Singularity University Faculty

Meet our world-renowned experts who deliver our transformative content

Singularity University’s faculty are world-renowned experts with significant breadth and depth of expertise across a wide range of topics, including exponential technologies, global grand challenges, entrepreneurship, and organizational innovation. Our faculty help participants develop an exponential mindset and propel their organizations forward by providing a set of proven tools and frameworks not found elsewhere.

Founders and Department Chairs

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis

Co-founder and Chairman at Singularity University

Dr. Ray Kurzweil

Co-Founder and Chancellor at Singularity University

Rob Nail

CEO and Associate Founder at Singularity University

Jonathan Knowles

Director of Faculty Affairs and Distinguished Fellow at Singularity University

Elisabeth Brinton

Energy & Environmental Systems at Singularity University

Pascal Finette

Entrepreneurship at Singularity University

Marc Goodman

Policy, Law, Ethics at Singularity University

Nicholas Haan

Global Grand Challenges at Singularity University

Neil Jacobstein

Artificial Intelligence & Robotics at Singularity University

Daniel Kraft

Medicine & Neuroscience at Singularity University

Gregg Maryniak

Energy & Environmental Systems and Space at Singularity University

Raymond McCauley

Digital Biology at Singularity University

Ralph Merkle

Nanotechnology at Singularity University

Sandy Miller

Entrepreneurship at Singularity University

Kathryn Myronuk

Finance and Economics; Synthesis & Convergence at Singularity University

Ramez Naam

Energy & Environmental Systems at Singularity University

Paul Saffo

Future Studies at Singularity University

Brad Templeton

Networks & Computing Systems at Singularity University

Principal Faculty

Darlene Damm

Global Grand Challenges at Singularity University

Aaron Frank

AR / VR at Singularity University

Lisa Kay Solomon

Transformational Practices at Singularity University

Tiffany Vora

Medicine and Digital Biology at Singularity University

Faculty

Sam Arbesman

Networks & Computing Systems at Singularity University

Alicia Asin Perez

Data Science at Singularity University

Dan Barry

Robotics & Space at Singularity University

Eythor Bender

Robotics at Singularity University

Sarah Bergbreiter

Robotics at Singularity University

David Bolinsky

Digital Biology at Singularity University

Nathaniel Calhoun

Global Grand Challenges at Singularity University

Elie Calhoun

Wellness at Singularity University

Chris Cowart

Design Thinking at Singularity University

Divya Chander

Medicine at Singularity University

Aubrey de Grey

Longevity at Singularity University

Christopher DeCharms

Medicine at Singularity University

Michelle Dickinson

Nanotechnology at Singularity University

Jennifer Dulski

Entrepreneurship at Singularity University

Jason Dunn

Co-founder at Made In Space

Keren Elazari

Strategic Cyber Security Analyst, Author & Researcher

Lucien Engelen

Health & Medicine at SingularityU Netherlands

Brian Ferguson

Security at Singularity University

Susan Fonseca

Adjunct faculty at Singularity University

Diane Francis

Moderator at Singularity University

Robert Freitas

Nanotechnology at Singularity University

Andrew Fursman

Quantum Computer at Singularity University

Banning Garrett

Strategic thinker, writer, consultant, speaker, and entrepreneur.

Michael Gillam

Chief Clinical Judge, Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize at  XPRIZE

