Max A. Little, PhD
Wellcome Trust-MIT Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Max Little, PhD, started his career developing audio algorithms for video games before earning a PhD in applied mathematics from University of Oxford. For his PhD Dr. Little developed signal processing and machine learning algorithms for detecting voice disorders. After his PhD, he extended these algorithms to detect Parkinson’s disease using voice recordings, in collaboration with Intel Corporation. After postdoctoral positions at Oxford, in 2010 he won a fellowship from the Wellcome Trust to further develop his research results in Parkinson’s at the Media Lab at MIT. For this research he was awarded a TED fellowship and a UNESCO-sponsored NetExplo award. His research is published in leading international journals including Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Journal of the Royal Society Interface and the Journal of Internet Medical Research. His research has been featured widely in the international press including BBC News, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” TED.com, CNN’s “The Next List” and Le Monde (France’s leading newspaper).