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Jonas Vollmer

Co-Executive Director

Jonas is responsible for CLR's strategic direction and management, as well as that of its parent organization, EAF. He holds degrees in medicine and economics with a focus on public choice, health economics, and development economics. He previously served on the boards of several charities, is an advisor to the EA Long-Term Future Fund, and played a key part in establishing the effective altruism community in continental Europe.

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Stefan Torges

Co-Executive Director

Stefan is responsible for CLR's strategic direction and management, as well that of its parent organization, EAF. He also oversees CLR's philanthropic activities and donor relations, and regularly gives talks and workshops on effective altruism. Previously, Stefan studied philosophy, neuroscience, and cognitive science at the University of Magdeburg.

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Jesse Clifton

Lead Researcher

Jesse manages CLR’s research team and develops its research agenda. His main research interest is methods for promoting cooperation among AI systems, using tools from game theory and machine learning. He is also a PhD student in statistics specializing in reinforcement learning.

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Lukas Gloor

Senior Researcher

Lukas co-founded CLR and EAF, and contributes to the development of CLR's strategy. His research areas are movement strategy, metaethics and population ethics, and risks from artificial intelligence. He studied philosophy and biology at Zurich University.

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Brian Tomasik

Advisor

Brian is the author of over 100 pieces on his website, “Essays on Reducing Suffering," as well as several published papers. He has worked at Microsoft and FlyHomes as a data scientist and web developer. He studied computer science, mathematics, and statistics at Swarthmore College.

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Anni Leskelä

Researcher

Anni's research interests include the philosophy of simulations, AI policy and strategy, and the evolution of suffering. She studies philosophy and neuroscience at the University of Helsinki, and has previously published material on bioethics as well as blogged about topics related to AI risk and suffering-focused altruism.

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David Althaus

Researcher

David’s research areas include descriptive ethics and macrostrategy. He also assists other researchers and supports CLR's recruiting and outreach efforts. David studied mathematics and psychology and received his MSc in decision psychology from the University of Basel.

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Ruairí Donnelly

Director of Growth

Ruairí defines CLR's growth plan and coordinates fundraising for CLR projects. Previously, he led Raising for Effective Giving, a high net worth philanthropy project.

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Alfredo Parra

Director of Operations

Alfredo supports CLR in Operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics as well as a master’s degree and a PhD in Computational Science from the Technical University of Munich.

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Daniel Kestenholz

Operations Analyst

Daniel supports CLR in Operations. Previously he acquired experience in civil engineering and development cooperation, and studied economics and philosophy.

Part-time staff

Naoki Peter, IT
Daniel Rüthemann, Design
Nicolas Feil, Research
Thomas Moispointner, Operations
Amrit Sidhu-Brar, Operations Analyst

Advisors

CLR’s advisors review and contribute to our research on a pro bono basis.

Olle Häggström Portrait

Olle Häggström

Olle is a Professor of Mathematical Statistics at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg and the author of “Here Be Dragons: Science, Technology and the Future of Humanity”. He is an associated researcher at the Stockholm-based Institute for Future Studies, and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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Adrian Hutter

Adrian has a PhD in theoretical physics, having researched fault-tolerant quantum computation. He worked several years in algorithmic trading (earning to give) and is currently working on NLP at Google Zurich.

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Ulla Wessels

Ulla is Professor of Practical Philosophy at Saarland University in Germany. She has published several books and numerous articles. Her research interests include consequentialism, welfarism, supererogation, moral psychology, and applied ethics (population ethics, bioethics).

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David Pearce

David is author of "The Hedonistic Imperative," which calls for the use of biotechnology to phase out the biology of suffering throughout the living world. He co-founded the World Transhumanist Association (now called Humanity+), and he is currently Director at the Neuroethics Foundation.

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Ole Martin Moen

Ole Martin is a Research Fellow in Philosophy at University of Oslo who works on how to think straight about thorny issues in applied ethics. He is Principal Investigator of "What should not be bought and sold?", a $1 million ethics project funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

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Lucius Caviola

Lucius Caviola is a moral psychologist at Harvard University and a co-founder of CLR and its parent organization, the Effective Altruism Foundation. He received his PhD at the University of Oxford. In is research, he investigates how people give to charity, how they morally value animals, and how they think about the future of humanity.

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