DR. RANDAL KOENE

CHAIRMAN

Koene founded Carboncopies in 2010. He earned his Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology at McGill University, and his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Information Theory at Delft University of Technology. Between 2008 and 2010, Koene was Director of the Department of Neuroengineering at the Fatronik-Tecnalia Institute in Spain, the third largest private research organization in Europe. He is a former Professor at the Center for Memory and Brain of Boston University, and is co-founder of the Neural Engineering Corporation of Massachusetts. Randal is currently lead scientist at Kernel.

 

MALLORY TACKETT

PRESIDENT

Graduated with a Bachelor’s in Physics and minor in Computer Science. Her main research interests are machine learning, brain theories, neuromorphic hardware, computational brain models and bioinformatics.

 

ALEXANDER MCLIN

TREASURER & SECRETARY

Graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2005 with dual Bachelor’s of Sciences in Computer Science and Mathematics. He has made a career out of multiple IT based roles, including programmer, network administrator, web and database developer, and business solution analyst. His interests are in computing, neuroscience, computational science, statistics, and humanism. He is also fascinated by the idea of human minds as complex information processes performed by biological neural tissues. He also is interested in validating Substrate-Independent Mind ideas with evidence-based research and understanding Substrate-Independent Minds from a humanistic point of view.

 

JEVON FEINBLATT

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Has vast experience in finance, product strategy, recruiting, and business development. In addition to other projects he is working on, he helps facilitate various types of financing for life extension, human intelligence, and biotech for-profit and non-profit entities. He wants to be a part of what he believes is the next step for humanity.

 

STEFANIA SCHINO

DIRECTOR OF GRANTS MANAGEMENT

Received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Bari University of Economy with expertise in project management, strategy and funding for the creation of new businesses and European funding. Her area of interest includes innovative technologies for life extension and transhumanism.

 

DR. KEITH WILEY

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Bachelor’s in Psychology, with expertise in artificial life, evolutionary algorithms, image-processing, optimized search, topology, distributed processing, and machine learning. He has acted as an advisor for Lifeboat Foundation and Brain Preservation Foundation and has worked in the big data industry for several years. His interest and viewpoint on Substrate-Independent Minds are expressed in his book ‘A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading’.

 

ALLEN SULZEN

WEB DEVELOPMENT & CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Allen is a freelance web developer with experience in business administration and multimedia content production. He currently produces the Carboncopies Podcast and assists with operations/web development. He believes that Whole Brain Emulation represents the natural next step in the evolution of humanity.

 

RACHEL ALLEN

PRODUCT DIRECTOR

Has extensive experience in product management applying new to market technologies to solve complex industry problems. Rachel receive her Masters in Information Technology from Northwestern University. Her interest in Carboncopies centers on making academic research on whole brain emulation and substrate independent minds accessible to the masses for life and mental capacity extension.

 

ALICIA SMALLWOOD

RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Graduated from DePauw University’s 5-year double degree program in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor’s of Music in clarinet performance. Alicia is now currently working as a clinical research coordinator at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. Her interest in Carboncopies stems from her goals to study the physiology of our subjective sense of self and if this phenomenon can be preserved in a non-biological substrate.

 

DR. ABOLFAZL ALIPOUR

RESEARCHER

Abolfazl Alipour holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, where he also serves as the head of student neuroscience research team. His research and publications relate EEG, behavioral methods, and computational approaches to the mechanisms of perception in the brain. Abolfazl’s involvement with Carboncopies evolved from his interest in the application of Substrate-Independent Minds to life extension.

 

BILL CROUGHAN

RESEARCHER

Bill double-majored in math and computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently earning his PhD at UC Berkeley, developing and applying quantitative methods to study the function and mechanism of hippocampal replay events.

 

NAVID FARAHANI

RESEARCHER

Navid works as a computational pathologist at 3scan, a San Francisco based start-up building robotic microscopy tools and software for large-scale sample analysis and 3D visualizations. He received his medical degree from Cedars-Sinai and completed his pathology residency at UPMC. Navid is interested in brain scanning technology and data analysis.

 

ILYA SAPRANIDI

RESEARCHER

Received his Bachelor’s degree in Complex Systems Science from Saint-Petersburg State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation. His areas of interest include startup management, neural networks, data analysis, and virtual reality. He intends to focus his contribution on researching economic viability and sustainability of mind uploading, as well as its political and ethical implications. He is also interested in raising public awareness of the Substrate-Independent Minds movement.

 

SARA KOCHANNY

RESEARCHER

Sara received her Bachelor’s in Biology from New York University. She currently works at the University of Chicago, where her time is split between using deep learning for Cancer Informatics and as a Research Coordinator for a brain-machine interface clinical trial. She is interested in developing neural interfaces that modify sensory inputs to the brain and augment an individual’s subjective experience of their reality.

 

MIKA MAUTNER-ROHDE

RESEARCHER

Currently pursuing his bachelor degree in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam. His interest in the Carboncopies Foundation is predominantly in the area of academic research projects, with a focus on the biology of the brain. These are projects that can advance the science closer to a realization of the fascinating possibility of whole brain emulation. As a waypoint he sees significant potential in brain-computer interfaces.

 

KEILAND COOPER

RESEARCHER

Keiland studied Cognitive science and Neuroscience at Indiana University. He is currently pursuing his PhD studying the dynamics of complex intelligent systems, particularly the neuroscience of learning and memory and its applications to artificial intelligence. More information about him can be found at http://www.kwcooper.xyz

 

FELIPE TIRADO

RESEARCHER

 

ROWAN WHITNEY

RESEARCHER

 

GABRIEL JOHANSSON

CHAIR OF SWEDEN CHAPTER

Gabriel works as a strategist within the public sector and has previous experience with running NGO operations including project management, event planning and organizational development. His main interest is the impact Carboncopies goals, and related research, will have on society and human life.

