Scientific Advisory Board

Ameya Bhatawdekar, MBA SAB Board Chair & Governing Board Member
Product Lead ML/AI Applied Research Microsoft Office
Ameya is passionate about building products that help people by advancing AI. He currently works at Microsoft to build AI powered features in Office that help people deliver their best work. Before, he worked at Facebook AI to advance the state of art for AI to protect people from abuse and harm, and at Microsoft to build AI powered safety products that protect people from socially engineered attacks on the Internet. He is active in the Seattle startup community and has helped several startups with product development, technology commercialization, strategy, and go-to-market initiatives. 

Shawn Christ, PhD
Director of the Clinical Neuropsychology Laboratory, University of Missouri
Shawn Christ, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, MRI Director at the Cognitive Neuroscience Systems Core Facility, and adjunct professor at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri. Dr. Christ has a strong record of publication (over 60 peer reviewed papers) in the area of pediatric neuropsychology.  He has previously been named a MU Thompson Center Research Scholar and received the MU Department of Psychological Sciences Max Meyer Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award.  Dr. Christ has a history of extensive internally and externally funded research support (e.g., National Institutes of Mental Health, Department of Defense, NPKUA, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., Autism Speaks Foundation). Research in Dr. Christ’s laboratory centers on the development of cognitive abilities in children with PKU and other neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism) as well as the neurocognitive changes associated with pharmaceutical and behavioral interventions in these populations.  Some of Dr. Christ’s most recent work has focused on behavioral and brain improvements associated with treatment in individuals with PKU.

Sue Glueck, JD
Senior Director of Academic Relations at Microsoft, Former Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft’s Regulatory Affairs team (co-author of Microsoft’s original Privacy Guidelines)
Sue Glueck is the Senior Director of Academic Relations for Microsoft’s legal department where she works on AI and ethics, the future of work, privacy, and a myriad of other fascinating topics.  Prior to that, Sue was an Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft’s Regulatory Affairs team where she led a legal team that provided privacy advice to engineering groups that create software products and online services.  Sue co-authored Microsoft’s Privacy Guidelines for Developing Software Products and Services and is the co-editor of an international standard (ISO 29100 Privacy Framework).  Her real claim to fame was when the Seattle Times proclaimed that the privacy policy she created for Internet Explorer 8 “breaks the mold with what may be the best written privacy policy for any software product ever.” Sue is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a B.A. in Psychology and has a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.  Prior to attending law school, Sue worked as a computer programmer for IBM.

Geoff Hulten, PhD
PhD Computer Science, Senior Manager Google Maps AI Research, Lecturer University of Washington
Geoff is a PhD in machine learning and author of Building Intelligent Systems. He has managed applied machine learning projects for over a decade, working on dozens of Internet scale machine learning efforts. His research has appeared in top international conferences, received thousands of citations, and won a SIGKDD Test of Time award for influential contributions to the data mining research community that have stood the test of time.

Daelyn Richards, PhD
Doctoral Researcher at Oregon Health & Science University, Completing MD in 2023 with focus on pediatrics and genetics
Dr. Daelyn Richards received her PhD in molecular and medical genetics from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon in 2020. Her PhD focused on implementing CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology to cure rare genetic disorders, particularly phenylketonuria (PKU). She is currently in her third year of medical school at the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and plans to pursue pediatrics with a specialty in biochemical genetics. She continues gene therapy research and plans to use her skills as a physician scientist to bring novel gene therapeutics into the clinic for rare disorders like PKU. She is a passionate advocate in the PKU community and serves on the board for the PKU Northwest, a local PKU chapter serving the northwest region of the country. Her dream is to make the world a better place for those with rare disorders, because they deserve it. 

Rosie Roberson
IT Project Manager – US Dept of Veterans Affairs; Inventor / designer of award-winning board and card games
Rosie is a designer of award winning card and board games. She believes in the power of play – that play is essential to learning – and in the potential games have to bring people together. Rosie also has 20 years experience designing medical claims processing systems and leading software development teams. She continues that work today as an IT Project Manager and Solutions Architect for the US Department of Veterans Affairs. When not designing tabletop games or software solutions, Rosie enjoys creating large scale abstract paintings.