She served as the Director of Stanford’s AI Lab from 2013 to 2018.
During her sabbatical from Stanford from January 2017 to September 2018, Fei-Fei was vice president at Google and served as chief scientist of AI/ML at Google Cloud.
Fei-Fei’s current research interests include cognitively inspired AI, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, and AI+healthcare—particularly ambient intelligent systems for healthcare delivery. Her past research focused on cognitive and computational neuroscience.
She is the inventor of ImageNet and the ImageNet Challenge, a critical large-scale dataset and benchmarking effort that has contributed to the latest developments in deep learning and AI. She is a national leading voice for advocating diversity in STEM and AI, and is co-founder and chairperson of the national non-profit AI4ALL, which aims to increase inclusion and diversity in AI education.
Fei-Fei has published more than 200 scientific articles in top-tier journals and conferences, including Nature, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, CVPR, ICCV, NIPS, ECCV, ICRA, IROS, RSS, IJCV, IEEE-PAMI, New England Journal of Medicine, and Nature Digital Medicine.
Fei-Fei received her B.A. degree in physics from Princeton in 1999 with high honors, and her PhD degree in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2005. She joined Stanford in 2009 as an assistant professor. Prior to that, she was on faculty at Princeton University (2007-2009) and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2005-2006).
HAI co-director Fei-Fei Li talks with Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo at the AI & The Future of Work Conference, October 2020.
He previously held a faculty position in the department of Political Science at Emory University. His research focuses on political marketplaces, including the market for political news, the political media consulting industry, and the allocation of grant funding by legislatures. Gregory earned his Ph.D. in political economics at Stanford GSB and an SB in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In 2020, Paul was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association. According to the Distinguished Fellow citation, he “is the world’s leading auction designer, having helped design many of the auctions for radio spectrum conducted around the world in the last thirty years, including those conducted by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (ranging from the original simultaneous multiple round auction with activity rules, to the recent incentive auction for repurposing broadcast spectrum for modern uses). His applied work in auction design and consulting has established new ways for economists to interact with the wider world. He is also a theorist of extraordinary breadth, who has provided (and still continues to provide) foundational insights not only into the theory of auctions (including his 1982 paper with Weber), but across the range of modern microeconomic theory.”
Continuing, the citation notes that “His work has been widely recognized. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received major prizes, including the 2008 Nemmers Prize, the 2012 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award, the 2014 Golden Goose Award (with McAfee and Wilson), the 2018 CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications, and the 2018 John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science (with Kreps and Wilson). He is the dissertation advisor of many successful economists.”
Harikesh’s research is in marketing analytics and computational social science. His research brings together social science theory, statistical tools, and marketing data to better understand consumer behavior and to improve the strategic marketing decisions of firms. This work speaks to the challenges and opportunities firms face as they transition to a world where marketing becomes a data-oriented, algorithmically-driven business function.
His work examines the use of broad-based stock option plans and how firms use non-cash benefits and respond to limits on their ability to displace workers. He also explores how labor market conditions affect their entire careers when MBAs and PhD economists leave school.
Paul’s current projects include studies of the gig economy and a study of how people’s backgrounds determine their decision to become an entrepreneur, as well as the success of ventures that they pursue.
He is the director of the Center for Ethics in Society and co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review), both at Stanford University. He is the author most recently of Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better (Princeton University Press, 2018) and Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values (edited with Chiara Cordelli and Lucy Bernholz, University of Chicago Press, 2016). He is also the author of several books on education: Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education (University of Chicago Press, 2002) and Education, Justice, and Democracy (edited with Danielle Allen, University of Chicago Press, 2013).
Rob’s current work focuses on ethics, public policy, and technology, and he serves as associate director of the Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence initiative at Stanford. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the Walter J. Gores award, Stanford’s highest honor for teaching. Reich was a sixth grade teacher at Rusk Elementary School in Houston, Texas before attending graduate school. He is a board member of the magazine Boston Review, of Giving Tuesday, and at the Spencer Foundation.
