UMass Amherst Alumnus Christopher Larkin to talk on Health Care and Advanced Technology on Dec. 6

AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst alumnus Christopher Larkin will give a talk titled, “Keeping Patients Safe and Healthy with Advanced Technology,” at a special alumni seminar Thursday, Dec. 6 from 10-11 a.m. in the Gunness Student Center conference room in Marcus Hall on the Amherst campus. Larkin will discuss how technological advancements in modeling software and artificial intelligence can better foster healthcare optimization. The event is free and open to the public.

Larkin is chief technology officer for General Electric Healthcare, a company with more than 10,000 employees based in Washington State. He has created software products for the healthcare marketplace with a focus on performance solutions and analytics. More recently, he has been working on a project called “Industrial Internet,” which outlines GE’s approach to bringing digital intelligence to the physical world of industry.

Larkin earned his master’s degree in industrial engineering and operations research at UMass Amherst in 1988. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in business finance at Virginia Commonwealth University.