Meet the team
Merlynn Advisory Team
Dr. Michael Beck
Dr. Michael Beck earned his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia in international relations. Dr Beck is an expert in the area of strategic trade controls and sanctions. He has over 25 years of experience conducting research and outreach on nonproliferation and export controls and has worked in more than 30 countries. He consults on export controls and sanctions compliance
for Fortune 500 companies.
Dr Beck is advising Merlynn in risk and compliance applications.
Dr. Edward Queen
Edward Queen, Ph.D., J.D. is
a faculty member at Emory University’s Center for Ethics. His work focuses on applied and professional ethics,
ethical leadership, and the
development and implementation of ethics programs in businesses, nonprofits, and governmental agencies. He has trained and advised numerous
organizations on leadership and ethical issues both domestically and internationally.
Dr. Queen is working with Merlynn on ethics related issues, particularly the challenges of ethical
decision-making and action.
Dr. Karl Kuhnert
Dr. Karl Kuhnert is an organizational research psychologist and Professor of the Practice in the Department of Organization & Management at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He consults with firms, government agencies and teaches in the areas of leadership development, decision making, artificial intelligence, and works globally helping leaders apply exponential and disruptive innovation and thinking in
Dr Kuhnert is advising Merlynn in AI ethics and business innovation applications.
Professor Andries Engelbrecht
Prof Engelbrecht is the Voigt Chair in Data Science in the Department of Industrial Engineering, with a joint appointment as Professor in the Computer Science Division, Stellenbosch University.
His fields of expertise are computational intelligence, swarm intelligence, evolutionary computation, neural networks, optimisation, machine learning,
and data analytics.
Prof Engelbrecht’s leads the Merlynn advanced learning program.