Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)


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  • John Robichaux

    John Robichaux

    Director of Education, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

    BioJohn Robichaux is the inaugural Director of Education at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI).

    John is an award-winning executive and educator, with 25+ years expertise in advising, building, and growing high-impact organizations within the public, corporate, and philanthropic sectors. Prior to his current role, John served in senior leadership positions at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia Universities, as well as consultant, advisor, or board member for 200+ organizations worldwide in the areas of strategic and executive leadership, organizational and policy design, change leadership, and social impact. John also founded and co-directed a large international NGO and nonprofit.

    Within higher education leadership, John is widely recognized as the only active administrator to have held leadership positions at three "Ivy Plus" universities in six key areas of university teaching, research, and administration. In 2017, NAASS recognized John's innovation and impact on higher education leadership, describing "The Robichaux Method" as "15 ideas that changed everything" in these fields. John has also successfully led numerous university-wide initiatives and helped launch dozens of degree programs, research centers, and new schools and campuses. He has taught in areas of Leadership, and helped shape related programs at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia.

    Academically, John is a Harvard-educated, award-winning scholar of human rights, democracy, and critical issues in international relations. He has taught at Harvard and Stanford in the areas of International Relations, Political Science, Religious Studies, Ethics, and Anthropology before making the move to university administration full-time. John's research, teaching, and policy work has touched on some of the most prominent issues facing global leaders: the impacts of emerging technologies, sustainability leadership and resource conflicts, ethics of war and conflict, minority rights, immigration, religion in the post-9/11 era, health care, democracy, and global leadership (as viewed by government, industry, and civil society organizations). He has conducted research or taught in eight countries on four continents.




    Some example partners John has worked with (public list): The United Nations, The White House, US State Department, US Congress, European Parliament, European Commission, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, IBM, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Nike, LinkedIn, Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, the NFL, Johnson & Johnson, Salesforce, PBS, NPR, NASA, National Geographic, The Brookings Institution, Hoover Institution, UNICEF, NYPD, the Miami Dolphins, NASCAR, Brooks Brothers, GoPro, United Way, YMCA, Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University, M.I.T., UC-Berkeley, Hong Kong University, University College London, Singapore University of Technology & Design, The University of California, California State University, European University Institute, Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), New York City Public Schools, San Francisco Public Schools, Washington, DC Public Schools, Miami-Dade Public Schools, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (Washington, DC), Boys and Girls Club of America, Harlem Children’s Zone, American Friends Service Committee, US Conference of Bishops, Lutheran Refugee Services, National Conference for Community & Justice, Rotary International, the KIPP Foundation, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and the Malone Foundation, among others.


    John and his family have more than 90 years of combined service to Stanford. A native Louisiana Cajun, today he lives on Stanford's campus in Silicon Valley with his wife and daughter.

  • Ahmad Rushdi

    Ahmad Rushdi

    Senior Manager of Research Communities, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

    BioAhmad A. Rushdi joined Stanford as a Research Initiatives Manager at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) in 2021. He works with the diverse machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence communities across Stanford and the corporate world, in order to envision, build, and maintain new bridges around cutting-edge research that would create useful and trusted systems for a variety of AI applications.

    Dr. Rushdi's research interests include statistical signal processing and uncertainty quantification methods applied to machine learning models trained on time-series and real/synthetic image datasets. His publications span system design, communications, genomics, meshing, and national security applications.

    Prior to joining Stanford, Ahmad was a research scientist at the Center for Computing Research of Sandia National Laboratories, an R&D manager of data science at Northrop Grumman Corporation, a research fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of UC Davis and the Computational Visualization Center under Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at UT Austin, and an R&D engineer at Cisco Systems.

    Ahmad holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and MSc/BSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University.

  • Ian Sato

    Ian Sato

    Program Manager, Education, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

    BioIan Sato (he/him) is the education program manager at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. He is responsible for the curation, management, and execution of HAI's education programs across various learner groups such as executives, government officials, and healthcare professionals. He aspires to help audiences from diverse backgrounds gain perspective on the potential of human-centered AI to support its ethical application and ensure a more equitable future for humankind.

    Prior to joining HAI, Ian spent a decade working in education abroad, most recently as a director of academic affairs at Hult EF Corporate Education. In this role, he consulted with government and corporate entities operating in the Asia Pacific region as a thought leader in education, with a particular focus on the development of effective hybrid and virtual programs. Prior to that he worked in roles across the academic spectrum in research and teaching roles for K-12, university, corporate, and executive learning audiences.

    Ian earned his B.A. in Philosophy from DePaul University and M.A. in Philosophy from University of Oregon.

  • Russell Wald

    Russell Wald

    Managing Director for Policy and Society, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

    BioRussell Wald leads the policy and society initiative at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI), and advances the organization’s engagement with civil society and governments worldwide. As a part of HAI’s executive management team, Wald sets the strategic vision for policy and societal research, education, and outreach at HAI. He directs a dynamic team to equip civil society and policymakers with the knowledge and resources to take informed and meaningful actions on advancing AI with human-centered values. From 2020 - 2022, he served as HAI’s first Director of Policy.

    He is the co-author of various publications on AI including, Building a National AI Research Resource (2021), Enhancing International Cooperation in AI Research: The Case for a Multilateral AI Research Institute (2022), The Centrality of Data and Compute for AI Innovation: A Blueprint for a National Research Cloud (2022, Notre Dame Journal of Emerging Technologies). Currently he is part of a HAI seed grant research project titled, Addicted by Design: An Investigation of How AI-fueled Digital Media Platforms Contribute to Addictive Consumption.

    Wald has held various policy program and government relations positions at Stanford University for nearly a decade. He also served as special assistant to Amy Zegart and Ashton Carter at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). In 2014, he co-designed and led the inaugural Stanford congressional boot camp, and has since created numerous tech policy boot camps, establishing a strong and effective tradition of educating policymakers at Stanford and enhancing the collaboration between governments and academic institutions.

    Prior to his work at Stanford, he held numerous roles with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. He is a Visiting Fellow with the National Security Institute at George Mason University, and a former Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Truman National Security Project. Wald is a graduate of UCLA.