CTRL-Labs (formerly Cognescent) was founded in 2015 out of the Neuroscience PhD program at Columbia University.
Thomas Reardon, PhD, CEO & Co-Founder
Reardon received his PhD in Neuroscience from Columbia University, was CEO and Co-Founder of Avogadro, Inc., acquired by Openwave where he served as CTO, and creator of the Internet Explorer project at Microsoft. He’s a founding Board Member of W3C, has 7 patents, and was an MIT “Top 35 Young Innovator” in 2004.
Patrick Kaifosh, PhD, CSO & Co-Founder
Patrick received his PhD in Neuroscience from Columbia University, was a Co-Founder & Board Member at Geomechanica, Inc., and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow. He has 9 publications in scientific journals including Science, Nature Neuroscience (2012, 2013, 2014), Neuron, and the Journal of Neuroscience.
Timothy Machado, PhD, Advisor & Co-Founder
Tim received his PhD in Neuroscience from Columbia University and was a Graduate Fellow of the National Science Foundation. He was the winner of the 2015 Kavli Award for Distinguished Research in Neuroscience and has 8 publications in scientific journals including Cell (2015, 2016), Nature, Neuron, and the Journal of Neurophysiology.
27 people (9 PhDs.) Scientific and technical accomplishments:
1 Science paper
1 Cell paper
1 J of Solid-State Circuits paper
1 ISCA (International Symposium on Computer Architecture) paper by conference
3 IPhO medals
Led machine learning teams at Google
Led 2,000+ person technical teams
Academy award winning cinema special effects for the ‘Bullet-time’ effect in The Matrix and subsurface rendering of Gollum’s skin in The Lord of the Rings
Matriculated at Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Brown, Yale, NYU, U Penn, Duke, Caltech, and Stanford
Krishna Shenoy, PhD
Professor of Engineering and Director of the Neural Prosthetic Systems Lab at Stanford University, HHMI.
John Krakauer, MA MD
John C. Malone Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Liam Paninski, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and Statistics, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at Columbia University.
Dario Farina, PhD
Professor and Chair of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Imperial College London.
Thomas M. Jessell, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience, Motor Neuron Center and HHMI at Columbia University, HHMI.