Stanford University - Chirpy Cardinal

Ashwin P.

- Team Leader

Ashwin is currently a third year Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Chris Manning in the broad area of NLP and Deep Learning. His research focus has been about incorporating structure into language, specifically language models. Going forward, he would like to explore new research questions about conversational AI. Prior to Ph.D., Ashwin did his masters at Stanford working with Prof. Jure Leskovec on data mining, link prediction and graph algorithms research and hid undergrad at IIT Bombay.

Peng Q.

Peng is a Ph.D. student at Stanford University studying Natural Language Processing. He is enthusiastic about building NLP systems that help us better understand the knowledge hidden in large amounts of text, as well as building these systems to be explainable and scalable. He is also interested in multilingual and interactive NLP systems that make efficient use of annotated data, by making use of priors such as linguistic knowledge.

Abigail S.

Abi is a Ph.D. student in the Stanford Natural Language Processing group, where she works on understanding and improving Deep Learning methods for Natural Language Generation. She has interned at Google and Facebook AI Research, where she worked on summarization and chitchat dialogue. With her advisor Chris Manning, she is the co-instructor of CS224n, Stanford's NLP and Deep Learning course. She grew up in the UK and studied Mathematics at Cambridge University.

Kathleen K.

Kathleen is a Master’s student studying Computer Science (with a focus on Artificial Intelligence) at Stanford University. She has her B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford, where she also minored in Theatre.

Kaushik Ram S.

Kaushik grew up with a fascination for numbers which led him to solve Math problems in high-school which then translated to solving problems using artificial intelligence in grad-school. Kaushik hails from the southern part of India and follows cricket actively. He likes hitting the gym, playing badminton and swimming.

Haojun L.

Haojun is a MSCS student at Stanford University. He did his undergrad at UC Berkeley and was a UGSI for 2 years (CS61A woohoo!). Then Haojun worked at AppDynamics for a year before coming back to school. He has filed 2 patents but is now focusing on NLP research and teaching. In his spare time Haojun likes to cycle, sail, and camp. You can find him either on the road, above the sea (mostly), or in the mountains!

Anna G.

Anna is a PhD student in the Stanford NLP Group advised by Prof. Chris Manning. She has also worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Google Brain, focusing on deep and reinforcement learning approaches to problems in natural language understanding and systems design. Previously, she studied computer science and linguistics at MIT, where she built a Mandarin-speaking dialogue system for her Masters thesis. She speaks fluent Mandarin, Japanese, and French, as well as some German, Italian, Korean and Spanish.

Christopher Manning

- Faculty Advisor

Christopher Manning is a professor of computer science and linguistics at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford AI Lab. He is a leader in applying deep neural networks to Natural Language Processing, including work on tree recursive models, sentiment analysis, neural machine translation and parsing, and the GloVe word vectors. He founded the Stanford NLP group (@stanfordnlp), developed Stanford Dependencies and Universal Dependencies, and manages development of the Stanford CoreNLP software. Manning is an ACM, AAAI, and ACL Fellow, and a Past President of ACL.

Meet the 2019-2020 Teams

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