Anna has previously done machine learning research for NASA and applied mathematics research on the statistics of phage metagenomics. She holds a degree in mathematics from UC Santa Barbara.
Timothy spent 4 years in research, operations, and management at GiveWell. He also lobbied for Environment America, wrote policy reports for Frontier Group, and ran political campaign offices. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford.
Eli's deeply committed to making the world better, in whatever way he can. His current focus is developing frameworks for bridging deep intractable-seeming disagreements and for transferring tacit knowledge between people. He's also been thinking about the history of science and bridgings between phenomenology and neuroscience.
Dan has researched the psychology of judgment and decision making and published a paper on the science of human rationality. He holds a master’s degree in social psychology from Cornell and a BA in mathematics and statistics from Swarthmore.
Elizabeth is an aspiring dicentenarian, former unschooler, and the current Chief of the awesome Event Horizon house in Berkeley.
Adam has previously worked in politics, journalism and startups. He aspires to live in Star Wars and loves slime mold, ctenophores, weird timbres, metaethics, working memory optimization, David Attenborough, logical empiricism, swarms, sensible incentive structures and weddell seals.
After studying Political Science at Duke, Luke spent a year teaching English in Spain on a Fulbright scholarship. He recently joined CFAR to become an instructor, run workshop operations, and manage miscellaneous projects. He can be found exploring methods of communication and introspection, climbing trees, and making music.
Brienne studied formal logic and philosophy in school. Their work emphasizes applied phenomenology, as does most everything else they do. When they grow up, they want to be a low-gravity ballet choreographer, among other things.
Davis likes rationality, Stoicism, and people with coherent and unusual life philosophies.
Qiaochu was a Ph.D. student in mathematics at UC Berkeley on an NSF fellowship with an extensive background in category theory, algebraic topology, and related subjects. He has written thousands of answers to other people's questions about mathematics on Quora, MathOverflow, and math.stackexchange.
Ben received his Bachelor's in Science, Technology, and International Affairs from Georgetown University. He currently works at Google as a Technical Solutions Consultant. In his free time he enjoys brainstorming what the worst startup idea of all time would be.
Tsvi Benson-Tilsen studies mathematics at UC Berkeley and researches how to design safe artificial intelligence systems at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. He knows many riddles and can sometimes be found jumping, climbing, and/or wandering.
Matt worked as a data scientist in industry before becoming a staff writer for MIRI. His interests are in machine learning, efficiency, rationality, and the future. He has degrees in operations research, physics, and economics.
Eric likes math puzzles, racquet sports, and people. He spends his days making Arbital.com. His quest is to understand the Universe, and he's surprisingly capable of juggling.