Hartley LeRoy, a North Carolina digital healthcare entrepreneur will focus on developing new solutions as a visiting fellow at the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC). “We welcome Hartley to our visiting fellows program . . .
which opens the door to collaborations with our data scientists,” said Nick Tsinoremas, PhD, IDSC director, vice provost for Research Computing and Data, and professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Computer Science and Health Informatics.
As a visiting fellow, LeRoy will work closely with Yelena Yesha, PhD, IDSC innovation officer, in developing blockchain solutions for the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). He is also assisting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the development of publications on coordinated registry networks.
LeRoy earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering specializing in computational intelligence and computer vision from North Carolina State University in May. While a student at NCSU, LeRoy co-founded Portal Technologies, which developed a vending machine that utilizes computer vision to serve customers, using an inference model to identify products. He also raised funding and received a fellowship from NCSU to continue work on the venture.
LeRoy also was the co-founder of TRASHR, which created an Internet of Things (IoT) system to optimize trash pick-up routes on the NCSU campus. He designed casing and wiring schematics, then constructed weatherproof prototype sensors.
Story by Richard Westlund