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Basic information

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Country United States
Facebook username openai.research
Twitter username openai
Website https://openai.com/
Launch date 2015-12-11
Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenAI
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Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2015 7 Durk Kingma, John Schulman, Wojciech Zaremba Greg Brockman, Matt Krisiloff, Pamela Vagata, Vicki Cheung
2016 59 Alexander Skidanov, Andrej Karpathy, Durk Kingma, Ian Goodfellow, Ilya Sutskever, John Schulman, Josh Tobin, Peter Chen, Pieter Abbeel, Rafał Józefowicz, Rocky Duan, Rocky Duan, Taco Cohen, Tim Salimans, Trevor Blackwell, Wojciech Zaremba, Zain Shah Alec Radford, Catherine Olsson, Chris Clark, Craig Quiter, Dario Amodei, Desmond Henderson, Eric Price, Filip Wolski, Gavan Woolery, Greg Brockman, Harri Edwards, Igor Mordatch, Jack Clark, Jeff Arnold, Jeremy Schlatter, Jie Tang, Jon Gauthier, Jonas Schneider, Jonathan Hernandez, Jonathan Ho, Kate Miltenberger, Linxi Fan, Louise Cabansay, Ludwig Pettersson, Marcin Andrychowicz, Marie La, Marika Allely, Matt Krisiloff, Meredith Blankenship, Pamela Vagata, Paul Christiano, Peter Chen, Prafulla Dhariwal, Rachel Fong, Scott Gray, Szymon Sidor, Tambet Matiisen, Tom Brown, Tyler Neylon, Vicki Cheung, Yura Burda Shivon Zilis
2017 103 Aditya Grover, Andrej Karpathy, Bowen Baker, Bowen Baker, Christos Louizos, Durk Kingma, Dustin Tran, Han Zhang, Harri Edwards, Ian Goodfellow, Ilya Sutskever, Jakob Foerster, Jiaming Song, John Schulman, Jonathan Raiman, Josh Tobin, Joshua Achiam, Joshua Achiam, Karthik Narasimhan, Kevin Frans, Lerrel Pinto, Nikhil Mishra, Peter Chen, Peter Welinder, Phillip Isola, Pieter Abbeel, Rafał Józefowicz, Richard Chen, Rocky Duan, Ryan Lowe, Taco Cohen, Tim Salimans, Trapit Bansal, Trevor Blackwell, Wojciech Zaremba, Yang Liu, Yaroslav Bulatov Alec Radford, Aleks Kamko, Alex Nichol, Alex Ray, Ankur Handa, Art Chaidarun, Benjamin Mann, Bob McGrew, Brooke Chan, Catherine Olsson, Catherine Olsson, Cathy Wu, Chris Clark, Christopher Berner, Danielle Buma, Dario Amodei, David Lansky, David Luan, Eric Price, Erika Reinhardt, Filip Wolski, Geoffrey Irving, Greg Brockman, Harri Edwards, Igor Mordatch, Jack Clark, Jakub Pachocki, Jason Peng, Jean Harb, Jeremy Schlatter, Jie Tang, Jon Gauthier, Jonas Schneider, Jonathan Gray, Jonathan Hernandez, Jonathan Ho, Jonathan Ho, Kate Miltenberger, Larissa Schiavo, Linxi Fan, Ludwig Pettersson, Maciej Chociej, Marcin Andrychowicz, Maruan Al-Shedivat, Matthias Plappert, Pamela Vagata, Paul Christiano, Paul Christiano, Peter Chen, Prafulla Dhariwal, Prafulla Dhariwal, Quirin Fischer, Rachel Fong, Rein Houthooft, Rein Houthooft, Scott Gray, Shariq Hashme, Szymon Sidor, Tambet Matiisen, Tim Shi, Tom Brown, Vicki Cheung, Yuping Luo, Yura Burda Michael Page, Shivon Zilis
2018 138 Aleksandar Botev, Amanda Askell, Bowen Baker, Christopher Olah, Daniel Ziegler, David Farhi, Durk Kingma, Ethan Knight, Harri Edwards, Ilya Sutskever, Ingmar Kanitscheider, Jeffrey Wu, John Schulman, Jonathan Raiman, Josh Tobin, Joshua Achiam, Kaleo Hao, Karl Cobbe, Karthik Narasimhan, Lei Zhang, Lilian Weng, Parnian Barekatain, Peter Welinder, Phillip Isola, Rafał Józefowicz, Richard Chen, Ryan Carey, Ryan Lowe, Sadhika Malladi, Taehoon Kim, Thomas Anthony, Tim Salimans, Will Grathwohl, Wojciech Zaremba Alec Radford, Alex Nichol, Alex Ray, Ankur Handa, Aravind Srinivas, Arthur Petron, Ashley C. Pilipiszyn, Bob McGrew, Bob McGrew, Brad Lightcap, Brooke Chan, Chris Clark, Christine McLeavey Payne, Christine McLeavey Payne, Christopher Berner, Christy Dennison, Clemens Winter, Dario Amodei, David Lansky, David Luan, David Luan, Diane Yoon, Dolapo Martins, Elena Chatziathanasiadou, Eric Price, Eric Sigler, Erin Grant, Filip