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Jonathan Levin

Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business

Jonathan Levin is an applied economist whose research is in the field of industrial organization. He is best known for his work on contracting relationships and on the design of market rules and institutions. In the last few years, he has studied subprime lending, health insurance, the allocation of radio spectrum, and the economics of internet markets. Jonathan Levin is also the Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was appointed as the 10th dean of the school in September 2016. Dean Levin joined the Stanford faculty as an assistant professor in 2000. He rose through the ranks to become the Holbrook Working Professor of Price Theory in the Department of Economics. He has taught market design, game theory, microeconomics, and industrial organization at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Margaret Mitchell

Senior Research Scientist at Google

Margaret Mitchell is a Senior Research Scientist in Google’s Research & Machine Intelligence group, working on artificial intelligence. Her research generally involves vision-language and grounded language generation, focusing on how to evolve artificial intelligence towards positive goals. This includes research on helping computers to communicate based on what they can process, as well as projects to create assistive and clinical technology from the state of the art in AI. Her work combines computer vision, natural language processing, social media, many statistical methods, and insights from cognitive science. She continues to balance her time between language generation, applications for clinical domains, and core AI research.

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Carissa Carter

Director of Teaching + Learning at Stanford

Carissa Carter is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the Stanford In this role she guides the development of the’s pedagogy, leads its instructors, and shapes its class offering. She teaches courses on the intersection of data and design, design for climate change, and maps and the visual sorting of information. Carissa was one of the co-leaders of Stanford 2025, a multi-year project that envisioned the future of higher education. Prior to the, Carissa ran her own design practice, Parallel Design Labs, and focused on helping companies of all sizes execute their internal innovation projects and programs. She also spent time living in Hong Kong working for Herman Miller leading their user research efforts for the Asian market.

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DJ Patil

Head of Technology at Devoted Health

DJ Patil is the Head of Technology at Devoted Health and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Patil was appointed by President Obama to be the first U.S. Chief Data Scientist where his efforts led to the establishment of nearly 40 Chief Data Officer roles across the Federal government. He also established new health care programs including the Precision Medicine Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot, new criminal justice reforms including the Data-Driven Justice and Police Data Initiatives that cover more than 94 million Americans, as well as leading the national data efforts.

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Amir Rubin

CEO of One Medical

Amir Dan Rubin has sought to make significant positive impacts on health care throughout his career. He serves as President and CEO of One Medical, the leading membership-based, technology-enabled, national primary care organization focused on transforming health care. Amir holds MBA and MHSA degrees from the University of Michigan, and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. He has also been awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Northern California for large companies.

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Roberto Martin-Martin

Research Scholar at the Stanford Vision and Learning lab

Roberto Martin-Martin obtained his Bachelor from Polytechnic University of Madrid, and his Masters and PhD from Technical Universität Berlin. He works on the intersection between computer vision and robotics, with special interest on robot learning and vision-based manipulation. At Stanford he collaborates on projects from both the Jackrabbot team and the PAIR team, the former focused on mobile manipulation in human environments and the latter on vision-based interactions with objects.

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Alan Federman

Research Associate at the Stanford Vision & Learning Lab

Alan Federman began working in Robotics in 1999 as a member of the NASA Robotics Education Project. As a mentor for competition robotics teams, he’s won several national awards. For the past several years he has worked for several robotics companies as a systems engineer. On the JackRabbot team he is responsible for keeping the mechanical and electronic systems working, and re-attaching any parts that fall off.

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Stefan Heck

CEO and co-Founder of Nauto

Dr. Stefan Heck, Ph.D., founded Nauto, Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer since 2015. Dr. Heck also has been a Consulting Professor at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University since 2013. He is teaching and conducting research on innovation, energy and resource economics. Dr. Heck served as a Director of the Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice at McKinsey & Co. He founded McKinsey & Co. and led its Global Cleantech Practice and the Industrial Practice in the Northeastern U.S. Dr. Heck was also a Director (Senior Partner) at McKinsey where he Co-founded the Cleantech and Sustainability Transformations practice and led the Global Semiconductor practice. From 1996 to 2013, he served as a Partner at McKinsey & Company where Dr. Heck focused on IT and cleantech.

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Stephen Zoepf

Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Automotive Research

Stephen Zoepf is the Executive Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford. In addition to continuing to contribute to the field through his own research on mobility, Stephen will strengthen our connections across campus and with our affiliates. He has fifteen years of experience in the automotive field, including eight years in engineering and product management roles at BMW and Ford. He recently served as a Post-Doctoral researcher at MIT and on the technical staff of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation.

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Tess Posner


Tess is a social entrepreneur focused on increasing equity and inclusion in the tech economy. She doesn’t just worry about unethical algorithms or AI taking a turn for the worse: she’s forging a path that leads in a more positive direction. As CEO of AI4ALL, Tess works to increase diversity and inclusion in artificial intelligence. AI4ALL creates pipelines for underrepresented talent through education and mentorship programs around the U.S. and Canada that give high school students early exposure to AI for social good. Before joining AI4ALL, she was managing director of TechHire at Opportunity@Work, a national initiative launched out of the White House to increase diversity in the tech economy.

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Ken Goldberg

Professor at UC Berkeley

Ken Goldberg is an artist, inventor, and UC Berkeley Professor focusing on robotics. He was appointed the William S. Floyd Jr Distinguished Chair in Engineering and serves as Chair of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department. He has secondary appointments in EECS, Art Practice, the School of Information, and Radiation Oncology at the UCSF Medical School. Ken is Director of the CITRIS “People and Robots” Initiative and the UC Berkeley AUTOLAB where he and his students pursue research in machine learning for robotics and automation in warehouses, homes, and operating rooms. He lives in the Bay Area and is madly in love with his wife, filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain, and their two daughters.

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Emily Glassberg Sands

Senior Director of Data Science and Data Engineering at Coursera

Emily Glassberg Sands is the Senior Director of Data Science and Data Engineering at Coursera, the world’s leading platform for higher education. Her teams lead the measurement, experimentation, and inference that informs Coursera’s product and business strategy; develop the analytical products and direct data access for the company’s university partners and enterprise customers; and build the statistical models and machine learning algorithms that help learners find and succeed in learning programs, including data-powered products featured in TechCrunch, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Technology Review. Emily holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard and a B.A. from Princeton. Her academic research blends experimentation, econometrics, and machine learning to better understand labor markets and consumer decision-making, and has been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio..

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Rick Levin

Senior Advisor at Coursera

Rick Levin is a Senior Advisor at Coursera and the former CEO. He joined the company in 2013, after completing a twenty-year term as President of Yale University, during which time he rebuilt the campus, redeveloped downtown New Haven, co-founded Yale-NUS College in Singapore, and generally strengthened the University’s international programs – in China in particular. He is the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics, Emeritus.