10 STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
YoungHoon Kim is the founder of the GIGA Network. He is ranked #1 in the world in the World Genius Directory where he was awarded the Honorary Fellowship in honor of his outstanding achievement. With perfect scores on various professional high range intelligence tests, he is a full member of several high intellectual societies, including the GIGA Society, Mega Society, and Mensa. To measure human cognitive potential and to study the high cognitive abilities of humans, he developed some highly intelligent tests for talented adults. He studied degrees in psychology, neuroscience, sociology, philosophy, and theology at King's College London, University of London, Korea University, and Yonsei University. His detailed profile can be found here.
Dr. Tom Chittenden, PhD, DPhil
Dr. Tom Chittenden has over 25 years of experimental and theoretical research experience. He is regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on causal AI/SciML in the biomedical sciences. A major focus of his research involves development and application of causal AI/SciML and integrated systems biology models to investigate evolutionary factors of human disease. Dr. Tom Chittenden holds a PhD in molecular cell biology and biotechnology from Virginia Tech and a DPhil in computational statistics from the University of Oxford. His multidisciplinary postdoctoral training includes experimental investigations in molecular and cellular cardiology from the Dartmouth Medical School; biostatistics and computational biology from the Dana‐Farber Cancer Institute and the Harvard School of Public Health; and computational statistics, statistical methodology, and statistical machine learning from the University of Oxford.
Raymond Keene, OBE
Global President of the World Memory Championships, World Mind Mapping Championships, and World Speed Reading Championships. Master of Arts from Trinity College Cambridge University where he shared lodgings with H.R.H. Prince Charles. Majored in Modern Languages primarily German language and literature with special emphasis on Goethe. Chess correspondent for The Times of London 1985-2019. Currently Chess Correspondent of the online newspaper The Article, The British Chess Magazine, The Australian, Sydney, and The Tokyo Times. Contributor to The Gulf News Dubai. Author of a world record 203 books on Chess, Mind Sports, Genius and Thinking. Books translated into sixteen different languages including Spanish and Chinese. Global President of the World Memory, Mind Mapping, and Speed Reading Sports Councils. Chief Organiser of twenty-eight World Memory Championships from 1991 to the present day. Chief Organiser of World Chess Championships with Garry Kasparov in 1986/1993 and 2000.
Dr. Amit M Shelat, MD, DO
Amit M. Shelat, D.O. is board certified in neurology by both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. and the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. Appointed by the New York State Board of Regents, Dr. Shelat is the Vice-Chairman of the New York State Board for Medicine. He is also appointed to the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Neurological Society. Dr. Shelat is currently Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at NYU Long Island School of Medicine.
Dr. Manahel Thabet, PhD
Founder and President of SmartTips Consultants, a premier provider for tools and techniques to grow businesses on a global scale, Dr. Manahel Thabet is the President of The Economic Forum for Sustainable Development – UK, President of the World’s IQ Foundation, Vice President of the World Intelligence Network (WIN), Deputy Director of the Institute for Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition of Imperial College and Vice-Chancellor of The UK Gifted Academy. A talented leader who wears many hats, Dr. Thabet is involved as a successful leader in numerous organizations that connect science, knowledge, and business in the global arena.
Dr. Kirk Butt, PhD, ThD
Dr. Butt attended Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) where he completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degree. And, he has obtained the following Graduate or Postgraduate level degrees: Master of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Theology. He began writing in 2006 and all of my books have been published by Boonen Books.
Dr. Simon Olling Rebsdorf, PhD
Physicist, education & communications specialist with expertise in science studies, philosophy and didactics of science. Author, blogger, science writer, and fundraiser. Deep interest in development management, leadership, creativity and innovation. Currently engaged in futurology and the cognitive and social basis of pseudoscience. Author of, and contributor to, academic books on the History of Science and Technology, on the Concept of Creativity & Innovation as well as papers on Science Education & Didactics, Organic Food Systems, Heterodox Scientific Theories, and the Concept of Time. PhD in Natural Sciences, Center for Science Studies, Aarhus University; MSc & BSc in physics, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University; Higher National Diploma in Journalism
Dr. Ilia Stambler, PhD
Ilia Stambler, PhD, is the Chief Science Officer and Chairman of “Vetek” (Seniority) Association – the Movement for Longevity and Quality of Life. He is a fellow at the Department of Science, Technology and Society, Bar Ilan University, Israel, where he has received his PhD. His research has focused on the historical and social implications of aging and longevity research. He has also been involved in mathematical modeling of aging and aging-related diseases. He is the author of the books “A History of Life-extensionism in the Twentieth Century” and “Longevity Promotion: Multidisciplinary Perspectives”. He is actively involved in advocacy for aging and longevity research, serving as an executive committee member of the International Society on Aging and Disease and International Longevity Alliance, fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, fellow and policy director at the Global Healthspan Policy Institute.
Dr. Mark Tabladillo, PhD
Mark Tabladillo Ph.D. is a data scientist at Microsoft. His career has focused on industry application of advanced analytics, using a variety of analytics tools including SAS, SQL Server Analysis Services, Cortana Intelligence (including Microsoft R Server and Microsoft Machine Learning Services), R, and Python. He is formerly a Microsoft MVP in the areas of SQL Server and Data Platform. He has presented at numerous conferences in the United States, Europe, and Asia, but he still has a heart for the local area technical groups and Meetups. Mark has been a part-time faculty member at several universities, has taught undergraduate and graduate level statistics, mentored dissertations, and developed courses in analytics.
Dr. M. M. Karindas, MD
Dr. Mahmut M. Karindas is the President of the WAMS, the World Academy of Medical Sciences, where he has been serving for more than two decades now. Having extensive experience as a research scientist in Clinical and Molecular Oncology, he is the holder of landmark theories including the Multicellular Origin of Cancer and Oncogenetic Evolution as well as the OCAT and ECE theories. He is also the creator and writer of the KGS, the Karindas Grading System, the all-encompassing universal paradigm of tumor grading and a new integral method of clinical management in oncology. He is currently busy working on the creation and establishment of a new medical algorithmic system which will universally be used in oncology and all other fields of medicine. His main research interests include Oncogenesis, Metastasis, Cancer Stem Cells, Tumor Cell Biology, Molecular Oncopathology, Cell Signaling, Signal Transduction, Extracellular Matrix and the Origin and Evolution of Cancer.