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.
James Brady Head of Engineering
James leads our engineering team. He joined Ought from Spring, where he was VP of Technology leading the development of their creator commerce platform. Before Spring, James founded a couple of startups in the developer tools space, then brought a team to Square to build their Payroll product.
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 Product 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.
Justin Reppert Machine Learning 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.
Jason Zukewich Software Engineer
Prior to joining Ought Jason worked as a software engineer building developer tooling at Apollo GraphQL. He studied computer science at Waterloo, interning at Airbnb, Asana, Dropbox, Coursera, and TextNow.
Charlie George Machine Learning Engineering Intern
Charlie is our machine learning intern for the summer of 2022. He has worked on various AI projects in the past year relating to climate modelling, real-estate marketplaces, and digital art. He is currently studying mathematics at the University of Warwick.
Maggie Appleton Product Designer
Maggie is our product and UX designer. Prior to Ought she was Head of Design at HASH working on knowledge management tooling. Before that she spent five years as a designer at focused on developer education. She's an advocate of tools for thought, digital gardening, and end-user programming. She holds a B.A. in cultural anthropology from Whitman College, with a specific focus on digital anthropology.
Alex Hall Software Engineer
Alex is a full stack engineer specializing in Python. Previously he worked for BusinessOptics in Cape Town and GristLabs in New York building tools to improve management and analysis of data. He works on several open source projects in his spare time, mostly related to learning, understanding, and debugging code better. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Cape Town.
Ian Horn Machine Learning Engineer
Ian is a machine learning engineer. He previously worked at the Stitch Fix, Swift Navigation,, Joby Energy, and the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics. He holds a B.S. in physics from UC Santa Cruz.

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Paul currently runs the Alignment Research Center and previously led the language model alignment team at OpenAI. As well as being a board member at Ought, Paul is also a research associate at FHI and a technical advisor for the Open Philanthropy Project. He holds a Ph.D. from the theory of computing group at UC Berkeley.
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.

Board of directors

  • Andreas Stuhlmüller
  • Paul Christiano
  • Owain Evans