Inventor, WeArm // UN Global Goals Ambassador
Okezue Bell is an entrepreneur and student. He is the founder and director of Fidutam, a project using blockchain technology to set up funded bank accounts for unbanked and low-income communities. The company has won over $150,000 in awards. Aside from Fidutam, Okezue has conducted research at Harvard Medical School and the MIT Media Lab. In 2022, he was named a Research Science Institute (RSI) Scholar, which is considered the most prestigious research honor for high school students in the world. Okezue's seminal research was on developing the WeArm, low-cost and high-functioning prosthetic arm. His device has over $80,000 in support and won the International BioGENEius Grand Prize. His work has been featured in Yahoo News, Accenture at COP26, Marketplace, the NASDAQ, and more. // Industry focus: Machine learning/large ensemble models, biomechanical engineering, sociology/data-driven social studies. //
- Machine Learning
- Socially-responsive innovation
- Computer science
Publications & Blog post of Okezue Bell
- Research paper -- On the Diffusion Time Evolution of Folding Chains in the Heteropolymer Model
- Research paper -- Applications of Gaussian Mutation for Self Adaptation in Evolutionary Genetic Algorithms
- Mathematics Research Blog
- MIT Media Lab Research
- WeArm Feature
- NASDAQ Face of Entrepreneurship
- CSTA CS Hero
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