We're a group of people, primarily based in the Cambridge UK region, who try to think hard about how to help others the most, and what actions we can take with our careers, donations and political choices to enact these changes. Many members of the community currently study at or have graduated from the University of Cambridge, although we also have community members who've studied at other universities or are working in Cambridgeshire.
If you'd like to get involved in the community, or join our committee and contribute to the running and organising of events, please do get in touch with us here. We're open to anyone who wants to think hard about how to improve the world and take action on these insights. Attending our EA fellowship is a good introduction to the community, as well as joining our Learn about EA mentorship programme.
Amrit recently finished his degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge, after studying physics at Oxford. He now works at the Centre on Long-term Risk (CLR) doing operations work. He enjoys linguistics, reading sci-fi and fantasy, cats, railways, maps, archiving things, going for walks, and chaotic cooking. He blogs about travelling to different parts of the UK here.
Cellular Agriculture Rep
Clarisse did her MPhil in chem eng and biotech in Cambridge, and is the co-founder of a cultured meat B2B startup. She's on the EA, synthetic biologiy and cellular argiculture committees.
She's most interested in decision-making, machine learning, China, wild and farm animal suffering but loves to chat about any EA topics and learning new things.
Recently graduated from Durham University studying risk and engineering, Dewi now works full time coordinating and organising a range of discussion groups, mentoring programmes and talks at EA Cambridge.
In his spare time, he likes running, calisthenics, jazz music, and vanlife!
Emery currently works at the Center on Long-term Risk (CLR), having recently studied maths at Cambridge. They're particularly interested in s-risks (risks of astronomic suffering), and like talking about mental health/productivity/self-improvement.
AI Safety Reading Group Coordinator
Euan's background is in physics, having recently completed a PhD in theoretical partical physics, but he now works as a machine learning engineer in Cambridge. He's interested in AI safety, s-risks, as well as running, climbing, philosophy and music. He writes aboute AI safety here, and he used to write about physics here.
Eve works full-time at EA Cambridge, organising a range of fellowships, events, and mentoring. She studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge, and is interested in discussing anything EA-related, especially community building, as well as being interested in dogs and doctor who.
Book Club Coordinator
Francis has a background in computer science, worked in hardware verification and design and now is now studying economics. He enjoys talking about negative utilitarianism, welfare economics and board games.
Helena is a final-year Psychology PhD student working on age-related changes in memory functions to inform tests for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. She recently worked on a project on trauma treatment in refugees for a student-run mental health think thank and from March 2021 will join the Data Team in policy making at the Royal Society. She's also interested in global priorities research, s-risk and x-risk (especially from AI and authoritarian backsliding).
One For The World Chapter Founder
Joe is a third year mathmo at Cambridge. He was previously the president of May Week Alternative, and founded the regional 1FTW chapter. He's completed internships at Jane Street and Charity Entrepreneurship, and is passionate about reducing global poverty.
Josh is a second year PhD student looking at real-time epidemic modelling, and has been in Cambridge since 2015 (Computer Science undergrad). From an EA perspective, he's interested in biological risks and improving decision making via quantitive methods. Outside of EA, he enjoys coxing (whenever that's OK to do again), running, and cooking.
Maria A Gutierrez
Maria is a fourth-year maths student at Christ's, specialising in applied maths and theoretical physics. She helps to organise career workshops for mathmos, and is currently applying to PhDs in quantitative biology, with the idea of doing academic research on biorisks. More of her thoughts can be found on her blog here.
Community Talks Coordinator
Neel recently graduated from an undergraduate degree in Maths, and has been involved with the EA community for around two years. He's currently on a gap year exploring whether AI safety would be a good fit for him, in contrast to his other plan to pursue quant finance and donate to effective causes. Neel blogs at neelnanda.io.
AI Safety Fellowship Lead
Richard is currently pursuing a PhD in the Philosophy of Machine Learning, and is interested in Artificial General Intelligence safety. He previously worked as a research engineer at DeepMind and has interned at the Future of Humanity Institute. He blogs at Thinking Complete.
Rudolf is a computer science undergrad at Cambridge, and is very interested in the theoretical side of computing, as well as topics pertaining to the future of human civilisation. He writes about these topics on his blog.
Zi Qi Kok
Zi is a 5th year medical student at Cambridge. Her interests lie in neuroscience, global mental health and social entrepreneurship, but she's also broadly interested in policy-making and the potential for artificial intelligence to do good, especially in the medtech sector. She's currently working on a startup aimed at democratising mental healthcare for populations in developing countries by building a digital platform.