Richard Socher is an adjunct professor at the Stanford Computer Science Department where he obtained his PhD working on deep learning with Chris Manning and Andrew Ng. He won the best Stanford CS PhD thesis award.
He is now Chief Scientist at Salesforce where he leads the company’s research efforts in artificial intelligence. He previously founded MetaMind, a deep learning AI platform that analyzes, labels and makes predictions on image and text data. Prior to Salesforce, Richard was the CEO and founder of MetaMind, a startup acquired by Salesforce in April 2016.