Newton Howard

Prof. Dr. Newton Howard


Neuroscientist and Professor at the University of Oxford

Dr. Newton Howard is the founder of ni2o, Inc.–a start-up developing novel, AI-driven, brain-computer interfaces to treat a wide range of debilitating neurological disorders. ni2o’s eventual aim is to improve cognitive and athletic performance for all people affected by neurological diseases. Newton’s career spans academia, the U.S. military, and the private sector. As a prolific scientific author and inventor, he is highly skilled in moving research out of the lab and in u to military and commercial applications, including technology you use every day like wireless hotspots, Google Earth, and Google Translate.

​Dr. Howard holds advanced degrees in Mathematics (Oxford), Cognitive Informatics (Sorbonne), Neurosurgery (Oxford), and a Doctorate of Medical Sciences (Sorbonne). He makes significant contributions to the fields of neuroscience, linguistics and national defense, including the Physics of Cognition (a mathematical framework for modeling complex medical, economic and security equilibriums), Intention Awareness (a theory for predictive modeling of naturalistic systems), Mood State Indicators (an algorithm to model mental processes involved in human speech to predict emotional states), ADAMA (a method of autonomously identifying and contextually understanding metaphors in language), the Functional Code Unit (a method for translating neurological signaling to logical data structures) and most recently, the Brain Code (a multivariate analytical model designed to extract emergent properties of the brain’s neuronal system).

Dr. Howard currently works as a professor at Oxford and Georgetown while also directing the Computational Neurosciences Lab at Oxford and the Synthetic Intelligence Lab at MIT. He 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 advance the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions); and C4ADS (which is dedicated to providing data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting on global conflict and transnational security issues).

Professor Howard’s life mission is to investigate and combat brain disorders. Together, we will restore the human dignity lost by diseases and negative evolutionary processes.