Randall C. O’Reilly, Ph.D., Chief Scientist

Dr. O’Reilly is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has authored over 50 journal articles and an influential textbook on computational cognitive neuroscience. His work focuses on biologically-based computational models of learning mechanisms in different brain areas, including hippocampus, prefrontal cortex & basal ganglia, and posterior visual cortex. He has received significant funding from NIH, NSF, ONR, and DARPA. He is a primary author of the Emergent neural network simulation environment. O’Reilly completed a postdoctoral position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and was awarded an A.B. degree with highest honors in Psychology from Harvard

Seth Herd, Ph.D., CEO

Dr. Herd is a senior research associate at the University of Colorado. His scientific work includes neural network theories of phenomena including attention, visual search, executive function, and cross-modal learning, and he has been involved in and helped manage projects addressing the neural computations underlying episodic memory, working memory, planning, task-switching decision-making, and sensemaking. His interests include the applications of neural network theories of brain function to creating narrow and general artificial intelligence, and explaining human consciousness and ethics. He earned a doctorate degree in psychology and neuroscience from the University of Colorado, a bachelors in psychology also from CU, and a bachelors in physics with highest honors from Earlham College.