Graduate Fellow: Awni Hannun (2017)

Awni Hannun, from Charleston, South Carolina

Studying at Stanford University

Research: Awni’s research focuses on developing Machine Learning algorithms and applying this technology to high impact problem areas. He is especially interested in time-series data and sequence modeling and has spent several years working on applications in speech recognition and audio processing. Other areas that he is interested in include spoken and written language understanding and computer vision. Recently he has been investigating applications for this technology in healthcare and medicine. Research Link

Bio: Awni is a PhD candidate in Stanford’s Computer Science Department. He specializes in Machine Learning algorithms research and applications. From 2014-2016, he worked as a Research Scientist in Baidu Research’s Silicon Valley AI Lab, acting as a technical leader of their Deep Speech and Deep Speech 2 speech systems for both English and Mandarin. Awni received his B.A. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College.