Wolski, Geoffrey Irving, Glenn Powell, Greg Brockman, Hanjun Dai, Hannah Davis, Holly Grimm, Ian Atha, Ifu Aniemeka, Igor Mordatch, Jack Clark, Jack Clark, Jacob Hilton, Jacob Hilton, Jacob Jackson, Jakub Pachocki, Janine Korovesis, Jie Tang, Johannes Otterbach, Johannes Otterbach, Jon Gauthier, Jonas Schneider, Jonathan Gray, Jonathan Ho, Jonathan Ho, Josh Meier, Justin Wang, Karl Cobbe, Kevin Wong, Larissa Schiavo, Larissa Schiavo, Linxi Fan, Maciej Chociej, Maddie Hall, Manuel Sherbakoff, Marcin Andrychowicz, Mateusz Litwin, Mathew Shrwed, Matthias Plappert, Michał Staniszewski, Michael Petrov, Mikhail Pavlov, Mira Murati, Munashe Shumba, Nadja Rhodes, Pamela Vagata, Paul Christiano, Paul Christiano, Peter Chen, Peter Zhokhov, Prafulla Dhariwal, Prafulla Dhariwal, Qiming Yuan, Rein Houthooft, Rein Houthooft, Remco Zwetsloot, Rewon Child, Sam McCandlish, Sam McCandlish, Scott Gray, Sophia Arakelyan, Susan Zhang, Szymon Sidor, Szymon Sidor, Todor Markov, Tom Brown, Will Rice, Xingyou (Richard) Song, Yilun Du, Yura Burda Sue Yoon Gillian Hadfield, Julia Galef, Maran Nelson, Michael Page, Pieter Abbeel, Shivon Zilis
2019 119 Amanda Askell, Bowen Baker, Christopher Olah, Daniel Ziegler, Danny Hernandez, David Farhi, Ethan Knight, Harri Edwards, Ilya Sutskever, Ingmar Kanitscheider, Jeffrey Wu, John Schulman, Jonathan Raiman, Josh Tobin, Joshua Achiam, Kaleo Hao, Karl Cobbe, Lei Zhang, Lei Zhang, Lilian Weng, Maxim Sokolov, Peter Welinder, Taehoon Kim, Wojciech Zaremba Alec Radford, Alex Paino, Alex Ray, Ankur Handa, Arthur Petron, Ashley C. Pilipiszyn, Ben Chess, Bianca Martin, Bob McGrew, Bob McGrew, Brad Lightcap, Brooke Chan, Chris Clark, Christina Hendrickson, Christine McLeavey Payne, Christopher Berner, Christy Dennison, Clemens Winter, Dario Amodei, David Lansky, David Luan, David Luan, Diane Yoon, Diane Yoon, Edgar Barraza, Elena Chatziathanasiadou, Elynn Chen, Eric Price, Eric Sigler, Fatma Tarlaci, Filip Wolski, Geoffrey Irving, Glenn Powell, Greg Brockman, Helen (Mengxin) Ji, Ian Atha, Igor Mordatch, Ilge Akkaya, Jack Clark, Jacob Hilton, Jacob Hilton, Jakub Pachocki, Janet Brown, Janine Korovesis, Jerry Tworek, Jie Tang, Johannes Otterbach, Jon Gauthier, Jonas Schneider, Jonathan Gray, Jonathan Ho, Jonathan Ho, Jonathan Michaux, Justin Wang, Karson Elmgren, Linxi Fan, Maciej Chociej, Maddie Hall, Marcin Andrychowicz, Mateusz Litwin, Mathew Shrwed, Matthias Plappert, Michał Staniszewski, Michael Petrov, Mikhail Pavlov, Mira Murati, Mor Katz, Nancy Otero, Nikolas Tezak, Pamela Vagata, Paul Christiano, Paul Christiano, Peter Chen, Peter Zhokhov, Prafulla Dhariwal, Prafulla Dhariwal, Qiming Yuan, Rein Houthooft, Rewon Child, Sam McCandlish, Scott Gray, Susan Zhang, Szymon Sidor, Szymon Sidor, Todor Markov, Tom Brown, Yuhao Wan, Yura Burda Sue Yoon Gillian Hadfield, Julia Galef, Maran Nelson, Michael Page, Pieter Abbeel, Shivon Zilis

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2016-01-01 11 Andrej Karpathy, Durk Kingma, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, John Schulman, Matt Krisiloff, Pieter Abbeel, Tom Brown, Trevor Blackwell, Vicki Cheung, Wojciech Zaremba
2017-01-01 34 Andrej Karpathy, Bob McGrew, Chris Clark, Danielle Buma, Dario Amodei, Durk Kingma, Erika Reinhardt, Greg Brockman, Ian Goodfellow, Ilya Sutskever, Jack Clark, Jeremy Schlatter, John Schulman, Jonas Schneider, Jonathan Hernandez, Josh Tobin, Kate Miltenberger, Ludwig Pettersson, Peter Chen, Peter Welinder, Pieter Abbeel, Rachel Fong, Rafał Józefowicz, Richard Chen, Rocky Duan, Scott Gray, Shariq Hashme, Szymon Sidor, Tim Salimans, Tim Shi, Tom Brown, Trevor Blackwell, Vicki Cheung, Wojciech Zaremba
