ESA Member, Prof. Susan Schneider

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Professor Susan Schneider, PhD is an Advisory Cognitive Scientist of the United Sigma Korea, with Honorary Membership.

Prof. Schneider is a Professor at the University of Connecticut, and the NASA-Baruch Blumberg Chair at the Library of Congress and NASA. She is also the Director of the AI, Mind and Society Group at the University of Connecticut. 

Schneider writes about the nature of the self and mind, especially from the vantage point of issues in philosophy, AI, cognitive science and astrobiology.

Within philosophy, she has explored the computational nature of the brain in her academic book, The Language of Thought: a New Direction. More recently, she defended an anti-materialist position about the fundamental nature of mind.

In her new book, Artificial You: AI and the Future of the Mind, she brings these topics together in an accessible way, discussing the philosophical implications of AI, and, in particular, the enterprise of “mind design.”

Her work in philosophy of AI has now taken her to the Hill (Washington, DC), where she will meet with members of Congress on AI policy and organize educational events for Congress and staffers in conjunction with the Library of Congress on a range of topics, such as data privacy, algorithmic bias, technological unemployment, autonomous weapons, and more.

Schneider appears frequently on television shows on stations such as PBS and The History Channel (see below for clips) as well as keynoting AI ethics conferences at places such as Harvard University and University of Cambridge.

She also writes opinion pieces for the New York Times, Scientific American and The Financial Times. Her work has been widely discussed in the media, (see “media” above), at venues like The New York Times, Science, Big Think, Nautilus, Discover and Smithsonian.

Professor Susan Schneider Website

AI, Mind and Society Group at the University of Connecticut. 

University of Connecticut Faculty Information


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ESA Member, Prof. Michael Ross


Professor Michael R. Rose is an Advisory Evolutionary Biologist of the United Sigma Korea, with Honorary Membership.

Prof. Rose is Distinguished Professor & Director of NERE, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology School of Biological Sciences at University of California, Irvine, and Cheif Scientist at Lyceum Pharmaceuticals. His research interests are Experimental Evolution, Human Evolution, Evolution of Sex, and Biological Immortality in addition to Aging and Drosophila,.

His academic distincions include British Commonwealth Scholar (1976-1979), NATO Science Fellow (1979-1981), NSERC of Canada University Research Fellow (1981-1988), President’s Prize (with others) American Society of Naturalists (1992), Excellence in Teaching Award, UCI Biological Sciences (1996), and Busse Prize, World Congress of Gerontology (1997).

Distinguished Professor Michael Ross, Faculty Information, University of California, Irvine

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USK Advisory Neurologist, Amit M. Shelat, DO, FACP, FAAN


Dr. Amit M. Shelat, DO, FACP, FAAN is Advisory Neurologist of United Sigma Korea. 

Dr. Amit M. Shelat is a Professional Neurologist, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

In addition, he is the Vice Chairman of the New York State Board for Medicine. Dr. Shelat is also appointed to the Board for Professional Medical Conduct of the New York State Department of Health.

Dr. Shelat is certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.

Dr. Shelat is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN), the American College of Physicians (FACP), the New York Academy of Medicine (FNYAM), the Federation of State Medical Boards (FFSMB) and the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners (FAAOE).

Dr. Shelat completed his neurology residency in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program at Northwell Health. He completed his medical doctorate at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shelat holds the Master of Science degree in Healthcare Management (MHCM) from the Harvard University, Harvard School of Public Health, and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in Health Policy and Management from the New York University (NYU), Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He completed his undergraduate studies at New York University (NYU) and graduated cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and psychology with departmental honors.

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ESA Special Member, Ian Lawrence Bott

Ian Lawrence Bott is a Special Member (USK Education Consultant) of Extreme Sigma Associate. Mr. Bott studied at Imperial College London, and after graduating, he is studying a Master degree in education at Harvard University, Graduate School of Education. He is also a member of Triple Nine Society.

“I grew up in London, England and spent my undergraduate studies between Imperial College London and Rice University.

After graduating, I sought out a career in education, first as a math teacher and then as a Dean of Academics, helping to found a high school in Houston, Texas.

Currently I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Mind, Brain, and Education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, with the intention to go on to complete a PhD.

I am interested in 21st-century school reform, with a particular focus on individuality and personalization within education. I did not always feel that traditional education served my needs, and so I am always curious about new ways to unlock human potential. In my free time I like to play poker competitively, follow US politics, and spend time with my dog.”

