Our Team

We're experienced leaders in machine learning, healthcare, neuroscience, and product development. Together, we're building the future of brain health.

Leadership Team

  • Jacob Donoghue, PhD

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Jake translates scientific innovation into clinical interventions. He recently completed his PhD in neuroscience from MIT, leading research into the effects of neuroactive compounds on brain network activity. His published works span epilepsy, cognition, brain-computer interfaces, and machine learning methods for quantifying pharmacological effects on neural activity.

  • Jarrett Revels

    CTO & Co-Founder

    Jarrett has spent his career dedicated to making good science go farther, faster. Prior to co-founding Beacon, his research at MIT spawned new compiler techniques now leveraged by many modern machine learning frameworks. Today, his open-source work continues to help thousands of scientists and engineers carry out new simulations and explore new ideas.

  • Brandon Westover, MD PhD


    Brandon is Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, where he directs the MGH Critical Care EEG Monitoring Service and the MGH Clinical Data AI Center. An internationally renowned clinician scientist, physician, and technical innovator, he has created a legacy of multidisciplinary teams using engineering and AI to tackle the most pressing challenges in brain disease.

  • Sydney Cash, MD PhD


    Syd is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and directs the Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery at MGH. He is a pioneer in the development of novel neurotechnology devices and is world-renowned for his impact on the clinical care of patients with epilepsy. His scientific research has produced groundbreaking discoveries into the physiology of seizures, sleep and memory.


  • Alex Arslan

    Senior Data Scientist

  • Hannah Robertson

    Senior DSP Engineer

  • Kolia Sadeghi, PhD

    Senior Machine Learning Engineer

  • Tia Volkamer

    Director of Product

  • Curtis Vogt

    Principal Software Architect

  • Simon Danisch

    Senior Software Engineer

  • Phillip Alday, PhD

    Senior Neuroscientist

  • Eric Hanson, PhD

    Research Scientist

  • Mike Buttery

    Senior Front End Engineer

  • Seth Chapman

    Software Engineer

  • AJ Bowen

    Operations Engineer

  • Sean Bennett

    Senior Software Engineer

  • Matt Alkaitis, MD PhD

    Clinical Development Lead

  • Sammy Robens-Paradise

    Software Engineer Intern

  • Kalyan Palepu

    Software Engineer Intern

  • McCoy Becker

    Research Scientist

  • Jayne Nerrie

    Program Manager

  • Chris de Graaf

    Operations Engineer

  • Michelle Fogerson, PhD


Board and Advisors

  • Naveen Rao PhD

    Former Head of AI, Intel

    Naveen is an entrepreneur, technologist, and AI expert. He was previously the founder and CEO of Nervana Systems, a startup focused on hardware and software optimizations for neural networks. Nervana was acquired by Intel in 2016 and formed the basis of Intel AI, an organization he built and led. Naveen holds a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from Brown University.

  • Andy Beck MD, PhD

    CEO, PathAI

    Andy is the CEO and co-founder of PathAI, the world's leader in computational pathology. In his PhD work at Stanford, he developed one of the first machine-learning based systems for cancer pathology. Before PathAI, Andy completed his clinical training at Stanford and served as a faculty member in the Pathology Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.