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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
2000 1 Stuart Russell
2001 1 Stuart Russell
2002 1 Stuart Russell
2003 1 Stuart Russell
2004 1 Stuart Russell
2005 1 Stuart Russell
2006 1 Stuart Russell
2007 1 Stuart Russell
2008 2 Andrew Critch, Stuart Russell
2009 2 Andrew Critch, Stuart Russell
2010 2 Andrew Critch, Stuart Russell
2011 2 Andrew Critch, Stuart Russell
2012 2 Andrew Critch, Stuart Russell
2013 1 Stuart Russell
2014 1 Stuart Russell
2015 2 Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell
2016 2 Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell
2017 2 Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell
2018 3 Dan Hendrycks, Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell
2019 3 Dan Hendrycks, Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell
2020 3 Dan Hendrycks, Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell
2021 3 Dan Hendrycks, Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell

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
2000-01-01 1 Stuart Russell
2001-01-01 1 Stuart Russell
2002-01-01 1 Stuart Russell
2003-01-01 1 Stuart Russell
2004-01-01 1 Stuart Russell
2005-01-01 1 Stuart Russell
2006-01-01 1 Stuart Russell
2007-01-01 1 Stuart Russell
2008-01-01 2 Andrew Critch, Stuart Russell
2009-01-01 2 Andrew Critch, Stuart Russell
2010-01-01 2 Andrew Critch, Stuart Russell
2011-01-01 2 Andrew Critch, Stuart Russell
2012-01-01 2 Andrew Critch, Stuart Russell
2013-01-01 1 Stuart Russell
2014-01-01 1 Stuart Russell
2015-01-01 2 Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell
2016-01-01 2 Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell
2017-01-01 2 Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell
2018-01-01 3 Dan Hendrycks, Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell
2019-01-01 3 Dan Hendrycks, Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell
2020-01-01 3 Dan Hendrycks, Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell
2021-01-01 3 Dan Hendrycks, Max Simchowitz, Stuart Russell

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
12 12 0 Anca Dragan, Dylan Hadfield-Menell, Frances Ding, Lydia T. Liu, Michael Janner, Paul Christiano, Pieter Abbeel, Qiaochu Yuan, Sergey Levine, Smitha Milli, Stuart Russell, Tom Kalil
1986-01-01 13 1 0 Stuart Russell
2008-01-01 14 1 0 Andrew Critch
2013-01-01 13 0 -1 Andrew Critch
2015-01-01 14 1 0 Max Simchowitz
2018-01-01 15 1 0 Dan Hendrycks

List of people (16 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Michael Janner PhD student graduate student [1] One of the Open Philanthropy Project 2018 AI Fellows.
Qiaochu Yuan Graduate student [2]
Paul Christiano [3], [4], [5], [6] One of 37 AGI Safety Researchers of 2015 funded by donations from Elon Musk and the Open Philanthropy Project
Sergey Levine [7]
Anca Dragan [7], [8]
Dylan Hadfield-Menell [8]
Smitha Milli [8], [9], [10] 2019 class of the Open Phil AI Fellowship
Pieter Abbeel [8]
Stuart Russell [8], [11]
Stuart Russell Professor of Computer Science 1986-01-01 [5], [12], [13] One of 37 AGI Safety Researchers of 2015 funded by donations from Elon Musk and the Open Philanthropy Project
Tom Kalil [14]
Andrew Critch Graduate student 2008-01-01 2013-01-01 [15], [2]
Dan Hendrycks PhD student in Computer Science 2018-01-01 [16], [17], [18], [19] April 2020: Long-Term Future Fund Grant Recipient, also 2020 class of the Open Phil AI Fellowship
Lydia T. Liu PhD student in Computer Science [9], [20] 2019 class of the Open Phil AI Fellowship
Max Simchowitz PhD student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 2015-01-01 [9], [21] 2019 class of the Open Phil AI Fellowship
Frances Ding PhD student in Computer Science [19], [22] 2020 class of the Open Phil AI Fellowship

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