Andrew Ng is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He is also the Chief Scientist at Baidu Research in Silicon Valley and Chairman of the board of Coursera. The latter is an online education platform that Andrew co-founded with Daphne Koller.
The co-author of more than a hundred papers on machine learning and robotics, many of his works relating to computer vision have been featured in both numerous press releases and reviews. Andrew, whose primary area of research is machine learning and deep learning, saw some of his earlier work include the Stanford Autonomous Helicopter Project. This led to the development of one of the world’s most capable autonomous helicopters. His work on the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Robot project, commonly referred to as STAIR, resulted in the formation of ROS, an open-source platform focusing on robotics software.
In 2007, Andrew Ng was awarded a Sloan Fellowship. He was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 a year later and is considered one of the world’s top 35 innovators under 35 years of age. Yet a year later, i.e. 2009, he was awarded the Computers and Thought Award for his work in AI.
From there, Andrew went on to lead the development of the main MOOC (Massive Online Courses) platforms as Stanford University. He taught an online machine learning class as well, reaching over a hundred thousand students. This development led to the founding of Coursera. Andrew’s main goal was that everyone across the globe should have easy access to free education. These days, his company is in partnership with numerous of the world’s top universities, offering high-quality education online. Coursera is the largest MOOC platform on the face of the globe.
Andrew spends a considerable amount of his time doing research into machine learning with the emphasis on deep learning. He both founded and led the Google Brain Project. This resulted in the development of a number of astounding deep learning algorithms, with the ‘Google cat’ as a result. In other words, a network that is able to autonomously detect cats from unlabeled YouTube videos.
Andrew’s most recent research is focused on deep learning and its numerous applications with regards to vision and speech and various applications such as autonomous driving.
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