2023-2024 FELLOWS

Dr. Anne Moore

Dr. Moore is an Artemis-NASA Scholar, Senior Fellow, quantum physicist expert, and a leading scholar in Quantum Artificial Intelligence (QAI) and Machine Learning Integration (MLI). She oversees both our Quantum Integration Research Cluster and our seminars in AI development, quantum technology, and QAI and the future of humanity.

Dr. Moore's interdisciplinary research agenda concentrates on non-supervised and supercomputers approximation methods, the future of applied intelligence, and exponential QML integration. She holds a PhD in quantum physics from Caltech (title) and Stanford University (residence), a master of science with major in advanced biophysics from MIT (MS, magna cum laude, first in class), a master in computer science with major in applied intelligence from Stanford (MS, cum laude), and a bachelor of science in physics from Caltech (BS, Dean's Honor Scholar, first in class). Prior to joining HRC, Dr. Moore was awarded a National Space Research Grant by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), along with a Visiting Fellowship at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University.

Dr. Moore is coauthor of the quantum shift, neural networks dimensional flaws, and the AI absorption/disruption model. Her works have been cited both in Nature and Scientific America. She has been quantum lead and AI contributor at IBM Research, Supermicro and Tesla as well as physicist contributor at NASA (Artemis I, Orion launch), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science Intelligence Lab (SCAIL), and the Sustainable Future Innitiative at the National Institute for Quantum Science and Technology of Japon. She has been invited lecturer at Caltech and the Universities of Oxford, Stanford, Princeton, and Tokyo. Dr. Moore has been consulted by leading media outlets around the world, including National Geographic, DW Deutsche Welle, RAI Italy, TIME Magazine, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Asahi Shinbum, and Times of India. She is the Editor in Chief of HRC's upcoming research report on AI Regulation and the Future of Humanity.

For media inquieres, please contact us at: media@haclr.org. Dr. Moore is fluent in English, French, German, and Japanese.

Dr. J. Mauricio Gaona

Dr. Gaona is an Oppenheimer Scholar, Senior Fellow, human rights expert, and a leading scholar in global law, migration and technology. He oversees both our Global Mobility Research Cluster and our seminars in law and artificial intelligence, national security and technology, and international and comparative  law. 

Dr. Gaona's multidisciplinary research agenda aims to uncover and redress traditional (sociopolitical migration), modern (environmental migration), and emerging (technological migration) forms of human mobility, exclusion and displacement. He holds a PhD in international human rights law from McGill University (title) and Harvard University (residence), a master's degree in international and comparative law from University of California UCLA (LLM, Dean's Honor Scholar, first in class), a master's degree in European Union law from University of Paris II Sorbonne-Assas (M2, cum laude, first in class), and a law degree from University Externado (LLB, honors, first in class). Prior to joining HRC, Dr. Gaona was awarded the National Scholarship Vanier by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), along with a Visiting Fellowship at the Institute for Global Law & Policy at Harvard University. 

Dr. Gaona is the author of the fourth generation of human rights, the quantum theory model of perceptional gap, the democratic blending principle, and the refugee paradigms. His fworks have been cited before the United States Congress during Congressional hearings on artificial intelligence (Open AI, AI regulation) as well as by the United States Department of Justice (treatment of migrants). He has been invited and seasonal lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT and the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, McGill, California UCLA, and Singapore NUS. Dr. Gaona has been also consulted by leading media outlets around the world, including TIME Magazine, The New York Times, Le Monde, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation CBC, the Sidney Morning Herald, NPR, and W Radio. His works have appeared in journals, institutional expert blogs, and podcasts published by universities and research institutes in Europe and North America, including the Universities of Oxford, Harvard, New York, Columbia, Washington, Manitoba, McGill, and UNIDROIT Rome. His columns have appeared in The Hill, The Washington Examiner, The New York Daily News, Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The Gazette of Montreal, The Ottawa Citizen, TME Munich, La Prensa Libre de Costa Rica, El Clarin de Buenos Aires, and El Espectador.   