2018-01-01 39 Alex Nichol, Ashley C. Pilipiszyn, Bob McGrew, Bob McGrew, Bowen Baker, Brooke Chan, Chris Clark, Christopher Berner, Christy Dennison, Dario Amodei, David Farhi, David Lansky, David Luan, Durk Kingma, Geoffrey Irving, Greg Brockman, Harri Edwards, Ilya Sutskever, Jack Clark, John Schulman, Jonas Schneider, Jonathan Raiman, Josh Tobin, Joshua Achiam, Karthik Narasimhan, Larissa Schiavo, Maciej Chociej, Mathew Shrwed, Matthias Plappert, Peter Welinder, Phillip Isola, Rafał Józefowicz, Remco Zwetsloot, Richard Chen, Scott Gray, Szymon Sidor, Tim Salimans, Tom Brown, Wojciech Zaremba
2019-01-01 69 Amanda Askell, Arthur Petron, Ashley C. Pilipiszyn, Ben Chess, Bianca Martin, Bob McGrew, Bob McGrew, Bowen Baker, Brad Lightcap, Brooke Chan, Chris Clark, Christine McLeavey Payne, Christopher Berner, Christopher Olah, Christy Dennison, Clemens Winter, Daniel Ziegler, Dario Amodei, David Farhi, David Lansky, David Luan, David Luan, Diane Yoon, Elena Chatziathanasiadou, Eric Sigler, Geoffrey Irving, Glenn Powell, Greg Brockman, Harri Edwards, Ian Atha, Ilya Sutskever, Ingmar Kanitscheider, Jack Clark, Jacob Hilton, Jacob Hilton, Janine Korovesis, Jeffrey Wu, Johannes Otterbach, John Schulman, Jonas Schneider, Jonathan Raiman, Josh Tobin, Joshua Achiam, Justin Wang, Kaleo Hao, Karl Cobbe, Lei Zhang, Lilian Weng, Maciej Chociej, Maddie Hall, Mateusz Litwin, Mathew Shrwed, Matthias Plappert, Michał Staniszewski, Michael Petrov, Mikhail Pavlov, Mira Murati, Peter Welinder, Peter Zhokhov, Qiming Yuan, Rewon Child, Sam McCandlish, Scott Gray, Susan Zhang, Szymon Sidor, Taehoon Kim, Todor Markov, Tom Brown, Wojciech Zaremba

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
30 30 0 Adam D’Angelo, Anish Athalye, Aviv Tamar, Bradly Stadie, Christopher Hesse, Daniela Amodei, Elman Mansimov, Greg Brockman, Helen Toner, Henrique Pondé, Holden Karnofsky, Ilya Sutskever, Miles Brundage, Nicolas Papernot, Oleg Klimov, Przemysław Dębiak, Reid Hoffman, Sam Altman, Sandy Huang, Shimon Whiteson, Shun Liao, Smitha Milli, Tamim Asfour, Tasha McCauley, Vikash Kumar, Xi Chen, Xue Bin Peng, Yan Duan, Yi Wu, Yuhuai Wu
2015-12-01 37 7 0 Durk Kingma, Greg Brockman, John Schulman, Matt Krisiloff, Pamela Vagata, Vicki Cheung, Wojciech Zaremba
2016-01-01 42 5 0 Andrej Karpathy, Ilya Sutskever, Pieter Abbeel, Tom Brown, Trevor Blackwell
2016-02-01 43 1 0 Rocky Duan
2016-03-01 45 2 0 Chris Clark, Ian Goodfellow
2016-03-31 51 6 0 Alec Radford, Eric Price, Jonathan Ho, Linxi Fan, Peter Chen, Yura Burda
2016-04-01 52 2 -1 Jeff Arnold, Jonas Schneider Matt Krisiloff
2016-04-26 53 1 0 Shivon Zilis
2016-05-01 55 2 0 Peter Chen, Tim Salimans
2016-05-25 59 4 0 Jie Tang, Marcin Andrychowicz, Paul Christiano, Prafulla Dhariwal
2016-06-01 63 4 0 Jon Gauthier, Kate Miltenberger, Rafał Józefowicz, Tyler Neylon
2016-07-01 66 4 -1 Dario Amodei, Gavan Woolery, Scott Gray, Zain Shah Tyler Neylon
2016-08-01 66 2 -2 Catherine Olsson, Rocky Duan Gavan Woolery, Rocky Duan
2016-08-16 68 2 0 Filip Wolski, Igor Mordatch
2016-09-01 73 5 0 Alexander Skidanov, Craig Quiter, Ludwig Pettersson, Marika Allely, Tambet Matiisen
2016-10-01 80 9 -2 Desmond Henderson, Harri Edwards, Jack Clark, Jonathan Hernandez, Josh Tobin, Louise Cabansay, Marie La, Meredith Blankenship, Rachel Fong Craig Quiter, Jeff Arnold
2016-11-01 80 2 -2 Szymon Sidor, Taco Cohen Alexander Skidanov, Zain Shah
2016-11-30 81 1 0 Jeremy Schlatter
2016-12-01 78 0 -3 Desmond Henderson, Marika Allely, Meredith Blankenship
2017-01-01 85 9 -2 Bob McGrew, Danielle Buma, Erika Reinhardt, Michael Page, Paul Christiano, Peter Welinder, Richard Chen, Shariq Hashme, Tim Shi Louise Cabansay, Marie La
2017-01-30 93 9 -1 Alex Ray, Ankur Handa, Catherine Olsson, Jakub Pachocki, Jonathan Gray, Jonathan Ho, Prafulla Dhariwal, Rein Houthooft, Yaroslav Bulatov Catherine Olsson
2017-02-01 93 2 -2 Aleks Kamko, Ryan Lowe Harri Edwards, Taco Cohen
2017-02-20 92 0 -1 Pieter Abbeel
2017-03-01 92 4 -4 Benjamin Mann, Christopher Berner, Jean Harb, Rein Houthooft Aleks Kamko, Ian Goodfellow, Jonathan Hernandez, Tambet Matiisen
