Fei-Fei Li

Fei-Fei Li

Fei-Fei Li

Professor of Computer Science
Stanford University

Fei-Fei Li is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University and director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, the Stanford Vision Lab and the recently established Stanford Toyota Center for Human-Centric AI Research. She researches machine learning, deep learning, computer vision and cognitive and computational neuroscience. She has published more than 150 scientific articles in top-tier journals and conferences, including Nature, PNAS and the Journal of Neuroscience. Li holds a bachelor’s degree  in physics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Stanford, she was on the faculty at Princeton and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 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. In addition to her technical contributions, Li is a national leading voice for advocating diversity in STEM and AI. She is co-founder of Stanford’s renowned SAILORS outreach program for high school girls. Work by Li and her colleagues has been featured in a variety of popular press magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Fortune Magazine, Science, Wired Magazine, MIT Technology Review, the Financial Times and others.