Twitter (TWTR) Names Dr. Fei-Fei Li To The Board Of Directors

By Amit Chowdhry ● May 11, 2020
  • Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) has announced the appointment of Dr. Fei-Fei Li to the company’s Board of Directors as a new independent director, effective immediately.

Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) has announced the appointment of Dr. Fei-Fei Li to the company’s Board of Directors as a new independent director, effective immediately.

“With unparalleled expertise in engineering, computer science and artificial intelligence (AI), Fei-Fei brings relevant perspectives to the Board as Twitter continues to utilize technology to improve our service and achieve our long-term objectives,” said Omid Kordestani, Executive Chairman of Twitter. “She shares Twitter’s passion for using technology to promote positive change and her appointment aligns with our commitment to adding a director who reflects the diversity of the Twitter service and also possesses deep technology and AI expertise.”

Dr. Fei-Fei Li is known as the inaugural Sequoia Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, and the Denning Family Co-Director of Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute (HAI). And she served as the Director of Stanford’s AI Lab from 2013 to 2018. And from January 2017 to September 2018, Dr. Li was Vice President at Google and served as Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google Cloud. 

Dr. Li obtained her B.A. degree in physics from Princeton in 1999 with High Honors, and her PhD degree in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2005. She had joined Stanford in 2009 as an assistant professor. Before that, she was on faculty at Princeton University (2007-2009) and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2005-2006). 

Plus Dr. Li is a co-founder and Chairperson of the Board of AI4ALL, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which is dedicated to increasing diverse human representation in the field of artificial intelligence and technology. 

“Twitter is an incredible example of how technology can connect the world in powerful ways and I am honored to join the Board at such an important time in the Company’s history,” explained Dr. Li. “AI and machine learning can have an enormous impact on technology and the people who use it. I look forward to leveraging my experience for Twitter as it harnesses this technology to benefit everyone who uses the service.”  

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