2017-04-01 95 4 -1 Art Chaidarun, David Lansky, Matthias Plappert, Quirin Fischer Danielle Buma
2017-05-01 98 8 -5 Dustin Tran, Han Zhang, Jason Peng, Kevin Frans, Lerrel Pinto, Maruan Al-Shedivat, Trapit Bansal, Yang Liu Benjamin Mann, Catherine Olsson, Jeremy Schlatter, Rachel Fong, Trevor Blackwell
2017-06-01 100 6 -4 Aditya Grover, Brooke Chan, Cathy Wu, Christos Louizos, Jakob Foerster, Jiaming Song Andrej Karpathy, Art Chaidarun, Jean Harb, Tim Shi
2017-07-01 103 4 -1 Geoffrey Irving, Harri Edwards, Joshua Achiam, Yuping Luo Kevin Frans
2017-08-01 90 0 -13 Christos Louizos, Erika Reinhardt, Han Zhang, Jakob Foerster, Jason Peng, Lerrel Pinto, Maruan Al-Shedivat, Peter Chen, Quirin Fischer, Rocky Duan, Trapit Bansal, Yang Liu, Yuping Luo
2017-09-01 90 6 -6 Alex Nichol, Bowen Baker, Karthik Narasimhan, Larissa Schiavo, Nikhil Mishra, Phillip Isola Aditya Grover, Jiaming Song, Kate Miltenberger, Ludwig Pettersson, Matthias Plappert, Shariq Hashme
2017-10-01 89 1 -2 Jonathan Raiman Cathy Wu, Dustin Tran
2017-11-01 89 1 -1 Maciej Chociej Joshua Achiam
2017-12-01 89 3 -3 Bowen Baker, David Luan, Joshua Achiam Bowen Baker, Nikhil Mishra, Vicki Cheung
2017-12-31 88 0 -1 Yaroslav Bulatov
2018-01-01 95 7 0 Ashley C. Pilipiszyn, Bob McGrew, Christy Dennison, David Farhi, Mathew Shrwed, Matthias Plappert, Remco Zwetsloot
2018-02-01 101 7 -1 Glenn Powell, Kaleo Hao, Kevin Wong, Larissa Schiavo, Lilian Weng, Parnian Barekatain, Ryan Carey Larissa Schiavo
2018-02-20 104 3 0 Julia Galef, Maran Nelson, Pieter Abbeel
2018-03-01 107 5 -2 Diane Yoon, Elena Chatziathanasiadou, Eric Sigler, Manuel Sherbakoff, Rewon Child Parnian Barekatain, Ryan Carey
2018-04-01 108 4 -3 Aleksandar Botev, Peter Zhokhov, Szymon Sidor, Thomas Anthony Rein Houthooft, Richard Chen, Szymon Sidor
2018-05-01 116 9 -1 Aravind Srinivas, Daniel Ziegler, Erin Grant, Hanjun Dai, Michael Petrov, Sadhika Malladi, Sam McCandlish, Susan Zhang, Will Grathwohl Kevin Wong
2018-06-01 130 16 -2 Christine McLeavey Payne, Dolapo Martins, Ethan Knight, Hannah Davis, Holly Grimm, Ifu Aniemeka, Johannes Otterbach, Josh Meier, Karl Cobbe, Mira Murati, Munashe Shumba, Nadja Rhodes, Sophia Arakelyan, Will Rice, Xingyou (Richard) Song, Yilun Du Durk Kingma, Rafał Józefowicz
2018-07-01 127 1 -4 David Luan Manuel Sherbakoff, Phillip Isola, Tim Salimans, Will Rice
2018-08-01 128 7 -6 Arthur Petron, Brad Lightcap, Christine McLeavey Payne, Gillian Hadfield, Ingmar Kanitscheider, Jeffrey Wu, Michał Staniszewski Aleksandar Botev, Aravind Srinivas, Erin Grant, Hanjun Dai, Karthik Narasimhan, Ryan Lowe
2018-09-01 129 4 -3 Jacob Jackson, Maddie Hall, Sue Yoon, Taehoon Kim Nadja Rhodes, Thomas Anthony, Will Grathwohl
2018-10-01 126 8 -11 Christopher Olah, Ian Atha, Jack Clark, Jacob Hilton, Jacob Hilton, Lei Zhang, Mikhail Pavlov, Todor Markov Christine McLeavey Payne, Dolapo Martins, Hannah Davis, Holly Grimm, Ifu Aniemeka, Jack Clark, Josh Meier, Munashe Shumba, Sadhika Malladi, Xingyou (Richard) Song, Yilun Du
2018-11-01 127 4 -3 Amanda Askell, Clemens Winter, Janine Korovesis, Justin Wang Johannes Otterbach, Larissa Schiavo, Sam McCandlish
2018-12-01 129 5 -3 Johannes Otterbach, Karl Cobbe, Mateusz Litwin, Qiming Yuan, Sam McCandlish Jacob Jackson, Karl Cobbe, Sophia Arakelyan
2018-12-31 128 0 -1 Remco Zwetsloot
2019-01-01 129 2 -1 Ben Chess, Bianca Martin Alex Nichol
2019-02-01 139 11 -1 Christina Hendrickson, Danny Hernandez, Edgar Barraza, Elynn Chen, Fatma Tarlaci, Helen (Mengxin) Ji, Janet Brown, Jonathan Michaux, Maxim Sokolov, Nancy Otero, Yuhao Wan Szymon Sidor
2019-03-01 145 7 -1 Alex Paino, Ilge Akkaya, Jerry Tworek, Karson Elmgren, Mor Katz, Nikolas Tezak, Szymon Sidor Diane Yoon
2019-04-01 141 2 -6 Diane Yoon, Lei Zhang Jacob Hilton, Jacob Hilton, Lei Zhang, Michał Staniszewski, Mikhail Pavlov, Todor Markov
2019-05-01 132 0 -9 Edgar Barraza, Elynn Chen, Fatma Tarlaci, Helen (Mengxin) Ji, Janet Brown, Jonathan Michaux, Kaleo Hao, Nancy Otero, Yuhao Wan
