nataliya's Innovation Activities

Recent Venture Activity

Braini Corporation

Other Innovation Activity

Mentorship, STEM for children with focus in supporting girls (programs and collaborations with UNESCO, L’Oréal, Microsoft)

Nataliya In the News

Get to know Nataliya Kosmyna: Q&A with Nataliya Kos’myna, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the MIT Media Lab

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Thinking Cap Demo by Nataliya Kosmyna for the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing celebration.

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Boston Globe: Nataliya Kosmyna from MIT created a Sorting Hat like the one from ‘Harry Potter’

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Nataliya Awards

L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science award, 2016

10 Top French Talent 2017 from MIT Innovators Under 35.

Best PhD Thesis, Université Grenoble-Alpes, France, 2016.