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Members

Leadership


Susan Schneider

DIRECTOR

Susan Schneider, Ph.D., William F. Dietrich Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, in collaboration with ...
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Elan Barenholtz, Ph.D.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Elan Barenholtz, Ph.D., is associate director of the Center for the Future Mind, an associate professor at Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and ...
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William Hahn, Ph.D.

DIRECTOR, INITIATIVE ON THE FUTURE OF INTELLIGENCE

William Hahn, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Hahn earned ...
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Andrea Miller, Ph.D.

DIRECTOR, INITIATIVE ON SURVEILLANCE

Andrea Miller, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. They earned their doctorate degree ...
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Cody Turner

GRAD LEAD, MPCR LAB
FUTURE OF INTELLIGENCE FELLOW

Rachel St. Clair is a doctoral candidate in the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences ...
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Faculty


Marina Banchetti, Ph.D. Marina Banchetti, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. She earned her doctorate degree in philosophy from the University of Miami and specializes in phenomenology, philosophy ...
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Justin Bernstein, Ph.D. Justin Bernstein, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. Bernstein earned his doctorate degree in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his master’s in ...
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Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D. Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., is a professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and executive director of the Brain Institute. Blakely, a native of Columbus, Ga., earned his bachelor’s in philosophy summa cum laude from Emory ...
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Daniel Bolojan Daniel Bolojan is an assistant professor in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. His research focuses on the application of computational design and deep learning strategies in architecture and architectural ...
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Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D. Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., is the associate vice president for STEM partnerships in the Division of Academic Affairs. In this position, he acts as a liaison between FAU and the Max Planck Florida Institute by leading strategic ...
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Chad E. Forbes, Ph.D. Chad E. Forbes, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and FAU's Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute. He earned his bachelor's in psychology (minors in biology and chemistry) ...
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Carol Gould, Ph.D. Carol Gould, Ph.D., is a professor in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. Gould earned her doctorate degree in philosophy from the University of Buffalo, State University of New York, SUNY Buffalo, where ...
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Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D. Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D., is a professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and executive director of the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering. Hallstrom earned ...
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Clevis Headley, Ph.D. Clevis Headley, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. Headley earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in philosophy from the University of Miami. Previously, he earned ...
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Frederick Hoffman, Ph.D. Frederick Hoffman, Ph.D., is a professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. He earned his doctorate degree from the University of Virginia. Hoffman’s research has been infinite groups and the related area of ...
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Scott Kelso, Ph.D. Scott Kelso, Ph.D., is an Eminent Scholar in Science and professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. He also holds the Glenwood and Martha Creech Chair in Science and is founder of the Center for Complex Systems ...
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Ashley Kennedy, Ph.D. Ashley Kennedy, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Philosophy in the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. She earned her bachelor’s in astronomy and physics followed by her doctorate degree in philosophy, both from the University ...
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Kevin Lanning, Ph.D. Kevin Lanning, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology in the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. He earned his doctorate degree from the University of California. Lanning teaches psychology of of personality, political psychology, behavioral ...
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Christopher Maraffi, MFA Christopher Maraffi, MFA, is an assistant professor in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. Maraffi earned his degree in digital arts and new media and a master’s in computer science from the University of California ...
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Oge Marques, Ph.D. Oge Marques, Ph.D., is a professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the advisor for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare Interest Group in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. Marques earned his ...
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Warner Miller, Ph.D. Warner Miller, Ph.D., is a professor and chair of the physics department in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. He also holds an emeritus position at the Air Force Research Laboratory in New Mexico since retiring ...
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Mehrdad Nojoumian, Ph.D. Mehrdad Nojoumian, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the director of the Privacy, Security and Trust in Autonomy Lab. He earned his doctorate degree in computer science from the ...
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Paul R. Peluso, Ph.D. Paul R. Peluso, Ph.D., is the senior associate dean and professor in the College of Education. He is the author of eight books, including “A Family Systems Guide to Infidelity: Helping Couples Understand, Recover From, and Avoid ...
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Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D. Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., is a professor at Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and a Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics. Sarajdini studied at Yale University for undergraduate and graduate ...
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Richard Shusterman, Ph.D. Richard Shusterman, Ph.D., is a Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities, professor of philosophy and English, and director of the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture. He earned a bachelor's degree in ...
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Gerald Sim, Ph.D. Gerald Sim, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and earned his doctorate degree from the University of Iowa. Sim’s research is based in theoretically informed film ...
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Anthony Stagliano, Ph.D. Anthony Stagliano, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the English department in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, and director of FAU’s Advanced Media Production Lab. He is a scholar of rhetoric and a filmmaker ...
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Ruth Tappen, EdD Ruth Tappen, EdD, is professor and Christine E. Lynn Eminent Scholar in FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. She is an experienced researcher and scholar who has conducted extensive research on issues related to care ...
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Mark Tunick Mark Tunick, Ph.D., a professor of political science in FAU’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, is a political theorist who writes and teaches about privacy, punishment and other ethical and legal topics. He received his doctoral degree in ...
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Robin R. Vallacher, Ph.D. Robin R. Vallacher, Ph.D., is interim chair and professor of psychology in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. He is also a research associate in the Center for Complex Systems, University of Warsaw, Poland, and a research ...
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Kevin Wagner, Ph.D. Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., professor and department chair in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, researches and teaches judicial politics, political behavior, legislative behavior, American political development ...
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Fellows


