Newton Howard

Professor at the University of Oxford

Dr. Newton Howard’s career spans academia, the U.S. military, and the private sector. As a prolific scientist and inventor, he has developed technology such as Siri, Wi-Fi hot spots, Skype, Google Earth, and Google Translate. Dr. Howard is a Professor of Biochemistry at Georgetown University, Computational Neuroscience and Neurosurgery at the University of Oxford and the former Director of the Synthetic Intelligence Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dr. Howard holds advanced degrees in Mathematics (Oxford), Cognitive Informatics (Sorbonne), Neurosurgery (Oxford), and a Doctorate of Medical Sciences (Sorbonne). He has made significant contributions to the fields of neuroscience, linguistics, and national defense, including the Physics of Cognition, Intention Awareness, Mood State Indicators, the Functional Code Unit, and most recently, the Brain Code.

Dr. Newton Howard is the founder of ni2o, Inc., which is developing a novel, artificial-intelligence driven brain-computer interface to treat neurological disorders and improve cognitive performance. He also founded and sits on the board of two nonprofits: the Howard Brain Sciences Foundation, which funds innovative research initiatives to improve our understanding of the human brain; and C4ADS, which is dedicated to providing data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting on global conflict and transnational security issues.