Rob is a sought-after public speaker and writes frequently for a general audience in publications such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wired, and Chronicle of Philanthropy. See more of his public appearances on the Just Giving page.
He teaches economics and public policy courses on competition policy and strategy, economic policy analysis, and writing and rhetoric.
Gregory served as deputy chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission working on the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and helped to design and implement the first ever spectrum auctions in the United States. In 2011, he served as Senior Economist for Transactions for the Federal Communications Commission for the proposed AT&T-T-Mobile transaction. He co-chaired the Economy, Globalization and Trade committee for the 2008 Obama campaign and was a member of the Obama transition team on economic agency review and energy policy. He also served as a member and co-chair of the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee from 2010 – 2014.
Gregory has written extensively on the application of economics to telecommunications issues. He has advised companies and governments regarding auctions in the United States and other countries and served as a consultant to various organizations including the World Bank and the Federal Communications Commission, and as a board member and advisor to high technology, financial, and startup companies in the areas of auctions, business strategy, antitrust and regulation. He serves as chairman of the board of the Stanford Federal Credit Union, as a board member of the Nepal Youth Foundation, and as an advisory board member of Sustainable Conservation and the Technology Policy Institute.
Gregory received his PhD in economics from Stanford University and his A.B. with honors in economics from University of California at Berkeley.
Gopi is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a fellow of the Society of Actuaries. As the institute’s deputy director, Gopi works closely with the director in developing and articulating the institute’s strategic priorities while overseeing its academic programs and its operations.
In recent work, Shaw evaluates the importance of bosses in improving the productivity of their subordinates. She (and her co-authors) show that a good boss can markedly improve his subordinate’s productivity now and into the future as the worker moves on. Shaw has also developed an interest in entrepreneurship, showing that serial entrepreneurs develop intangible capital that they take with them as they move from their first firm to a new more productive firm. In earlier work that has been published in the American Economic Review and Management Science, she and her colleagues evaluate the effectiveness of complementary teamwork practices in the steel industry. She has also focused on the performance gains from new information technologies and the changes in management strategy towards product customization that enhance returns to investment. In related work on incentives in franchising, she shows how the optimal use of franchise contracts can increase brand value for franchise companies. Her research has been extensively funded by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Russell Sage and Rockefeller Foundations, and the Department of Labor.
In 2001, Shaw received the Columbia University award for the best paper on international business, and in 1998, she was honored as the recipient of the Minnesota Award for Employment Research for the best paper in 1997-98 on the topic of employment issues. She held a Stanford Graduate School of Business Trust Faculty Fellow in 2005-2006. She has been the recipient of the Xerox Research Chair, has served on a Research Panel of the NSF, and was an Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics. At Carnegie Mellon University, Shaw received the Award for Sustained Teaching Excellence, the Economics Department Teaching Award, was Chair of the Faculty Senate and was Head of the Department of Industrial Management.
His research and teaching are focused on global markets and international economic cooperation, prevention and management of financial crises, and the impact of technological change on economic and financial stability.
Prior to joining Stanford, Ramin had a two-decade career spanning investment management and public service. Most recently, he served as the Assistant Secretary for International Finance at the U.S. Treasury Department from 2014 through 2017, where he was responsible for international monetary affairs, global financial markets, coordination with the G-7/G-20, and regional and bilateral economic issues. During his tenure, Ramin played a key role in shaping the U.S. government’s approaches to navigating Ukraine’s financial crisis, sanctions on Russia, threats to Eurozone financial stability, Brexit, and China’s foreign exchange and market volatility.
In addition to advising the Secretary of the Treasury and other senior U.S. officials, he served as an emissary during crises and negotiated agreements with foreign finance ministries, central banks, and international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund. Ramin also worked with Congress to successfully advance initiatives such as loan guarantees to promote U.S. foreign policy priorities in the Middle East and Ukraine.