At Facebook, I lead strategic projects to accelerate the adoption and impact of AI research in products. Prior to joining Facebook, I was an AI systems researcher at Microsoft Research NYC and a technical advisor to Microsoft’s Data Group. As a researcher, I worked on reinforcement learning systems and AI ethics. I am one of the researchers behind Microsoft’s Decision Service, one of the first general-purpose reinforcement-learning style cloud systems released. As a technical advisor, I advised product leadership on technology strategy and worked with teams to make products more intelligent. I have a Ph.D. in computer science from UC Berkeley advised by Dave Patterson, Krste Asanovic, and Burton Smith.


Artificial intelligence, systems, reinforcement learning, AI ethics, deep learning.