data scientist. theoretical neuroscientist. consciousness theorizer. social tech entrepreneur.

I'm currently working at Apple on Siri. On the website Quora, I write about neuroscience, AI, and Consciousness (1000+ articles, 60k followers) inspired by my time at the UC Berekeley Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience. I am a one-time software entrepreneur with interests at the intersection of psychology, society, AI, neuroscience, and technology strategy.

Most recently, I've been leading data science teams as a Data Science Manager at Apple (AI/ML Siri), Uber, Quora, and Facebook, with projects spanning user engagement optimization, machine learning, and conversational modeling.

While at the UC Berkeley Theoretical Neuroscience Center as a visiting scholar I worked on computational models of spiking neural networks in vision. Earlier in my career I founded two software companies, one of which was an early social networking company started at the same time as LinkedIn and Facebook. I started out as a software engineer at NeXT (a Steve Jobs company) and Oracle after studying computer science at Harvard.

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Clubhouse/Podcast: I've recently been hosting the Neuro+AI+Consciousness conversation series on the Clubhouse mobile app, some of which are recorded. For a list of upcoming and past conversation events, click here.