Co-ordinators

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Tamara Borine

Co-director

Tam is a data scientist at the Competition & Markets Authority, where she tries to understand digital markets and helps scale up analyses. She likes board games and lindy hop.

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Wendi Fan

Co-director

Wendi accidentally fell into working on CaSPAR and she’s been having a blast with it since. Currently she is trying to deal with some basic ops work, like figuring out the meaning of life and what
her future path should be. Once this is out of the way, she can focus on the important things like board games, origami and bouldering

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Vlad Mikulik

Operations

Vlad likes thoughtful design – from pretty letters on a page (he first joined CaSPAR as a graphic designer), to clearly structured arguments. Talk to him about quirky video games and relational meditation. His day job is research engineering at DeepMind.

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Zeli (Benjamin) Wang

Operations

Benjamin is a maths student at Cambridge and is exploring ways to use machine learning for good and for fun. Having attended CaSPAR 2019, he wants the next one to be fantastic too. He enjoys training for triathlon, songs from musicals, and YouTube binging.

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Jaime Sevilla

Affiliate

Jaime co-founded CaSPAR and works as a visiting researcher at CSER on forecasting the impact of new technologies. In his spare time he enjoys roleplaying and thinking about game design.

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Adria Garriga-Alonso Gonzales

Operations

Adrià's hobbies change way too often, but currently are yoga, lindy
hop and salsa dancing. You should talk to him about anything, really, but he'll enjoy philosophy, linguistics, music, or some of your hard-earned mad math skillz. Most of his time is spent on his PhD in probabilistic machine learning.

Instructors

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Matthew Rahtz

Research Engineer

DeepMind

Matthew grew fed up with neuroscience and switched to AI. His other interests include productive disagreement, improv, and convincing people that vegan dessert can taste good.

James Bell

Research Associate

Alan Turing Institute

James has a PhD in probability theory and is currently working on privacy and cryptography. He'd like to know how we can know what is true and is on the board of his local Unitarian Chapel.

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Alex Hill

Research Software Engineer

Imperial College London

Alex has a PhD in logic, and her all time intellectual hero is Bertrand Russell. She is passionate about good software and good science.

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Max Daniel

Senior Research Scholar

FHI, Oxford University

Max is using game theory to study
competition and it's role in the run up to existential catastrophes. He likes extreme metal, teaching, weird issues in the philosophy of language, and general abstract nonsense.