Information for Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

Basic information

Item Value

Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed

List of people

Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh Executive Director position [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7]
Shahar Avin Research Associate position [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [8], [9], [7]
Haydn Belfield Academic Project Manager position [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [10], [9], [7]
Huw Price Co-Founder and Academic Director position [4], [5]
Martin Rees Co-Founder position [4], [5]
Jaan Tallinn Co-Founder position [4], [5]
Yang Liu Research Associate position [4], [5], [11]
Beth Barnes Research Affiliate position [4], [5], [12]
Seth Baum Research Affiliate position [4], [5], [13]
Martina Kunz Research Affiliate position [4], [5], [14]
Ryan Carey Research Affiliate position [4], [5], [15]
Margaret Boden Advisor position [4], [5]
Nick Bostrom Advisor position [4], [5]
David Chalmers Advisor position [4], [5]
Alison Gopnik Advisor position [4], [5]
Elon Musk Advisor position [4], [5]
Stuart Russell Advisor position [4], [5]
Dana Scott Advisor position [4], [5]
Murray Shanahan Advisor position [4], [5]
Max Tegmark Advisor position [4], [5]
Tim Crane Advisor position [4], [5]
Stephen Hawking Advisor position [4], [5]
Sean Holden Advisor position [4], [5]
Adrian Weller Advisor position [4], [5]
Simon Beard [1], [2], [3], [7]


Name Creation date Description