Team

Andreas Stuhlmüller Cofounder & President
Before starting Ought, Andreas was a postdoctoral researcher in Noah Goodman's Computational Cognitive Science lab at Stanford. He co-created WebPPL, a programming language for probabilistic machine learning. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from MIT, where he worked in Josh Tenenbaum's group.
Jungwon Byun Cofounder & COO
Prior to Ought, Jungwon was the Head of Growth at Upstart, where she helped the company scale 5x in revenue and originations. Before Upstart, Jungwon was a management consultant at Oliver Wyman and the Executive Director / CEO of Elmseed Enterprise Fund. She graduated cum laude from Yale, and holds a B.A. in economics.
Ben Rachbach Experimenter
Ben was a software engineer at Wonder Workshop prior to joining Ought. Before that, he was a research analyst at GiveWell. He received a B.A. in Chinese and education studies from Swarthmore College.
Amanda Ngo Business Operations Analyst
Amanda recently completed a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in International Studies in the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked on behavioral science research with Dr. Angela Duckworth. Amanda previously interned at Upstart as a Growth Analyst.
Eli Lifland Machine Learning Research Engineer
Eli recently completed a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Economics at the University of Virginia, where he researched the adversarial robustness of NLP models. He previously interned as a Software Engineer at Facebook.
Justin Reppert Machine Learning Research Engineer
Justin is a machine learning engineer who previously worked on evaluations of international development projects. He holds a PhD from Fordham University, where he specialized in the philosophy of mathematics.
Luke Stebbing Software Engineer
Luke is a software engineer who previously worked at the University of Utah’s Center for High Performance Computing, Xapio, FireID, and Google. He holds a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Utah.
Ian McKenzie Software Engineering Intern
Ian recently completed an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh with a thesis on efficient probabilistic inference in first-order logic. Before that, he graduated from the University of St Andrews with an MPhys in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

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Collaborators

Paul is a researcher at OpenAI, where he works on AI Alignment. He holds a Ph.D. from the theory of computing group at UC Berkeley, where he was advised by Umesh Vazirani.
Owain Evans Advisor
Owain was a postdoc at the University of Oxford where he worked on AI Safety and Reinforcement Learning at the Future of Humanity Institute. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT, where he worked on cognitive science, probabilistic programming, and philosophy of science.
Noah Goodman Advisor
Noah is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Computer Science, and Linguistics at Stanford University, where he runs the Computation and Cognition Lab. He studies the computational basis of natural and artificial intelligence, merging behavioral experiments with formal methods from statistics and programming languages.

Board of directors

  • Andreas Stuhlmüller
  • Paul Christiano
  • Owain Evans