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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
2011 3 Kelly Hostetler, Tony Barrett Seth Baum
2012 7 Kelly Hostetler, Matt Moretto, Tony Barrett Grant Wilson, Seth Baum Kaitlin Butler, Tim Maher
2013 14 Tony Barrett Grant Wilson, Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum Arden Rowell, Caroline Zaw-Mon, Dave Denkenberger, Jacob Haqq-Misra, Jianhua Xu, Kaitlin Butler, Mark Fusco, Steven Umbrello, Tim Maher, U. Tuncay Alparslan
2014 13 Tony Barrett Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum Arden Rowell, Caroline Zaw-Mon, Dave Denkenberger, Jacob Haqq-Misra, Jianhua Xu, Kaitlin Butler, Mark Fusco, Steven Umbrello, Tim Maher, U. Tuncay Alparslan
2015 16 Tony Barrett Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum Caroline Zaw-Mon, Dave Denkenberger, Jacob Haqq-Misra, Jessica Cianci, Jianhua Xu, Kaitlin Butler, Mark Fusco, Roman Yampolskiy, Steven Umbrello, Tim Maher, Trevor White, U. Tuncay Alparslan Gary Ackerman
2016 18 Tony Barrett Jenny Mith, Lena Wang, Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum Caroline Zaw-Mon, Dave Denkenberger, Jacob Haqq-Misra, Jessica Cianci, Kaitlin Butler, Mark Fusco, Matthijs Maas, Roman Yampolskiy, Steven Umbrello, Tim Maher, Trevor White, U. Tuncay Alparslan Gary Ackerman
2017 16 Tony Barrett Jenny Mith, Lena Wang, Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum Caroline Zaw-Mon, Dave Denkenberger, Jacob Haqq-Misra, Kaitlin Butler, Mark Fusco, Matthijs Maas, Roman Yampolskiy, Steven Umbrello, Tim Maher, Trevor White Gary Ackerman
2018 13 Tony Barrett Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum Caroline Zaw-Mon, Dave Denkenberger, Jacob Haqq-Misra, Kaitlin Butler, Mark Fusco, Matthijs Maas, Roman Yampolskiy, Steven Umbrello, Tim Maher Gary Ackerman
2019 5 Tony Barrett Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum Gary Ackerman, Jared Brown
2020 10 Kyle L. Evanoff, McKenna Fitzgerald, Oliver Couttolenc, Tony Barrett Andrea Owe, McKenna Fitzgerald, Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum Gary Ackerman, Jared Brown
2021 13 Allan Suresh, McKenna Fitzgerald, Tony Barrett, Uliana Certan Andrea Owe, Dakota Norris, McKenna Fitzgerald, McKenna Fitzgerald, Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum Andrea Owe Gary Ackerman, Jared Brown
2022 13 Allan Suresh, McKenna Fitzgerald, Tony Barrett, Uliana Certan Andrea Owe, Dakota Norris, McKenna Fitzgerald, McKenna Fitzgerald, Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum Andrea Owe Gary Ackerman, Jared Brown

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
2011-01-01 3 Kelly Hostetler, Seth Baum, Tony Barrett
2012-01-01 4 Kelly Hostetler, Matt Moretto, Seth Baum, Tony Barrett
2013-01-01 3 Grant Wilson, Seth Baum, Tony Barrett
2014-01-01 3 Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum, Tony Barrett
2015-01-01 3 Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum, Tony Barrett
2016-01-01 3 Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum, Tony Barrett
2017-01-01 3 Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum, Tony Barrett
2018-01-01 3 Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum, Tony Barrett
2019-01-01 3 Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum, Tony Barrett
2020-01-01 5 Andrea Owe, Oliver Couttolenc, Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum, Tony Barrett
2021-01-01 7 Andrea Owe, McKenna Fitzgerald, McKenna Fitzgerald, Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum, Tony Barrett, Uliana Certan
2022-01-01 10 Allan Suresh, Andrea Owe, Dakota Norris, McKenna Fitzgerald, McKenna Fitzgerald, McKenna Fitzgerald, Robert de Neufville, Seth Baum, Tony Barrett, Uliana Certan

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
4 4 0 Adam Scholl, John Garrick, Marilyn Cotrich, Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh
2011-01-01 7 3 0 Kelly Hostetler, Seth Baum, Tony Barrett
2012-01-01 8 1 0 Matt Moretto
2012-06-01 9 1 0 Tim Maher
2012-08-01 10 1 0 Grant Wilson
2012-11-01 11 1 0 Kaitlin Butler
2012-12-31 9 0 -2 Kelly Hostetler, Matt Moretto
2013-01-01 15 6 0 Arden Rowell, Jacob Haqq-Misra, Jianhua Xu, Mark Fusco, Steven Umbrello, U. Tuncay Alparslan
2013-04-30 14 0 -1 Grant Wilson
2013-05-01 15 1 0 Robert de Neufville
2013-08-01 16 1 0 Dave Denkenberger
2013-10-01 17 1 0 Caroline Zaw-Mon
2014-11-30 16 0 -1 Arden Rowell
2015-03-01 18 2 0 Gary Ackerman, Roman Yampolskiy
2015-05-01 20 2 0 Jessica Cianci, Trevor White
2015-10-31 19 0 -1 Jianhua Xu
2016-03-01 18 0 -1 U. Tuncay Alparslan
2016-05-01 19 1 0 Matthijs Maas
2016-10-01 21 2 0 Jenny Mith, Lena Wang
2016-12-31 20 0 -1 Jessica Cianci
2017-01-30 19 0 -1 Jenny Mith
2017-02-28 18 0 -1 Lena Wang
2017-08-31 17 0 -1 Trevor White
2018-10-30 16 0 -1 Matthijs Maas
2018-10-31 12 0 -4 Caroline Zaw-Mon, Jacob Haqq-Misra, Mark Fusco, Roman Yampolskiy
2018-11-30 10 0 -2 Kaitlin Butler, Steven Umbrello
2018-12-31 8 0 -2 Dave Denkenberger, Tim Maher
2019-02-01 9 1 0 Jared Brown
2020-01-01 11 2 0 Andrea Owe, Oliver Couttolenc
2020-05-01 13 2 0 McKenna Fitzgerald, McKenna Fitzgerald
2020-05-30 12 0 -1 Oliver Couttolenc
2020-07-01 13 1 0 Kyle L. Evanoff
2020-09-30 12 0 -1 Kyle L. Evanoff
2021-01-01 14 2 0 Andrea Owe, Uliana Certan
2021-08-01 15 1 0 Allan Suresh
2021-11-01 17 2 0 Dakota Norris, McKenna Fitzgerald

