Our Team

None of these global challenges are easy, but they’re all solvable. Our growing team welcomes new perspectives from creative individuals who are dedicated to improving the human future. We hope you’ll join our efforts.

Carl O. Pabo

Carl O. Pabo

Ph.D., Founder and President

Dr. Pabo had a successful career in biophysics before resigning a tenured faculty position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to analyze thought and find better ways of addressing these global challenges. In recent years, he has focused on the challenge of climate change, and now is using his new tools for thought to help analyze the prospects for climate engineering.

Jeff Ubois

Jeff Ubois

Board of Directors

Jeff Ubois has been a program officer at the MacArthur Foundation, and now is Vice President, Knowledge Management, at their affiliated “Lever for Change” program. He brings deep knowledge of the philanthropic and nonprofit communities, and he’s spent years exploring the challenges inherent in long-term prediction and long-term planning as needed to help ensure a livable human future.

Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh

Board of Directors

As an analyst at the Skoll Foundation, Gurpreet Singh studies the world's most pressing problems, and evaluates strategies for system-level change. After working with various public and non-profit institutions, he maintains a passionate commitment to this public service sector, yet he challenges current practices and norms. He hopes for, and works toward, ways of coordinating effort at a scale commensurate with the true magnitude of these global challenges.

Melissa Flagg

Melissa Flagg

Ph.D., Board of Advisors

Dr. Melissa Flagg is a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology. Her career has focused on U.S. science and technology policy and national security issues. She has developed remarkable skills in organizational leadership, working in government, philanthropy, and the private sector. Above all, she brings great breadth of vision, challenging organizations to adapt to a changing global landscape of science, technology, education, and economic competition.

Eric Pabo

Eric Pabo

Board of Advisors

Eric Pabo has a deep interest in the processes and logic of decision making, troubleshooting, and problem resolution; he developed these skills during a ~40-year career at Eastman Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, and EVGroup. He brings to Humanity 2050: a broad base in science and technology, a deep interest in and understanding of human behavior and history, broad international experience, strong communication skills, and a passion for multi-frame, logical analysis.

J. Ken Patterson

J. Ken Patterson

Ph.D., Board of Advisors

Dr. Ken Patterson has had a career that focused on developing clear, powerful, actionable strategies amidst the immense multi-level complexities of silicon technology physics and process development — working at Tektronix, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent, and Broadcom. He now shifts scale, bringing his wide-ranging curiosity, his ability to orient and navigate amidst complexity, and his impressive analytic and logical skills to help in developing practical plans that will allow humanity to better address the challenges of the Anthropocene.

Aditya Rajagopal

Aditya Rajagopal

Ph.D., Board of Advisors

Dr. Aditya Rajagopal is the Founder and Chief Technical Officer of ChromaCode, a precision medicine diagnostics company working to reduce costs and thus give broader access to clinical tests. He is also a visiting faculty member at the California Institute of Technology, where he works on novel physical/mathematical strategies that—simultaneously—give more information while simplifying and streamlining the methods of measurement.