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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.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: FUTURE OF INTELLIGENCE INITIATIVE

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

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: FUTURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS INITIATIVE

Garrett Mindt, Ph.D., researches philosophy of the mind, philosophy and science of consciousness, ...
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Rachel St. Clair

MACHINE INTELLIGENCE FELLOW

Rachel St. Clair, Ph.D., aims to work on architectures that produce generally intelligent agents. She received her doctorate degree ...
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Steven Gubka, Ph.D.

NEUROETHICS, INTELLIGENCE, AND SOCIETY FELLOW

Steven Gubka, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at FAU’s Center for the Future Mind. Gubka ...
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SANDBOX MANAGER
AI SAFETY FELLOW

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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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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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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Samuel Director, Ph.D. Samuel Director, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in philosophy specializing in bioethics and political philosophy. He was recently a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University in Rhode Island. Much of his work examines the ...
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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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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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Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. ...
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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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Andrzej Nowak, Ph.D. Andrzej Nowak, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. His primary focus is on the dynamical approach to social psychology, social influence, computer simulations of psychological and ...
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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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Sam Mulopulos

Congressional Relations Fellow

Sam Mulopulos is the director of the Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus for co-chair and co-founder Senator Rob Portman ...
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Dan Turello

Technology and Humanity Fellow

Dan Turello, Ph.D., leads chair programs and manages the Kluge Prize at The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. ...
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Carol Gould, Ph.D.

Distinguished Senior Fellow

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 ...
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Students


MPCR Lab Members Students List

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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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Jennifer Giordano
Doctoral Student

Jennifer Giordano is a doctoral student with the Graduate Neuroscience Training Program in FAU’s ...
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Megan Spring
Doctoral Student

Megan Spring is a current doctoral student in Florida Atlantic University's comparative studies program ...
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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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Giovanni Michel
Graduate Student

Giovanni Michel is a master's student studying artificial intelligence in the department of electrical ...
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Morgan Benavidez
Graduate Student

Morgan Benavidez is a master's student studying artificial intelligence in the department of electrical ...
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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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Matt Trask
Affiliate Researcher

Matt Trask specializes in computer and robotics education in the Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox. ...
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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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