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Our People: The hearts and minds behind HAI

Denning Co-Directors

Associate Directors

Russ Altman

Russ Altman

Kenneth Fong Professor and Professor of Bioengineering, of Genetics, of Medicine (General Medical Discipline), of Biomedical Data Science, and, by courtesy, of Computer Science

"As AI starts to impact all areas of medical discovery and healthcare delivery, the focus should be how it improves care, leading to longer and happier lives."
Susan Athey

Susan Athey

Economics of Technology Professor, Senior Fellow at The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Professor, by Courtesy, of Economics

"To ensure that AI is deployed in a way that benefits humans, we need to understand, measure, and anticipate its impact on organizations, consumers, workers, and society as a whole."
Michele Elam

Michele Elam

William Robertson Coe Professor of Humanities, Department of English, Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity

"The arts and humanities are key to realizing HAI’s goal of human-centered AI, in which prioritizing issues of equity, ethics, and social impact at the very outset of a technology’s design and throughout its use is essential."
Surya Ganguli

Surya Ganguli

Assistant Professor of Applied Physics, and by courtesy, of Neurobiology, of Electrical Engineering, and of Computer Science, Stanford University

"We want to solve the mysteries of biological intelligence and create next-generation artificial intelligence that empowers humanity."
Daniel E. Ho

Daniel E. Ho

William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

"To make AI more human-centered, we need to develop partnerships between technologists and subject matter experts to identify the most compelling problems for which AI tools can be designed, piloted, and evaluated."
James Landay

James Landay

Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan Professor in the School of Engineering, Professor of Computer Science

"AI gives us new tools to better support humans as we tackle problems in education, health and the environment, bridging the physical and digital worlds."
Christopher Manning

Christopher Manning

Thomas M. Siebel Professor in Machine Learning, Professor of Linguistics and of Computer Science, Stanford University

"As AI systems start to be used in and affect the world, one of Stanford HAI’s biggest campus roles is broadening the pursuit of the technology and considering the economic context, values, biases, and dangers that might be possible in these systems."
Rob Reich

Rob Reich

Professor of Political Science, Faculty Director of the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, and the Marc and Laura Andreesen Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

"Stanford HAI gives philosophers and social scientists the opportunity to study the effects of AI in the world and to partner with scientists in developing technologies, so that the interdisciplinary collision of ideas produces new ways of thinking about AI."

Senior Staff