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.
Walter Mahfuz, Modeler
Walter started in investment banking and worked for a brief period with server hardware before becoming a software engineer. Prior to joining eCortex he worked as a research assistant at a CU space physics lab. Walter holds a Bachelor degree in Marketing from UMass Dartmouth and Bachelor degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics from CU Boulder. His main interests are in neural networks and agent-based models.
Andrew Szabados, Modeler
Andrew has worked with embodied agents in the context of evolutionary robotics at the Laboratory of Artificial Life and Robotics at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome. He holds a BA in Mathematics and Linguistics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Paris-Sud, in addition to completing studies in Cognitive Science at CU-Boulder, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, and the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. His interests include computational simulation of cognitive phenomena, sensorimotor processes in particular.
Michol I. Bauer, Answerline Support Specialist
Ms Bauer has 9 years of experience in technical support, documentation, training, and product applications engineering. She previously worked in the FPGA semiconductor field at Xilinx Inc. Ms Bauer holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.