2019-06-01 131 0 -1 Maciej Chociej

List of people (248 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Paul Christiano 2017-01-01 full-time [1], [2], [3] The description given is "working on alignment"
Dario Amodei Team Lead for AI Safety 2016-07-01 full-time [4], [5], [6], [3], [7] Description says "working on a combination of reinforcement learning, imitation learning, and AI safety".
Yura Burda 2016-03-31 full-time [8], [9]
Ian Goodfellow Research Scientist 2016-03-01 2017-03-01 full-time [8], [9], [10]
Alec Radford 2016-03-31 full-time [8], [9]
Tim Salimans Research Scientist and Team Lead 2016-05-01 2018-07-01 full-time [8], [9], [11]
Linxi Fan Intern 2016-03-31 intern [8], [9]
Jon Gauthier Intern 2016-06-01 intern [8], [9], [12]
Jonathan Ho Intern 2016-03-31 intern [8], [9]
Rein Houthooft Intern 2017-03-01 2018-04-01 intern [8], [9], [13]
Eric Price Intern 2016-03-31 intern [8], [9]
Geoffrey Irving Member of AI safety team 2017-07-01 full-time [14], [15], [16]
Andrej Karpathy Research Scientist 2016-01-01 2017-06-01 [17], [18] The given description is "Deep Learning, Generative Models, Reinforcement Learning"
Pieter Abbeel Research Scientist 2016-01-01 2017-02-20 [19], [20], [21]
Shivon Zilis Advisor 2016-04-26 [20], [22]
Marcin Andrychowicz 2016-05-25 [23], [24]
Rafał Józefowicz Researcher 2016-06-01 2018-06-01 [23], [24], [25]
Kate Miltenberger Operations Manager 2016-06-01 2017-09-01 [23], [24], [26]
Ludwig Pettersson Member of Technical Staff 2016-09-01 2017-09-01 [23], [24], [27]
Jonas Schneider Engineering Lead, Robotics 2016-04-01 [28], [23], [24]
Jie Tang 2016-05-25 [23], [24]
Prafulla Dhariwal Intern 2016-05-25 [23], [24]
Paul Christiano Intern 2016-05-25 [23], [24]
Ilya Sutskever Co-Founder and Research Director 2016-01-01 [29], [30], [31]
Durk Kingma Machine Learning Research Scientist and Team Lead of Algorithms team 2015-12-01 2018-06-01 [32], [33], [34], [35]
Greg Brockman Co-Founder and CTO 2015-12-01 [36], [37], [38]
Wojciech Zaremba Head of Robotics research 2015-12-01 [39], [40]
John Schulman Research Scientist 2015-12-01 [41], [42]
Trevor Blackwell Researcher 2016-01-01 2017-05-01 [42], [43]
Vicki Cheung Head of Infrastructure 2015-12-01 2017-12-01 [42], [44]
Pamela Vagata 2015-12-01 [42]
Filip Wolski 2016-08-16 [6]
Jack Clark Strategy and Communications 2016-10-01 2018-10-01 [6], [7], [45], [46]
Jack Clark Policy Director 2018-10-01 [46]
Scott Gray Member of Technical Staff 2016-07-01 [6], [47]
Zain Shah Machine Learning Research 2016-07-01 2016-11-01 [6], [48]
Harri Edwards Intern 2016-10-01 2017-02-01 [6], [49]
Harri Edwards Research Scientist 2017-07-01 [49], [50]
Igor Mordatch Intern or visitor 2016-08-16 [6], [51]
Taco Cohen Research Intern 2016-11-01 2017-02-01 intern [6], [52]
Tambet Matiisen Intern 2016-09-01 2017-03-01 intern [6], [53]
Tom Brown Member of Technical Staff 2016-01-01 [54], [55], [56], [57]
Aleks Kamko Software Engineer 2017-02-01 2017-03-01 part-time [57], [58]
Alex Ray 2017-01-30 [57]
Ankur Handa 2017-01-30 [57]
Bob McGrew Member of Technical Staff 2017-01-01 [57], [59]
Bob McGrew Vice President of Engineering 2018-01-01 [59]
Christopher Berner Head of Infrastructure 2017-03-01 [57], [60]
Erika Reinhardt Engineering Director 2017-01-01 2017-08-01 [57], [61]
Jakub Pachocki 2017-01-30 [57]
Jeremy Schlatter Member of Technical Staff 2016-11-30 2017-05-01 full-time [57], [62]
Jonathan Gray 2017-01-30 [57]
Peter Welinder Researcher/Engineer in Robotics and AI 2017-01-01 [57], [63]
Rachel Fong Software engineer 2016-10-01 2017-05-01 [57], [64], [65]
Shariq Hashme Member of Technical Staff 2017-01-01 2017-09-01 [57], [66]
Szymon Sidor Member of Technical Staff 2016-11-01 2018-04-01 [57], [67]
Szymon Sidor Rapid Lead 2018-04-01 2019-02-01 [67]
Szymon Sidor Member of Technical Staff 2019-03-01 [67]