Jerry McNerney, Ph.D

Distinguished Senior Fellow

Jerry McNerney, Ph.D., is a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served on the House Committee ...
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Stephen Wolfram

Distinguished Senior Fellow

Stephen Wolfram , is the creator of Mathematica, system for modern technical computing; WolframAlpha, algorithms, knowledgebase ...
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Lenore Blum

Distinguished Senior Fellow

Lenore Blum, Ph.D., is an emeritus distinguished career professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon ...
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Manuel Blum

Distinguished Senior Fellow

Manuel Blum, Ph.D., is an emeritus Bruce Nelson professor of computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University), Pennsylvania ...
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Edwin L. Turner

Distinguished Senior Fellow

Edwin L. Turner is professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University, New Jersey. He also serves as co-chair of the ...
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Bernard Baars

Distinguished Senior Fellow

Bernard J. Baars, Ph.D., is co-founder and editor in chief of the Society for MindBrain Sciences, an affiliated fellow, and former ...
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Natasha Vita More

Distinguished Senior Fellow

Natasha Vita-More, Ph.D., is founder of transhumanist studies and former professor of innovation, ethics and communication at ...
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Cody Turner

Future of Consciousness Fellow

Cody Turner, ABD, is a doctoral student at the University of Connecticut, studying ...
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Robert Prentner, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow

Robert Prentner, Ph.D., is a scientist and philosopher who bridges consciousness research in philosophy with mathematics ...
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Students


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Stephen Hoover
Doctoral Researcher

Stephen Hoover is a doctoral student in FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and a member of the Machine ...
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Misha Klopukh
Undergraduate Researcher

Misha Klopukh is an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in mathematics. He has been a researcher at ...
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Pedram Nimreezi
Affiliate Researcher

Pedram Nimreezi specializes in training robotic dogs and in on-demand artificial intelligence, capable of ...
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Asal Nouri
Doctoral Researcher

Asal Nouri is a fourth-year doctoral student in Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and a member of FAU’s the ...
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Claudius Osei
Doctoral Researcher

Claudius Osei is a doctoral student with the Graduate Neuroscience Training Program in FAU’s Stiles-Nicholson Brain ...
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Subhosit Ray
Doctoral Researcher

Subhosit Ray is interested in every system as computation and how evolving computation rules leads to emergence ...
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Matt Trask
Graduate Researcher

Matt Trask is graduate student of education leadership (adult and community education) in the College of Education. He is a ...
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