Hi, I’m Alexander – rocket scientist turned artificial intelligence engineer.

Why did I become an engineer? Because engineers advance technology and technology advances civilization.

I approach AI as rational decision making under uncertainties… I focus in the areas of Bayesian machine learning and probabilistic programming, while spending time at the intersection of AI and neuroscience.

And with a background in spacecraft engineering, I strive for robust, safe AI by leading with proven systems engineering practices.

I’m a startup founder and advisor, angel investor, and AI mentor.

Away from the computer I’m a runner, yogi, outdoors explorer, and sushi lover. My bookshelf ranges from Sean Carroll to DF Wallace to Richard Dawkins to Cixin Liu.

You can find some of my AI writing and rambling on Forbes and Twitter.