Yaroslav Bulatov Research Engineer 2017-01-30 2017-12-31 [57], [68]
Jonathan Ho 2017-01-30 [57]
Peter Chen Intern 2016-03-31 intern [8], [9]
Peter Chen Research Scientist 2016-05-01 2017-08-01 [57], [69]
Prafulla Dhariwal 2017-01-30 [57]
Rein Houthooft 2017-01-30 [57]
Rocky Duan Research Scientist Intern 2016-02-01 2016-08-01 intern [8], [9], [70]
Rocky Duan Research Scientist 2016-08-01 2017-08-01 full-time [57], [70]
Smitha Milli Intern [71]
Michael Page Policy and Ethics Advisor 2017-01-01 [72], [7]
Parnian Barekatain Research Intern 2018-02-01 2018-03-01 intern [73], [74], [75]
Jonathan Raiman Research Scientist 2017-10-01 [76], [77]
Kevin Frans Research Intern 2017-05-01 2017-07-01 [78], [79]
Xue Bin Peng [80]
Lerrel Pinto Research Intern 2017-05-01 2017-08-01 [80], [81]
Josh Tobin Research Scientist 2016-10-01 [80], [82], [83], [84]
Maruan Al-Shedivat Intern 2017-05-01 2017-08-01 intern [85], [86], [87], [88], [51]
Trapit Bansal Research Intern 2017-05-01 2017-08-01 intern [85], [89], [90]
Jakob Foerster PhD Research Intern 2017-06-01 2017-08-01 intern [91], [86], [92], [51]
Richard Chen Research Scientist 2017-01-01 2018-04-01 [86], [93], [94]
Shimon Whiteson [86]
Yuhuai Wu Intern [95], [96]
Elman Mansimov [95]
Shun Liao [95]
Oleg Klimov [97]
Alex Nichol Member of Technical Staff 2017-09-01 2019-01-01 [98]
Matthias Plappert Member of Technical Staff (Intern) 2017-04-01 2017-09-01 [99], [93]
Matthias Plappert Member of Technical Staff 2018-01-01 [99]
Przemysław Dębiak [100]
Christopher Hesse [100]
Quirin Fischer Member of Technical Staff 2017-04-01 2017-08-01 [100], [101]
Xi Chen [93]
Tamim Asfour [93]
Anish Athalye [102]
Vikash Kumar [82]
Bradly Stadie [82]
Ryan Lowe Research Intern 2017-02-01 2018-08-01 intern [103], [104], [105]
Yi Wu [103]
Aviv Tamar [103]
Jean Harb Intern 2017-03-01 2017-06-01 intern [103], [106]
Nicolas Papernot [107]
Sandy Huang [107]
Yan Duan [107]
Pieter Abbeel Advisor 2018-02-20 [21]
Julia Galef Advisor 2018-02-20 [21]
Maran Nelson Advisor 2018-02-20 [21]
Greg Brockman Board board member [21]
Ilya Sutskever Board board member [21]
Holden Karnofsky Board board member [21]
Sam Altman Board board member [21]
Adam D’Angelo Board board member [108]
Reid Hoffman Board board member [108]
Sue Yoon Board 2018-09-01 board member [108], [109]
Tasha McCauley Board board member [108]
Benjamin Mann Software Engineer 2017-03-01 2017-05-01 [110]
Brooke Chan Member of Technical Staff 2017-06-01 [111], [112]
David Farhi Researcher 2018-01-01 [111], [113]
Christy Dennison Machine Learning Engineer 2018-01-01 [111], [114]
Henrique Pondé [111]
Michael Petrov Member of Technical Staff 2018-05-01 [111], [115]
Susan Zhang Member of Technical Staff 2018-05-01 full-time [111], [116]
Larissa Schiavo AI Trainer 2017-09-01 2018-02-01 [117]
Larissa Schiavo Program Manager 2018-02-01 2018-11-01 [111], [117]
David Luan Director of Engineering 2017-12-01 [111], [118]
David Luan Vice President of Engineering 2018-07-01 [118]
Diane Yoon Operations Manager 2018-03-01 2019-03-01 [111], [119]
Diane Yoon Human resources director 2019-04-01 [119]
Eric Sigler Member of Technical Staff 2018-03-01 [111], [120]
Christopher Olah Researcher working on human understanding of ML 2018-10-01 full-time [121], [122]
Daniela Amodei Natural language processing team manager and head of people operations [123]
Amanda Askell Research Scientist, AI policy 2018-11-01 [123], [124]
Miles Brundage Research Scientist on the policy team [123]
Gillian Hadfield Senior Policy Advisor 2018-08-01 [123], [125]
Danny Hernandez Research Scientist 2019-02-01 [123], [126] measures and forecasts AI progress
Helen Toner AI Policy Associate [123]
Daniel Ziegler Research engineer on the Safety Team 2018-05-01 [123], [127]
Maddie Hall Special Projects 2018-09-01 [128], [129]
Christina Hendrickson Recruiting and Programs 2019-02-01 [130]
Bowen Baker Research Scientist Intern 2017-09-01 2017-12-01 intern [131], [132]
