Andrew Ng

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Andrew Ng

Name: Andrew Ng

Born: 1976 in United Kingdom

Computer-related contributions

  • Associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University.
  • Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab.
  • Co-founded Coursera (an online education platform).
  • Helped develop ROS, a widely used open-source robotics software platform.
  • Founded the Google Brain project at Google (2011).

Significant publications

  • Convolutional-Recursive Deep Learning for 3D Object Classification (2012).
  • Semantic Compositionality through Recursive Matrix-Vector Spaces (2012).
  • Improving Word Representations via Global Context and Multiple Word Prototypes (2012).
  • Author or co-author of over 100 published papers in machine learning, robotics, and related fields.

Honors and awards

  • Named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35 (2008).
  • Awarded Sloan Fellowship (2007).
  • Recipient of the Computers and Thought Award.