John Hagel

Corporate Innovation at Singularity University

Mark Hatch

Associate Faculty at Singularity University

Andrew Hessel

Medicine at Singularity University

Pablos Holman

Futurist & Hacker at Singularity University

Jeremy Howard

Networks & Computing Systems at Singularity University

David Hunt

Agriculture at Singularity University

Anders Hvid

Exponential Organizations at Singularity University

Salim Ismail

Moderator at Singularity University

Mark Jackson

Exponential Technology at Singularity University

Andra Keay

Robotics, Singularity University

Les Karpas

3D Manufacturing, Singularity University

Daan Kersten

3D Manufacturing at SingularityU Netherlands

Dan Klein

Design Thinking at Singularity University

Kent Langley

Data Science at Singularity University

Hod Lipson

Robotics at Singularity University

Sharron McPherson

Moderator at Singularity University

Vivienne Ming

Cognitive Neuroscience at Singularity University

Catherine Mohr

Medicine at Singularity University

Kyle Nel

Corporate Innovation at Singularity University

Catheryne Nicholson

Cryptocurrency at Singularity University

Claudia Olsson

Exponential Organizations at Singularity University

David Orban

Networks & Computing Systems at Singularity University

Kris Ostergaard

Exponential Organizations at Singularity University

Laila Pawlak

Moderator / Speaker at Singularity University

Mark Post

Medicine & Biotech at SingularityU Netherlands

Eric Rasmussen

Disaster Resilience at Singularity University

Ramesh Raskar

Medicine, Sensors at Singularity University

Avi Reichental

3D Manufacturing at Singularity University

Melanie Rieback

Cybersecurity at SingularityU Netherlands

David Roberts

Innovation and Disruption, Singularity University

Andres Roemer

Policy at Singularity University

David Rose

Entrepreneurship at Singularity University

Marcus Shingles

CEO at XPRIZE

Kyle Silvestro

Networks & Computing Systems at Singularity University

Hannes Sjoblad

Chief Disruption Officer at Epicenter Stockholm

Maarten Steinbuch

Artificial Intelligence & Robotics at SingularityU Netherlands

Carlo Van de Weijer

Mobility & Automotive at SingularityU Netherlands

Kris Verburgh

Health, Longevity & Life Sciences at SingularityU Netherlands

Nell Watson

Artificial Intelligence at Singularity University

Andre Wegner

3D Manufacturing at Singularity University

Guest Speakers

Tanya Accone

Senior Adviser on Innovation at UNICEF

Francisco Barreto Araujo

Project Manager / Researcher at Viva Rio

Cynthia Benjamin

Speaker at Future Forecasting

Philip Bernosky

Speaker at Future Forecasting

Erik Brynjolfsson

Speaker at Finance

Brett Bullington

Advisor and Board Member at Excite

Esteban Bullrich

Speaker at Policy, Law, Ethics

Anthony Chang

Medical Director, Heart Institute and Chair, Artificial Intelligence Group at Heart Institute

James Cranwell-Ward

Innovation Specialist at UNICEF

Luan Cox

Founder and CEO at Crowdnetic    

David Ewing Duncan

Journalist at The Atlantic

Christopher Fabian

Senior Advisor on Innovation at UNICEF

Ruby Gadelrab Tudor

Speaker at Digital Biology

Michel Gelobter

Founder at Cooler

Rob Hopkins

Speaker at Environment

Pernille Ironside

Chief Field Office - Gaza at UNICEF

Adam Josephs

Speaker at Entrepreneurship

David Katz

Founder & CEO at Plastic Bank

Hasina Kharbhih

Speaker at Policy, Law, Ethics

Sheril Kirshenbaum

Speaker at Digital Biology

Edward Lu

CEO & Co-Founder at B612 Foundation

Desiree Matel-Anderson

Chief Wrangler at Field Innovation Team

Amish Parashar

Strategy + Innovation at Triple Ring Technologies

Brad Perkins

Chief Medical Officer at Human Longevity, Inc.

Evan Rapoport

Innovation at Singularity University

Eric Ries

CTO at IMVU

Dan Riskin

CEO at Vanguard Medical Technologies

Matias Rojas

Speaker at Policy, Law, Ethics

Andrea Saveri

Speaker at Future Forecasting

Willa Seldon

Speaker at Finance

Nathan Shedroff

Speaker at Entrepreneurship

Jack Sim

Founder at World Toilet Organization

George Skidmore

Principal Scientist at DRS-RSTA

Gary Stahl

Representative at UNICEF

Melanie Swan

Principal at DIYgenomics

Fred Weber

Chief Technology Officer at TidalScale

Tim West

Speaker at Food

Pete Worden

Center Director at NASA

Oren Yakobovich

Speaker at Policy, Law, Ethics

Tony Young

Speaker at Entrepreneurship

Craig Venter

Founder, Chairman & CEO at J. Craig Venter Institute

SU Staff and Advisors

Gabriel Baldinucci

Chief Strategy Officer at Singularity University

Chipp Norcross

VP, Executive and Custom Programs at Singularity University

Emeline Paat-Dahalstrom

Chief Impact Officer at Singularity University

Robert Suarez

Managing Director of Design at Singularity University

Amin Toufani

VP of Strategic Relations at Singularity University

Carin Watson

EVP, Learning & Innovation at Singularity University

Will Weisman

Executive Director, Global, Industry, and International Summits