Dr Timothy P Barber


  • 1996. Princeton University, PhD, Mathematics.
  • 1991. University of Virginia, BA, Philosophy/Physics.



  • 2010-2015. Director of Machine Cognition at 2AI Labs. At 2AI I diagnose the algorithms that underlie the uniquely human capacity for abstract reasoning. [video]
  • 2014-2015. Director at Cifer Inc.
  • 2012-2015. Director at Vino LLC / formerly O2Amp. Vino lenses (for lighting and eyewear) enable the human retina to perceive color with unprecedented vibrance. Originally made for surgeons, and now also as sunwear, the effect is so strong that many of our colorblind customers see red for the first time in their lives. Featured on ABC News, Bill Weir, and the Discovery Channel.
  • 1998-2014. Director and Chief Scientist at Keynetics. At Keynetics I created and deployed technology for thwarting human mischief in the anonymous realm of electronic commerce.
  • 2006-2009. Creator of Kount. Kount is real-time AI that deflects digital fraud. It monitors thousands of merchant accounts for dozens of banks and processors, and billions of consumer transactions for hundreds of top-tier merchants. Kount is an application of non-cooperative game theory. It works by playing out a deterministic Nash-equilibrium strategy that diagonalizes against the most dangerous opponents, so that ordinary customers remain unscathed. The individual tactics that shape the strategy are automatically tuned via machine learning.
  • 1998-2007. Creator of ClickBank. Chief Scientist. ClickBank is the online retailing platform for over 10,000 digital product infopreneurs. Sales to date in excess of $3 billion.
  • 1992-1997. Scientist at IDA-CCR. The NSA task force noted in the film "A Beautiful Mind".
  • 1990-1991. Scientist at NSA.
  • 1991-1996. Princeton University. Mathematics PhD. (w Hale Trotter, Andew Yao, Edward Nelson)
  • 1987-1991. University of Virginia. Mathematics M.A. (w Lawrence Thomas), Philosophy B.A (w Paul Humphreys), Physics B.A.




Architectural Projects:

Conservation Projects: (motivation: v1 v2 a1 a2 a3 a4 a5 )


Issued Patents:
  • 08/05/2014 Identifying and marketing to a user device involved in an online transaction
  • 06/11/2013 Method for fast component enumeration in graphs with implicit edges
  • 05/28/2013 Secure transfer of value via electronic stamp
  • 04/16/2013 Secure, closed-loop electronic transfer of money
  • 10/23/2012 Method And System For Creation And Verification Of Anonymous Digital Credentials
  • 04/03/2012 Proxy piercing for identifying address of and marketing to a user device involved in an online transaction
  • 03/27/2012 Collecting information regarding consumer click-through traffic
  • 03/20/2012 Establishing unique sessions for DNS subscribers
  • 09/20/2011 Method for secure, closed-loop money transfer via electronic mail
  • 06/07/2011 Establishing unique sessions for DNS subscribers
  • 05/03/2011 Online machine data collection and archiving process
  • 07/09/2009 Method and System for Creation and Validation of Anonymous Digital Credentials
  • 06/23/2009 Method for billing for services delivered over a computer network
  • 02/12/2009 System and method for establishing unique sessions for DNS subscribers
  • 11/27/2008 System and Method for Centrally Collecting Real-Time Information Regarding Consumer Click-Through Traffic
  • 02/12/2008 Online machine data collection and archiving process
  • 02/19/2002 Architecture for access over a network to pay-per-view information
  • 09/11/2001 Method and architecture for multi-level commissioned advertising on a computer network
  • 12/05/2000 Bandwidth-preserving method of charging for pay-per-access information on a network
  • 07/27/1999 Method of charging for pay-per-access information over a network
  • 04/28/1998 Method and apparatus for efficient threshold inference