About us

Our Team

Jaime Sevilla
Director

Jaime is a researcher focused on statistics and technological forecasting. Besides his role at Epoch, he is a research affiliate of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University and the cofounder of Riesgos Catastróficos Globales.

Tamay Besiroglu
Associate director

Tamay is a researcher focusing on the Economics of Computing and big-picture trends in Machine Learning. In addition to his role at Epoch, Tamay is a researcher at the Future Tech Lab at MIT. Previously, he led strategy for Metaculus, consulted for the UK Government, and worked at the Future of Humanity Institute.

Keith Wynroe
Research Manager

Before working at Epoch, Keith worked in quantitative finance and then as a Research Analyst at Forethought Foundation. He has a BA in Philosophy from Trinity College, Cambridge.

Pablo Villalobos
Staff Researcher

Pablo has a background in Mathematics and Computer Science. After spending some time as a software engineer, he decided to pivot towards AI. His interests include the economic consequences of advanced AI systems and the role of algorithmic improvements in AI progress.

Anson Ho
Staff Researcher

Anson is a researcher and writer for Epoch. His research interests are in interpretability, theoretical AI alignment, and ensuring safe AI development through governance and strategy. Prior to this, he completed his BSc in physics at the University of St Andrews.

Matthew Barnett
Staff Researcher

Matthew received a degree in computer science from UC Berkeley. He’s currently interested in getting a clearer picture of how AI will impact the world in the next few decades.

David Atkinson
Staff Researcher

David studied at Deep Springs college, and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Before coming to Epoch, he did some NLP research and then worked as a software engineer. He’s interested in model interpretability and forecasting.

Ben Cottier
Staff Researcher

Ben’s research interests include the diffusion of AI capabilities among actors, and measuring the effects of different inputs to AI progress. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at Rethink Priorities, and spent time as a software engineer. Ben has a background in Machine Learning.

Eduardo Infante-Roldán
Software Engineer

Eduardo does some programming.

Lennart Heim
Research Fellow and Strategy Specialist

Lennart is a researcher on AI and compute. His research interests include the role of compute in the AI production function, the compute landscape/supply chain, security of AI systems, and forecasting emerging technologies. He is a research affiliate with the Centre for the Governance of AI in Oxford and has a background in Computer Engineering.

Marius Hobbhahn
Research Fellow

Marius builds models for AI timelines and takeoff using historical trends and his best understanding of the future.

Jenny Xiao
Research Fellow

Jenny is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University researching the AI industry in the U.S. and China. She has conducted research on the generative AI landscape in both countries, China’s AI hardware startup ecosystem, and the policy impacts of the release of AI models. She is an affiliate at the AI consulting firm Concordia Consulting.

Ege Erdil
Technical Advisor

Ege is an undergraduate student at Middle East Technical University. He has interests in mathematics, statistics, economics and forecasting.

Advisory Board

Daniela Amodei

Leadership Advisor

Daniela Amodei is Co-Founder and President of Anthropic. She was previously at Stripe and OpenAI, and has also served as a congressional staffer.

Tom Davidson

Research Advisor

Tom is a senior research analyst at Open Philanthropy. He’s currently working on assessing arguments that transformative AI might be developed relatively soon. Prior to joining Open Philanthropy, Tom worked as a Data Scientist for education technology startup BridgeU and taught science at a UK comprehensive school. He has a Masters in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford.

Neil Thompson

Research Advisor

Neil is an Innovation Scholar at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Initiative on the Digital Economy where he leads the FutureTech Project. He is also an Associate Member of the Broad Institute.