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Kian Kevin Katanforoosh
Lecturer, Computer Science
BioKian Katanforoosh is a CS Lecturer at Stanford University. He teaches Deep Learning with Prof. Ng in the Computer Science department. He is a founding member of deeplearning.ai and co-creator of the Deep Learning Specialization on Coursera. He participated in the creation and early growth of landing.ai.
Today, Kian leads the engineering projects at deeplearning.ai and the AI fund under the supervision of Prof. Ng. He develops industrial AI applications, and designs products to help people break into AI. From 2014 to 2016, Kian co-founded and co-led Asker, today known as Daskit, a French start-up developing ed-tech products for a range of French Universities.
In June 2017, Kian received the Walter J. Gores award for Excellence in teaching (Stanford’s highest teaching award.) He has a Masters in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters degree from Ecole CentraleSupelec (formerly Ecole Centrale Paris.)
Kian grew up next to Paris, and is passionate about French rap and football.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and of Computer Science
BioSachin Katti is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He recently received his PhD in EECS from MIT in 2009. His research focuses on designing and building next generation high capacity wireless networks using techniques from information and coding theory. His dissertation research focused on redesigning wireless mesh networks with network coding as the central unifying design paradigm. The dissertation won the 2008 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award - Honorable Mention, the George Sprowls Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in EECS at MIT. His work on network coding was also awarded a MIT Deshpande Center Innovation Grant, and won the 2009 William Bennett Prize for Best Paper in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. His research interests are in networks, wireless communications, applied coding theory and security.
Weichai Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering
BioKhatib's research is in autonomous robots, human-centered robotics, human-friendly robot design, dynamic simulations, and haptic interactions. His exploration in this research ranges from the autonomous ability of a robot to cooperate with a human to the haptic interaction of a user with an animated character, virtual prototype, or surgical instrument.
Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus
BioDonald Ervin Knuth is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.
He is the author of the multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming and has been called the "father" of the analysis of algorithms. He contributed to the development of the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms and systematized formal mathematical techniques for it. In the process he also popularized the asymptotic notation. In addition to fundamental contributions in several branches of theoretical computer science, Knuth is the creator of the TeX computer typesetting system, the related METAFONT font definition language and rendering system, and the Computer Modern family of typefaces.
As a writer and scholar, Knuth created the WEB and CWEB computer programming systems designed to encourage and facilitate literate programming, and designed the MIX/MMIX instruction set architectures. As a member of the academic and scientific community, Knuth is strongly opposed to the policy of granting software patents. He has expressed his disagreement directly to the patent offices of the United States and Europe. (via Wikipedia)
Mykel John Kochenderfer
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and, by courtesy, of Computer Science
BioMykel Kochenderfer is Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. Prior to joining the faculty, he was at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he worked on airspace modeling and aircraft collision avoidance, with his early work leading to the establishment of the ACAS X program. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh and B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Stanford University. Prof. Kochenderfer is the director of the Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory (SISL), conducting research on advanced algorithms and analytical methods for the design of robust decision making systems. Of particular interest are systems for air traffic control, unmanned aircraft, and other aerospace applications where decisions must be made in uncertain, dynamic environments while maintaining safety and efficiency. Research at SISL focuses on efficient computational methods for deriving optimal decision strategies from high-dimensional, probabilistic problem representations. He is the author of "Decision Making under Uncertainty: Theory and Application" and "Algorithms for Optimization", both from MIT Press. He is a third generation pilot.
Professor of Electrical Engineering and of Computer Science
BioChristos Kozyrakis research focuses on making computer system of any size faster, cheaper, and greener. His current work focuses on the hardware architecture, runtime environment, programming models, and security infrastructure for warehouse-scale data centers and many-core chips with thousands of general purpose cores and fixed functions accelerators.
Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Computer Science
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe develop statistical and machine learning frameworks to learn predictive, dynamic and causal models of gene regulation from heterogeneous functional genomics data.