For media inquieries, please contact us at: media@haclr.org.  Dr. Gaona is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Italian.

Dr. Jin Ae Kim

Dr. Kim is an IBM Scholar, Senior Fellow, AI neuropsychology expert, and a leading global researcher in human adaptation, AI ethics, and natural language processing models. She oversees both our Human Functionality Research Cluster and our seminars in human development (AI cognition, AI and social adaptation, AI development and the future of mental health).

Dr. Kim's transdisciplinary research agenda uses human psychology, applied artificial intelligence, and the emerging field of machine psychology to understand and more accurately predict ethical and social limits, disruptions, flaws, and dichotomies concerning AI design. She holds a PhD in neuropsychology from Princeton University (title) and UC Berkeley (residence), a master of social sciences from University of California UCLA (MASS, Dean's Honor Scholar, first in class), a master in advanced computer science from the University of Oxford (MSc, First in class), and a bachelor in psychology from Seul National University SNU (BS, summa cum laude).

Dr. Kim has been Research Team Leader at Taiwan Semiconductors Inc., Samsung International Inc., Samsung Research America, Siemens Asia, and Qualcomm. She is member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Korean Psychological Association (KPA), and the Korean Counseling Association as well as Editor in Chief of the Korean Journal of Applied Psychology. Her works have been referred and cited by UNESCO and the United Nations Population Fund.  She is Co-editor of HRC's upcoming report on AI Regulation and the Future of Humanity.

For media inquiries, please contact us at: media@haclr.org. Dr. Kim is fluent in English, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Prof. Jens Willemsen

Professor Jens Willemsen is a Visiting Fellow in Residence at HRC Indianapolis, an expert in treaty law, and a leading European scholar in AI regulation. He holds a PhD in law and technology from Cambridge University, a master's degree in comparative law (LLM) along with a law degree (LLB) from Utrecht University, and a bachelor of science from ETH Zurich.

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Professor Willemsen is currently conducting advanced research on neural networks regulation and data ownership. He has been a leading researcher and contributor at the European Commission and the European Parliament (AI European Act). Professor Willemsen will also serve as invited co-editor in chief for the upcoming issue of the American Comparative Law Review HACLR.

Prior to academia, Professor Willemsen worked for HSBC and BNP Paribas in cybersecurity and data protection. He directed as well multiple case studies on data protection related to social media data. 

Dr. Simone Conti

Dr. Simone Conti is a Visiting Fellow in Residence at HRC Indianapolis, public policy expert, and a leading scholar in virtual identity, AI design models, and AI policy regulation. She holds a PhD in public policy from Chicago University, a doctorate in jurisprudence from Harvard University (SJD, LLM waived)), a master's degree in public affairs from University of Paris II Sorbonne-Assas (M2), and a law degree from Sapienza University of Rome (LLB).

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Dr. Conti is member of the Italian Association of International Law, the American Bar Association (ABA), and the New York Bar Association. She has been Deputy Ministry in Public Affairs in Italy, Senior Assistant for the Chief Staff at the European Commission, and Legal Officer at the United Nations in New York (Italian Delegation).    

Dr. Conti is currently conducting research in AI regulation in North America (Canada and the United States) and will be working in Capitol Hill supporting remotely the Congressional Research Service while completing her residence in Indianapolis and DC. 

Dr. Diana Acosta

Dr. Diana Acosta is a Visiting Fellow in Residence at HRC Indianapolis and an international expert in space administration. She holds a Ph.D. in space administration from University of Melbourne, a master's degree in global affairs from New York University, an MBA and a bachelor of arts in business administration from Universidad de los Andes, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Atlantico University.

Dr. Acosta has been a space administrator consultant for the Australian Space Agency ASP, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, as well as research administrator and leading intern at the World Bank in DC, United Nations in New York, and the State Bank of India in Bangalaru. 

Dr. Acosta is currently conducting research in the development of strategic partnerships protocols for AI investments within space administration and exploration ground systems (EGS). She will be conducting empirical research at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida while supporting HRC's Research Report on AI Regulation and the Future of Humanity in Indianapolis and Columbus.