Speakers & Panelists

Yuri Burda
Yuri Burda
OpenAI
Burda received his PhD in mathematics at the University of Toronto. Since then, he has been a research scientist at OpenAI. He is now mainly focusing on applying machine learning to mathematical reasoning, with the aim to improve future math education.

Jo Boaler
Jo Boaler
Stanford University
Jo Boaler is a British education author and Nomellini-Olivier Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Boaler is involved in promoting reform mathematics and equitable mathematics classrooms. She is the co-founder and faculty director of youcubed, a Stanford centre that markets and sells mathematics education resources to teachers, students and parents. She is the author of nine books, including Limitless Mind (2019), Mathematical Mindsets (2016), What's Math Got To Do With It? (2009) and The Elephant in the Classroom (2010), all written for teachers and parents with the goal of improving mathematics education in both the US and UK.

Hannaneh Hajishirzi
Hannaneh Hajishirzi
University of Washington
Hanna Hajishirzi is an Assistant Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington and a Research Fellow at the Allen Institute for AI. Her research spans different areas in NLP and AI, focusing on developing machine learning algorithms that represent, comprehend, and reason about diverse forms of data at large scale. Applications for these algorithms include question answering, reading comprehension, representation learning, knowledge extraction, and conversational dialogue. Hanna received her PhD from University of Illinois and spent a year as a postdoc at Disney Research and CMU.

Chris Piech
Chris Piech
Stanford University
Chris Piech is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science Education, Stanford University. Piech was born and grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. When Piech was twelve Piech moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where Piech lived until Piech came to Stanford for university, liked it a lot and stayed. Piech loves teaching and Piech is into exploring our world (through both science and travelling). Piech's research is in machine learning to understand human learning.

Sachan's interests are to build machine learning models for NLP, education, and knowledge reasoning. Specifically, he focuses on building and incorporating background knowledge to solve education problems in geometry, science, and math domains.

Sumeet Singh
Sumeet Singh
Turnitin
Singh is a distinguished scientist at Turnitin Gradescope, a company that has provided AI-assisted grading service to more than 1000 universities across the world. Sighn has rich research and industry experiences and plans to share his expertise and insights in building grading systems at Gradescope.

Kurt Vanlehn
Kurt Vanlehn
Arizona State University
Vanlehn is the Diane and Gary Tooker Chair for Effective Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at ASU, his research interests lie in intelligent tutoring systems, educational data mining, cognitive science, and learning science.

Stephen Wolfram
Stephen Wolfram
Wolfram Research
Wolfram is a computer scientist, mathematician, and businessman. He is the founder and CEO of the software company Wolfram Research and the creator of Mathematica, the Wolfram Language, and WolframAlpha answer engine. In 2012, he was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

Zhu has been pursuing a general unified theory of vision, learning, cognition and AI for decades. In 2017, Zhu founded DMAI as an AI startup engaged in developing a cognitive language and math education platform.