VICTORIA HJALMARSSON

RESEARCHER, SWEDEN CHAPTER

Victoria focuses her studies on User Experience Design, with a strong interest in Cognitive Neuroscience.

 

FRANCIS ERDMAN

RESEARCHER

Software Engineer with a long, personal and professional, interest in AI, and in an early job worked on a back propagation neural network used by PJM, a power company, to predict energy demands on the electric grid using historical data, which ignited a lifelong interest in neural networks. Passionate about the potential of Artificial Intelligence and Brain Emulation to advance scientific knowledge and one day be able to bring new life forms – AI – into existence in a cooperative relationship with society, as well as the potential future ability to transfer mind / consciousness into digital / chemical substrates to enable continuity of subjectivity past current limitations of biology, and in the more near term, the possibilities that would be given by having a good digital map of the brain for the advancement of medicine and neuroscience.

MICHAEL ULRICH

RESEARCHER

Graduated from Arizona State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Space Exploration and is pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science at Grand Canyon University. Main interests of research are programming, human-machine interaction, and trans-humanism-societal relations. Employed as a semiconductor assembly technician. Wants to see Whole Brain Emulation become a reality in his lifetime. It is the next essential step in human evolution which has incredible potential. To be able to be a part of that is calling that can’t be ignored.

SAMUEL HOSOVSKY

RESEARCHER

Samuel is a technology consultant primarily in enterprise marketing and data solutions. He studied Computer Science at Charles University of Prague and is finishing a part-time Master’s programme in Computing and Information Systems. His research is focused on resolving the computational challenges in cleansing, transforming but mostly interpreting experimental data for the purpose of WBE.

 

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PROF. THEODORE BERGER

ADVISER

David Packard Chair of Engineering & Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. Prof. Berger is widely acknowledged for his pioneering theoretical and experimental work in biomimetic systems and the development of the first experimental neural prosthesis in mammalian and human hippocampus.

 

DR. DIANA DECA

ADVISER

Neuroscientist at the University of Southern California and specialist in the study of single neuron integration and in-vivo neurophysiology.

 

DR. KENNETH HAYWORTH

ADVISER

Kenneth Hayworth, President and Co-Founder of the Brain Preservation Foundation, is currently a Senior Scientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus (JFRC) in Ashburn, Virginia. Hayworth is co-inventor of the Tape-to-SEM process for high-throughput volume imaging of neural circuits at the nanometer scale and he designed and built several automated machines to implement this process.

PROF. ANTHONY ZADOR

ADVISER

Anthony M. Zador is a neuroscientist and the Alle Davis Harris Professor of Biology and Chair of Neuroscience at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He is a co-founder of the Computational and Systems Neuroscience (COSYNE) conference. Dr. Zador’s research has focused on understanding the circuits of the auditory cortex in rodents. More recently, he has pioneered a new approach to connectome mapping using the methods of molecular biology, which may dramatically decrease the cost and improve the speed of mapping neuronal circuits at the single cell level.

 

DR. MICHAEL CERULLO

ADVISER

Michael A. Cerullo, M.D. graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2000. He works in Cincinnati, OH and specializes in Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Cerullo is affiliated with UC Medical Center. Dr. Cerullo specializes in the scientific study of consciousness and the problem of personal identity (are we the same person through time). Recently his interests have led him to study the philosophical implications of whole brain emulation (uploading).

 

DR. BEN GOERTZEL

ADVISER

Ben Goertzel is Chief Scientist of financial prediction firm Aidyia Holdings; Chairman of AI software company Novamente LLC, which is a privately held software company, and bioinformatics company Biomind LLC, which is a company that provides advanced AI for bioinformatic data analysis (especially microarray and SNP data); Chairman of the Artificial General Intelligence Society and the OpenCog Foundation; Vice Chairman of futurist nonprofit Humanity+; Scientific Advisor of biopharma firm Genescient Corp.; Advisor to the Singularity University; Research Professor in the Fujian Key Lab for Brain-Like Intelligent Systems at Xiamen University, China; and general Chair of the Artificial General Intelligence conference series, an American author and researcher in the field of artificial intelligence. He is an advisor to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (formerly the Singularity Institute) and formerly its Director of Research.

 

TODD HUFFMAN

ADVISER

Todd Huffman, M.S., is the CEO of 3Scan, and has been working with the technology behind 3Scan since 2005. Todd Huffman worked with the late Bruce McCormick, who pioneered the KESM technology. Dr. McCormick saw connectomics and meso-scale neural architecture as a key to understanding human computation. Fearing that the technology would languish after the death of Dr. McCormick, Todd decided to develop 3Scan Corp to enable its continued development. While working on his MS in bioinformatics he collaborated with at Texas A&M, and architected the spin out of 3Scan into a commercial enterprise.

JAMES INGALLINERA

ADVISER

Founder & CEO of Tribe Coliving in New York City.

 

DR. EUGEN LEITL

ADVISER

 

JOE STROUT

ADVISER

Joe Strout is a software engineer with an M.S. in Neuroscience from UCSD. Strout created and maintained the first web site about mind uploading with a serious technical focus, the Mind Uploading Home Page (https://www.ibiblio.org/jstrout/uploading/), collecting writings about mind uploading and considering a reconstruction method based on compartmental neuron models based on scanned tissue sclices. Strout was the maintainer of the first iteration of the Mind Uploading Research Group (MURG) mailing list in the 1990s.