Joshua E. Auerbach, Ph.D.

Software/Data/AI Leader 

Waterbury Center, VT


Welcome.  I am Dr. Joshua E. Auerbach, Ph.D. (Josh): software and data lead at BETA Technologies where I'm helping to usher in a future of electric aviation. We're frequently looking for talented engineers to join our team.  Check here for current postings

I was formerly Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Innovation program at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Before that, I was a senior postdoctoral researcher with the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)  in Lausanne, Switzerland, where I was also the lead developer for the RoboGen™ open source hardware and software platform for the joint evolution of robot bodies and brains. Prior to joining LIS, I was a member of the Morphology, Evolution & Cognition Laboratory at the University of Vermont where I earned a Graduate Certificate in Complex Systems in 2009, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2013 for my work on "The Evolution of Complexity in Autonomous Robots." 

● Demonstrated success building and leading fast moving software and data teams that develop sustainable systems and achieve results using (lower-case a) agile practices.

● Highly skilled and innovative software engineer/data engineer/computational scientist/roboticist with 20+ years of experience designing, developing, and supporting software spanning the gamut from microcontrollers to high performance compute clusters and cloud platforms

● Creative and driven problem solver who is an excellent team player and collaborator, having worked closely with others ranging from undergraduate students to world-renowned scientists, while amassing an extensive publication record: an h-index of 13 and over 750 total citations; named inventor on over 20 patents

● Effective communicator capable of conveying technical ideas orally and in writing to diverse audiences as evidenced by extensive experience teaching and presenting at conferences, workshops, and other forums.

Keywords: Data Engineering, Computational Science, Artificial Intelligence, Evolutionary Computation, Evolutionary Robotics, Artificial Life, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Software Engineering, Computational Creativity, Cognitive Science, Distributed Computing, Data Science, Education, Free and Open Source