Advisory Board

Srini Pillay

Dr. Srini Pillay
Advisory Board Member

Srini Pillay, M.D. is CEO of NeuroBusiness Group – voted one of the top 20 movers and shakers in leadership development in the world, (Training Industry, 2013).

Dr. Pillay is a world-renowned brain-imaging expert; a Harvard trained psychiatrist, a psychopharmacologist and therapist. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He has been a physician for 25 years, and was the former Director of the Outpatient Anxiety Disorders Program at McLean Hospital. Dr. Pillay teaches in Executive Education at Harvard Business School and Duke Corporate Education. He speaks on and teaches neuroscience throughout the US, Canada, London, Paris, Switzerland, India, Greece and Brazil. Among the neuroscience topics Dr. Pillay teaches Global Leaders, Government Officials and CEO’s are: Decision Making Under Risk © and How to Lead While Managing Uncertainty ©. Dr. Pillay is a selected member of US Disaster and Terrorism Think-Tank Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry

Giuseppe Sartori

Dr. Giuseppe Sartori
Advisory Board Member

Giuseppe Sartori is an active research scientist and full professor of forensic neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience at the University of Padova in Italy. He also heads the doctoral programs in brain, mind and computer science. He is a subject matter expert in the scientific study of eyewitness memory. His expertise spans wide areas including mental insanity, neurolaw, cognitive psychology, forensic psychiatry, neuroimaging, fMRI and neuropsychological assessment, among others.

Prof. Sartori’s research areas have spanned neural basis of intentions and conscious decisions, child testimony, malingering, natural capacity parenting, psychopathy, behavioral genetics, mental insanity, and reduced capacity. He has contributed pioneering research in behavioral lie detection techniques and forensic psychiatry.

Specifically, Prof. Sartori has been involved in the development of a novel autobiographical memory detection technique, aIAT. This is an adaptation of the Implicit Association Test, which has been used in validating testimony in real-world forensic cases. He has developed techniques for implicit lie detection without the examinee being aware of credibility scrutiny using human-mouse interaction, keyboard dynamics and eye-blinking. In general, he has established that there is potential to detect faked identify, lying through analysis of these human behaviors using neurosciences and machine learning techniques. Prof. Sartori has also developed techniques to evaluate risk credit scores based on psychological features of an individual.

Publishing more than 200 writings in national and international indexed journals, Prof. Sartori’s work has appeared in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Brain and Cognition, Brain and Language, Brain, the Journal of Memory and Language, and Neuropsychology & Neuroimage. His highly ranked Google Scholar profile may be found here.
Prof. Sartori is currently considered a leading expert on neuroscientific evidence, so much so that his latest works have been published in specialized legal journals, such as Contemporary Criminal Law. His depositions in civil and criminal cases in the Italian courts have attracted enormous scientific attention for how behavioral genetics can influence judicial determinations in Italy.

Sharing his knowledge at numerous universities, Prof. Sartori has served as visiting professor at the University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg in 1988, at Melbourne University in 1990 and later at Bochum University.

Prof. Sartori graduated in Experimental Psychology (cum laude) in 1976 at the University of Padova, Italy and went on to complete his doctoral studies there.

Elena Labkovsky

Dr. Elena Labkovsky
Advisory Board Member

Elena Labkovsky, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral researcher, educator, and clinician who has devoted over 15 years of study and research to uncover the psycho-physiological mechanisms of deception and concealment in the worlds most influential and productive lab led by Prof. Rosenfeld at Northwestern University, Institute of Neuroscience dedicated to P300-based concealed information detection. Prof. Elena also teaches at Northwestern University, School of Professional Studies in the field of detecting deception and the physiological markers associated with it.

Being a World renowned expert in electroencephalograph (EEG) and event-related potential (ERP) methods, she is regularly invited as an expert to lecture on topics of EEG/ERP as well as for evaluation of minimally responsive or irresponsive patients, by different countries around the world.

Elena’s groundbreaking research in neuronal cerebral mechanisms is uncovering how cerebral functionality patterns predict people’s behavior. Her efforts in this area have massively improved the lie detection brainwave-based protocols – “Complex Trial Protocol” (CTP) developed by Prof. Rosenfeld. This new version of CTO created by Prof. Elena gives a much higher resolution to lie detection and is known as “Dual-Probe Complex Trial Protocol” (DPCTP), demonstrating the highest accuracy and resistance to countermeasures.

Elena’s innovative clinical work is helping patients with deficient attention, memory, recognition, and other cognitive and associated emotional/behavioral issues. For evaluation and diagnosis of her patients, she utilizes the disruptive technologies of EEG and ERP-based approaches, similar to those used in her research in lie detection and concealment.

Elena has received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Psychology from St. Petersburg State University, Russia. She continued specializing in Clinical Neuropsychology at Moscow University, and subsequently completed her post-doctoral training at Northwestern University, Institute of Neuroscience. Elena is one of the World’s leading researchers in a field that is gaining more and more prominence as automated cyber profiling and rapid lie detection solutions help quell a mounting global problem of deception.

Akemi Osugi

Dr. Akemi Osugi
Advisory Board Member

Akemi Osugi, Ph.D. is an associate professor of investigative psychology at Fukuyama University in Japan. She was formerly a polygraph examiner with the Japanese police and contributed to criminal investigations in the practice field by using the autonomic nervous system-based Concealed Information Test (CIT). Her continuing professional interests are the development of scientific memory detection techniques for the field and engagement between researcher and practitioner communities, not only in Japan but globally. She has introduced the field application of CITs in Japan through publications and lectures. She conducts trainings about the practical CIT usage in Japan to foreign practitioners in order to share her experiences and expertise for better polygraph usage around the world.

Dr. Osugi has conducted numerous studies since 2005, mainly on the relationship between the P300-based CIT and emotional arousal. She has also conducted ANS-based CIT research and RT-based CIT research in her lab, receiving several research grants for her work. Dr. Osugi has penned several publications related to her findings, contributing to the international discussions within her industry.

Dr. Osugi completed a bachelor’s degree in literature and a master’s in psychology from Nagoya University. She started work at Forensic Science Laboratory in 2008 and completed a doctorate in psychology from Nagoya University while working as a polygraph examiner. Working with the Japanese police force for eleven years, Dr. Osugi effectively worked to improve their techniques, and to this day remains a visiting researcher with the police, contributing lectures to criminal investigators in their academy.