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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Fei-Fei Li, 1999

Director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Vision Lab

Fei-Fei Li is an immigrant from China

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Engineering and Computer Science at California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Fei-Fei Li is Chief Scientist of AI/ML of Google Cloud. She is on sabbatical as the Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Vision Lab. She is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford. Her research areas are in machine learning, computer vision and cognitive and computational neuroscience, with an emphasis on Big Data analysis. Dr. Fei-Fei Li has published more than 100 scientific articles in top-tier journals and conferences, including Nature, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, CVPR, ICCV, NIPS, ECCV, IJCV, IEEE-PAMI, etc. Research from Fei-Fei's lab have been featured in New York Times, New Scientists and a number of popular press magazines and newspapers. Dr. Fei-Fei Li obtained her B.A. degree in physics from Princeton in 1999 with High Honors, and her PhD degree in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2005.

She joined Stanford in 2009 as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2012. Prior to that, she was on faculty at Princeton University (2007-2009) and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2005-2006). Dr. Fei-Fei Li is speaker to the main conference of TED 2015, a recipient of the 2014 IBM Faculty Fellow Award, 2011 Alfred Sloan Faculty Award, 2012 Yahoo Labs FREP award, 2009 NSF CAREER award, the 2006 Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship and a number of Google Research awards.

Fei-Fei was born in Beijing, China. She lived in Chengdu, China until she was 15, when her family immigrated to the US.

  • PhD Engineering, Computer Science | California Institute of Technology (Caltech) 2005
  • BA Physics | Princeton University 1999
Work History
  • Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Vision Lab, Director
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