Dr. Güez Salinas
Special Advisor to the CEO
Dr. Güez Salinas brings years of extensive experience in both scientific research and business strategy to the GenMat team as a direct advisor to the CEO, Deep Prasad. Dr. Salinas is a US Marine and polymath, who began working in applied physics at the age of 17 at the University of Buffalo while attending the prestigious City Honors School at Fosdick-Masten Park. Now, Dr. Salinas holds Bachelors degrees in political science and philosophy from Stanford University, a Masters degree in international relations, and an interdisciplinary dual PhD from the University of Southern California with a cyber-security specialization and certification from USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering. His primary research areas focus on (but are not limited to) cyber-security and artificial intelligence policy, and Dr. Salinas also completed a tutorial in international political economy at Oxford University, studying the moral hazard issues contributing to the 2008 financial crisis.
In addition to his role as Co-Founder and Executive Director of LEWIS, Dr. Salinas is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of forward-thinking police reform nonprofit organization The LEWIS Registry, and Co-Founder of Resources Invested for Development Education (RIDE), an advocacy-as-a-service organization for individuals with disabilities. He is also the Founder, Director Emeritus, and Co-Creative Director at The Polymathic Academy for Training in the Humanities and Sciences (PATH), a solutions-oriented business think-tank and multidisciplinary mentorship pipeline for students from traditionally underserved backgrounds. Lastly, Dr. Salinas is a member of prominent international affairs think-tank The Pacific Council, and a member of Rolling Stone Magazine's "Culture Council", serving as a contributor on the intersection of technology and culture.