Bowen Baker Research Scientist on Robotics Team 2017-12-01 [131], [132]
Lei Zhang Research Fellow 2018-10-01 2019-04-01 [133], [134] Robotics team
Lei Zhang Research Scientist 2019-04-01 [133]
Ingmar Kanitscheider Research Scientist 2018-08-01 [135]
Ethan Knight Research Intern on AI Safety Team 2018-06-01 [136], [137]
Brad Lightcap Chief financial officer 2018-08-01 [138]
Joshua Achiam Research Intern 2017-07-01 2017-11-01 intern [139]
Joshua Achiam Research Scientist on Safety Team 2017-12-01 [139], [140]
Arthur Petron Member of the Technical Staff 2018-08-01 [141]
Christine McLeavey Payne OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 [142], [134]
Christine McLeavey Payne Member of Technical Staff 2018-08-01 [143]
Taehoon Kim Research Engineer 2018-09-01 [144], [145]
Chris Clark Chief Operating Officer 2016-03-01 [146]
Karson Elmgren Member of Recruiting Staff 2019-03-01 [147]
Karl Cobbe OpenAI Fellow 2018-06-01 2018-12-01 intern [148], [149]
Karl Cobbe Research Scientist 2018-12-01 intern [149]
Sam McCandlish OpenAI Fellow 2018-05-01 2018-11-01 intern [148], [150]
Yilun Du OpenAI Fellow 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 intern [148], [151]
Josh Meier OpenAI Fellow 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 intern [148]
Johannes Otterbach OpenAI Fellow 2018-06-01 2018-11-01 intern [148], [152]
Johannes Otterbach Member of Technical Staff 2018-12-01 full-time [152]
Xingyou (Richard) Song OpenAI Fellow 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 intern [148]
Sam McCandlish Member of the Technical Staff, Safety Team 2018-12-01 full-time [150]
Nikolas Tezak OpenAI Fellow 2019-03-01 intern [153]
Mira Murati Strategy Lead 2018-06-01 [154]
Dolapo Martins OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 [142]
Hannah Davis OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 [142]
Holly Grimm OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 [142]
Ifu Aniemeka OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 [142]
Munashe Shumba OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 [142]
Nadja Rhodes OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 [142], [155], [156]
Sophia Arakelyan OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-12-01 [142], [157]
Fatma Tarlaci OpenAI Scholar 2019-02-01 2019-05-01 [158], [159]
Jonathan Michaux OpenAI Scholar 2019-02-01 2019-05-01 [158], [159]
Nancy Otero OpenAI Scholar 2019-02-01 2019-05-01 [158], [159], [160]
Elynn Chen OpenAI Scholar 2019-02-01 2019-05-01 [158], [159]
Helen (Mengxin) Ji OpenAI Scholar 2019-02-01 2019-05-01 [158], [159], [161]
Yuhao Wan OpenAI Scholar 2019-02-01 2019-05-01 [158], [159]
Janet Brown OpenAI Scholar 2019-02-01 2019-05-01 [158], [159]
Edgar Barraza OpenAI Scholar 2019-02-01 2019-05-01 [158], [159]
Jeffrey Wu Research engineer on safety team 2018-08-01 [162], [163]
Rewon Child Member of Technical Staff 2018-03-01 [164]
Bianca Martin Project and Executive Support 2019-01-01 [165]
Mathew Shrwed Software Engineer 2018-01-01 [166]
Mor Katz OpenAI Fellow 2019-03-01 [167], [168] Works on the Safety Team, with a project focused on Debate
Maxim Sokolov Researcher Engineer 2019-02-01 full-time [169]
Mateusz Litwin Member of Technical Staff 2018-12-01 full-time [170]
Peter Zhokhov Member of Technical Staff 2018-04-01 full-time [171]
Ian Atha Member of Technical Staff 2018-10-01 full-time [172], [173]
Clemens Winter Member of Technical Staff 2018-11-01 full-time [174], [175]
Jerry Tworek Member of Technical Staff 2019-03-01 full-time [176]
Janine Korovesis Controller 2018-11-01 full-time [177]
Lilian Weng Research Scientist 2018-02-01 full-time [178], [179]
Elena Chatziathanasiadou Recruiter 2018-03-01 full-time [180]
Ilge Akkaya Member of Technical Staff, Robotics Team 2019-03-01 full-time [181]
Ashley C. Pilipiszyn Science Communicator 2018-01-01 full-time [182]
