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Meet the team...

Gideon Kowadlo

Gideon Kowadlo

Co-founder and 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

Co-founder and Special Advisor (former PI)

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.

Amir Mayan

Research Engineer

Experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in software development and programming. Skilled in Data Analysis, Data Modelling, Object-Oriented, Procedural Programming and Scripting languages.

Chandramouli Rajagopalan

Research Engineer

Coding enthusiast who thrives on learning new technology and implementing it in self-taught projects. Expertise and areas of interest include Deep Learning, Deep Reinforcement Learning, Machine learning, Analytical research, Markov Model and Open Source libraries.

Abdelrahman Ahmed

Advisor - ML

Full-stack software engineer & data scientist. Specialist in Cloud architecture, DevOps and applied machine learning. PhD Candidate at UNSW, jointly supervised by Cerenaut.

Rotem Aharon

Advisor - mathematics

PhD (Mathematics)

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

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.