– Ian Bott

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ESA Special Member, Mark Tabladillo



Mark Tabladillo Ph.D. is a Special Member (Advisory Scientist) of Extreme Sigma Associate. Dr. Tabladillo works for Microsoft as a Cloud Solution Architect. He has a science doctorate from Georgia Tech. Based in Atlanta, GA, Mark provides cloud enterprise solutions for companies in the US for Microsoft’s strategic clients. His professional focus includes developing Artificial Intelligence systems and has contributed to Microsoft’s Ethics guidelines for Artificial Intelligence. He is also volunteer Regional Director in Georgia for Ratio Christi, a campus apologetics alliance.

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ESA Member, Ronald Hoeflin


Ronald K. Hoeflin, PhD is an Advisory Psychometrician of United Sigma Korea with Honorary Membership.

Dr. Hoeflin is best known as the founder of Mega Society and Prometheus Society besides Omega Society and Epimetheus Society among others. Dr. Hoeflin is a pioneer in the field of psychometrics for high range intelligence creating Mega Test and Titan Test as the first high range test in history.

As an American Philosopher, Dr. Hoeflin received a PhD in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research, and In 1988, he won the American Philosophical Association’s Rockefeller Prize for his article, “Theories of Truth: A Comprehensive Synthesis.”

Presently, Dr. Hoeflin is nearing completion of his multi-volume book titled “The Encyclopedia of Categories“.

* Dr. Hoeflin founded Mega Society, Omega Society, Prometheus Society, Epimetheus Society, One in a Thousand Society, and Top One Percent Society*

InSight Publishing Interview with Dr. Ronald K. Hoeflin (Part One)

InSight Publishing Interview with Dr. Ronald K. Hoeflin (Part Two)

InSight Publishing Interview with Dr. Ronald K. Hoeflin (Part Three)

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ESA Member, Tom Chittenden


Tom Chittenden, DPhil, PhD, PStat is an Advisory Statistical Scientist of United Sigma Korea with ESA Membership. Dr. Chittenden holds D.Phil. from University of Oxford, and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. Presently, he is a Senior Biostatistics and Mathematical Biology Consultant at Harvard University, Medical School as an Advisory Board Member.

He has been a Lecturer and Research Fellow at Massachusetts Institue of Technology (MIT), University of Oxford among others. Dr. Chittenden is the Chief AI Scientist of WuXi NextCODE Genomics, and President and Founder of Complex Biological Systems Alliance.

Dr. Tom Chittenden was recently named one of the Top 100 Artificial Intelligence Leaders in Drug Discovery and Advanced Healthcare.

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FSA Member, Caspar Nijuis


Caspar Nijuis is a member of Four Sigma Associate. Nijuis studied mathematics at the University of Amsterdam, top university in Netherland, and obtained a Master’s degree. Caspar Nijhuis is also a member of Epimetheus Society.

“I am an IT generalist with a background in mathematics, currently working as a freelance coder. I always get drawn to the most tricky puzzles, also outside of the IT realm, for example Go and Sudoku.

Still I am not sure yet, but it seems the only thing in life that really matters is music. My favourite range of music is from Mozart to Rachmaninov, but I like almost all music. And I do play the piano a little bit, too.”

– Caspar Nijhuis

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FSA Member, Alexandre Tang


Alexandre Tang, Ph.D. is a member of Four Sigma AssociateDr. Tang, 31 years old, living in Paris, France, is a Project Leader working in Immuno-Oncology field at SANOFI in Paris, France.

Through the years at University Pierre & Marie Curie, he has obtained a deep knowledge in understanding biology and especially the diverse mechanisms that shape our immune system and how it protects us from pathogens such as viruses and bacteria, and also how it can recognize and eliminate malignant cells.

He is now developing new therapeutic molecules to specifically target and kill cancer cells and he is mainly focused on hematological malignancies.

Before, he had a career in Academia, working for Institut Pasteur for 5 years, developping new cancer vaccines against tumors induced by the Human Papillomavirus and wrote several international scientific publications.

Besides his passion for his work, Alexandre has also a huge thirst for competition, in many different fields:

1) He played Texas Hold’em no limit poker at a semi-professional level for 8 years and won some tournaments: four times regional champion and 4th place in a National championship.

2) He is crazy about Escape Rooms! He played more than 250 rooms all over the world and with his teammates, they are currently 2nd at the World Championship!

3) He also played a lot of video games when younger, and quickly specialized in First Person Shooter (FPS) games such as Counter Strike, Quake, Unreal Tournament…to reach a decent level at National events.

4) Now he competes as a Progamer in Virtual Reality gaming FPS like After-H and Space Junkies, and recently won a major tournament in France (Solar Contest) ranking him at Top1 France, for After-H and Top5 Europe (Space Junkies – VR League Season 3)

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