Alex Paino Member of Technical Staff, Robotics Team 2019-03-01 full-time [183]
Qiming Yuan Member of Technical Staff, Robotics 2018-12-01 full-time [184]
David Lansky General Counsel 2017-04-01 full-time [185]
Justin Wang Member of Design Staff 2018-11-01 full-time [186]
Glenn Powell Member of Technical Staff 2018-02-01 full-time [187], [188]
Jacob Hilton OpenAI Fellow 2018-10-01 2019-04-01 [134] Reinforcement learning team
Todor Markov Machine Learning Fellow 2018-10-01 2019-04-01 [189], [134] In the Multiagent team
Jacob Hilton OpenAI Fellow 2018-10-01 2019-04-01 [134] Algorithms team
Mikhail Pavlov OpenAI Fellow 2018-10-01 2019-04-01 [134] Hardware team
Will Grathwohl Research Intern 2018-05-01 2018-09-01 intern [190]
Ben Chess Infrastructure 2019-01-01 [191]
Marie La Project Management Contractor 2016-10-01 2017-01-01 [192]
Remco Zwetsloot Policy Analyst 2018-01-01 2018-12-31 [193]
Catherine Olsson Software Engineer 2017-01-30 2017-05-01 [57], [194]
Catherine Olsson Intern or visitor 2016-08-01 2017-01-30 [6], [195], [194]
Phillip Isola Visiting Research Scientist 2017-09-01 2018-07-01 [196], [197]
Cathy Wu Member of Technical Staff, Intern 2017-06-01 2017-10-01 intern [198]
Ryan Carey Research Engineering Intern 2018-02-01 2018-03-01 intern [199]
Erin Grant Member of Technical Staff, Intern 2018-05-01 2018-08-01 intern [200]
Marika Allely Demonstrator 2016-09-01 2016-12-01 [201]
Karthik Narasimhan Research Scientist 2017-09-01 2018-08-01 [202]
Dustin Tran Research Intern 2017-05-01 2017-10-01 intern [203]
Desmond Henderson Gameplay Data Provider 2016-10-01 2016-12-01 [204]
Aravind Srinivas Member of Technical Staff 2018-05-01 2018-08-01 [205]
Alexander Skidanov Research Engineer, Consultant 2016-09-01 2016-11-01 [206]
Jiaming Song Research Intern 2017-06-01 2017-09-01 intern [207]
Tim Shi Member of Technical Staff 2017-01-01 2017-06-01 part-time [208]
Matt Krisiloff Founding Member 2015-12-01 2016-04-01 [209]
Jeff Arnold Head of Operations 2016-04-01 2016-10-01 [210]
Maciej Chociej Member of Technical Staff 2017-11-01 2019-06-01 [211], [212]
Jonathan Hernandez Contract Software Engineer 2016-10-01 2017-03-01 [213]
Meredith Blankenship Beta Test Consultant 2016-10-01 2016-12-01 [214]
Manuel Sherbakoff Office Manager 2018-03-01 2018-07-01 [215]
Aditya Grover Research Intern 2017-06-01 2017-09-01 intern [216]
Kevin Wong Freelance Level Designer 2018-02-01 2018-05-01 contractor [217]
Sadhika Malladi Research Scientist 2018-05-01 2018-10-01 [218]
Yang Liu Research Intern 2017-05-01 2017-08-01 intern [219]
Louise Cabansay AI Demonstrator 2016-10-01 2017-01-01 [220]
Hanjun Dai Member of Technical Staff, Intern 2018-05-01 2018-08-01 intern [221], [222] Games team
Nikhil Mishra Research Intern 2017-09-01 2017-12-01 intern [223], [224]
Tyler Neylon Machine Learning Engineer 2016-06-01 2016-07-01 contractor [225]
Han Zhang Research Intern 2017-05-01 2017-08-01 intern [226], [227]
Craig Quiter Technical Staff Contractor 2016-09-01 2016-10-01 contractor [228]
Kaleo Hao Research Contributor 2018-02-01 2019-05-01 [229]
Jacob Jackson Intern 2018-09-01 2018-12-01 intern [230], [231]
Danielle Buma Assistant Office Manager 2017-01-01 2017-04-01 [232]
Art Chaidarun Member of Technical Staff 2017-04-01 2017-06-01 [233]
Yuping Luo Software Engineer Intern 2017-07-01 2017-08-01 intern [234]
Michał Staniszewski Robotics Contractor 2018-08-01 2019-04-01 [235]
Will Rice Consultant 2018-06-01 2018-07-01 [236]
Aleksandar Botev Research Intern 2018-04-01 2018-08-01 intern [237]
Gavan Woolery Contract Software Developer 2016-07-01 2016-08-01 contractor [238]
Jason Peng Member of Technical Staff, Intern 2017-05-01 2017-08-01 intern [239]
Thomas Anthony Machine Learning Researcher 2018-04-01 2018-09-01 [240]
Christos Louizos Research Intern 2017-06-01 2017-08-01 intern [241]

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