The former director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and Stanford Vision Lab, Fei-Fei Li has received many awards for her contribution to AI. She is considered an expert in computer vision, AI, big data analytics, cognitive neuroscience, and machine learning.
Fei-Fei Li is Stanford University’s Computer Science Department’s inaugural Sequioa member as well as the co-director of the university’s Human-centred AI Institute. She also served as a Vice President at Google and served as Google Cloud’s Chief AI/ML Scientist. She has since then, served as either a board member or advisor in various private and public companies.
With regards to her education, Fei-Fei Li holds a B.A. degree in physics from Princeton University (with Highest Honours) and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Caltech, i.e., California Institute of Technology. She also holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Harvey Mudd College.
Concerning her current research interests, Fei-Fei Li focuses on cognitively inspired AI, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, robotic learning, and AI in healthcare. During her career, she has published over 300 scientific articles in top-tier journals.
Fei-Fei Li is the inventor of both ImageNet and the ImageNet Challenge and, in so doing, made a significant contribution to the latest developments in deep learning and AI. She also advocates for diversity in STEM and AI and is the co-founder and chairperson of AI4ALL. The non-profit seeks to increase diversity and inclusion in the field of AI.
The recipient of numerous awards, Fei-Fei Li is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the recipient of the Intel Lifetime Achievements Award, the IEE PAMI Thomas Huang Memorial Prize, the IEE PAMI Longuet-Higgins Prize, the National Geographic Society Further Award, and many others. She is also a Fellow of ACM.
Fei-Fei Li has seen her work featured in various media. Amongst these, she includes the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, MIT Technology Review, the Financial Times, and Wired Magazine. She is also a bestselling author.
Fei-Fei Li, as a keynote speaker, has addressed any academic or influential conferences. Amongst these, she counts the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Grace Hopper Conference, and the TED Global. She lives in the USA and presents in English.