Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI is happy to announce that Paul Herz has joined because the institute’s deputy director. Dr. Herz brings deep administration, operations, and technique expertise from 20 years of working in expertise firms. He will probably be chargeable for coordinating HAI’s analysis, schooling, coverage, company packages, and administrative packages and actions. He most not too long ago led technique, operations, and product administration for autonomous automobile packages at Cruise as VP of technical technique and operations. Previous to Cruise, Dr. Herz was COO at Halodi Robotics, the place he was chargeable for world operations, strategic development initiatives and operational excellence. He was additionally director of product operations at Fb and a senior chief at Apple.
Dr. Herz obtained his undergraduate diploma at College of California, Berkeley in engineering physics and his doctorate at Massachusetts Institute of Know-how in electrical engineering and pc science.
Moreover, HAI Affiliate Director James Landay has taken on a newly created position as vice director of HAI and school director of analysis. On this capability, he’ll proceed his glorious work main HAI’s analysis grant packages along with Affiliate Director of Analysis Vanessa Parli whereas assuming new management obligations for the institute. Landay is a professor of pc science and the Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan Professor within the College of Engineering at Stanford, the place he makes a speciality of human-computer interplay. Previous to Stanford, Landay was on the college at Cornell Tech, the College of Washington, and the College of California, Berkeley. From 2003-2006, he additionally served because the director of Intel Labs Seattle, a number one analysis lab that explored numerous points of ubiquitous computing. Landay was additionally the chief scientist and co-founder of NetRaker, which was acquired by KeyNote Programs.
Landay obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering and Pc Sciences from UC Berkeley, and MS and PhD in Pc Science from Carnegie Mellon College.