List of people (38 positions)

Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Robert de Neufville Director of Communications 2013-05-01 GCR organization general full-time [1], [2]
Seth Baum Executive Director 2011-01-01 GCR organization [1], [3], [4], [5]
Tony Barrett Director of Research 2011-01-01 GCR organization [1], [3], [4]
Grant Wilson Deputy Director 2012-08-01 2013-04-30 GCR organization [6], [7] LinkedIn states working at GCRI until April of 2013 but listed on the GCRI about page until October 2018
Mark Fusco Associate 2013-01-01 2018-10-31 GCR organization associate [8], [9] "His research interests include the theology and sociology of global catastrophic risk and the ethics of artificial intelligence."
Roman Yampolskiy Associate 2015-03-01 2018-10-31 GCR organization associate [10], [9] "His research interests include cybersecurity, biometrics and artificial intelligence safety."
Matthijs Maas Junior Associate 2016-05-01 2018-10-30 GCR organization associate [11], [12] "His research interests include the safe governance of artificial intelligence and the effects of emerging technologies on nuclear deterrence stability."
Trevor White Junior Associate 2015-05-01 2017-08-31 GCR organization associate [11], [13] "His research for GCRI focuses on legal liability for risks posed by autonomous machines."
McKenna Fitzgerald Project Manager 2020-05-01 GCR organization full-time [1], [14]
McKenna Fitzgerald Research Assistant 2020-05-01 GCR organization full-time [1], [14]
McKenna Fitzgerald Deputy Director 2021-11-01 GCR organization [15], [14]
Jared Brown Special Advisor for Government Affairs 2019-02-01 GCR organization advisor [1], [16]
Gary Ackerman Senior Advisor 2015-03-01 GCR organization advisor [1], [17]
John Garrick Senior Advisor GCR organization advisor [1]
Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh Senior Advisor GCR organization advisor [1]
Kaitlin Butler Research Associate 2012-11-01 2018-11-30 GCR organization associate [18], [19]
Dave Denkenberger Associate 2013-08-01 2018-12-31 GCR organization associate [18], [20]
Jacob Haqq-Misra Associate 2013-01-01 2018-10-31 GCR organization associate [8], [9]
Tim Maher Associate 2012-06-01 2018-12-31 GCR organization associate [18], [21]
Caroline Zaw-Mon Associate 2013-10-01 2018-10-31 GCR organization associate [22], [23]
Jessica Cianci Junior Associate 2015-05-01 2016-12-31 GCR organization associate [18], [24]
Steven Umbrello Junior Associate 2013-01-01 2018-11-30 GCR organization associate [18], [25]
U. Tuncay Alparslan Associate 2013-01-01 2016-03-01 GCR organization associate [8], [26]
Kelly Hostetler Research Assistant 2011-01-01 2012-12-31 GCR organization [18]
Matt Moretto Research Assistant 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 GCR organization [18]
Jianhua Xu Associate 2013-01-01 2015-10-31 GCR organization associate [8], [27]
Marilyn Cotrich Media Engagement Intern GCR organization intern [28]
Jenny Mith Media Engagement Intern 2016-10-01 2017-01-30 GCR organization intern [28], [29]
Adam Scholl Media Engagement Intern GCR organization intern [28]
Lena Wang Media Engagement Intern 2016-10-01 2017-02-28 GCR organization intern [28]
Arden Rowell Research Associate 2013-01-01 2014-11-30 GCR organization associate [8], [30]
Kyle L. Evanoff Visiting Researcher 2020-07-01 2020-09-30 GCR organization [31]
Andrea Owe Project Lead Anthropocentrism in AI Ethics 2020-01-01 GCR organization contractor [32]
Andrea Owe Research Associate 2021-01-01 GCR organization full-time [15], [33]
Oliver Couttolenc Volunteer Research Assistant 2020-01-01 2020-05-30 GCR organization contractor [34]
Dakota Norris Fellow 2021-11-01 GCR organization [35]
Allan Suresh Research Fellowship 2021-08-01 GCR organization [36]
Uliana Certan Research Fellow 2021-01-01 GCR organization [37]

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