Meet the team...

Gideon Kowadlo

Gideon Kowadlo

Principal Investigator

Gideon has spent 20+ years bringing emerging technologies to life in academia and industry, Australia and overseas, and in areas spanning Robotics, Human Motor Control, Mobile to Bio-inspired AI. He is a co-founder of Outware Mobile, Hoist AI, Atidia and Cerenaut. Outware Mobile began in 2009 and quickly became Australia’s leading app developer before becoming part of Arq Group a few years ago.

David Rawlinson

Principal Investigator

20+ years FT R&D in AI/ML - mostly applied (retail banking, scheduling/timetabling/vehicle routing, numberplate recognition, facial coding, eye tracking, medical imaging, bioinformatics & genomics), some academic (NICTA, Melb University). PhD robotics / vision based navigation @ Monash University. BSc Comp. Sci. & AI (COGS, Sussex University, UK). Certified Chainsaw Operator.

Abdelrahman Ahmed

Research Engineer

Full-stack software engineer & data scientist. Specialist in Cloud architecture, DevOps and applied machine learning. BSc in Information Technology, majoring in Systems Development & Data Analytics from UTS, Sydney.


Karina Islas-Rios

Research Assistant

Recently submitted PhD candidate in the Integrative Network Modelling Laboratory at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute. Karina graduated with a BSc in Mathematics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2015, where she started her journey in the field of Mathematical Biology by studying in detail the original Keller-Segel model for Chemotaxis. Karina focuses on applying mathematical and computational approaches to understand different biological phenomena.

Elkhonon Goldberg

Advisor - neuroscience

Clinical Prof. of Neurology at NYU School of Medicine, Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology and Director of Luria Neuroscience Institute

Rotem Aharon

Advisor - mathematics

PhD (Mathematics)

Alan Zhang

Advisor - machine learning

PhD (Robotics, Computer Vision)


We work with researchers around the world who share our interests in a neuro-inspired machine-learning approach to artificial general intelligence

Whole-brain Architecture Initiative, Japan

Cerenaut is working with the Whole Brain Architecture Initiative (Japan) on joint research and development through activities such as hackathons, research challenges and proposals, and leveraging our common approach to AGI. Check out our Request-for-Research series!

Luria Neuroscience Institute, New York, USA

We are collaborating with Elkhonon Goldberg of the Luria Neuroscience Institute, and he is now an Advisor to Cerenaut Reseearch. Eklhonon provides invaluable neuroscience knowledge.