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Dr. Li Jiang  Director
Dr. Li Jiang is the Director of Stanford AIRE  (AI, Robotics and Education). Dr. Jiang has been doing research in the field of Robotics and AI for many years.  He was the top award: “Best of Innovations” award winner for 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation Awards and the top award: “Best of the Program Award” winner of National Lincoln Design Competition.  He also served as a Judge in the Judging Committee for the CES Innovation award.  His current research focuses on how AI and Robotic technologies will impact our education system and how we need to adjust our education system to accommodate the coming era of Robotics and AI.   His class  “AI, Robotics and Design of Future Education” is the first class at Stanford University to address this multidisciplinary field of AI, Robotics, Education and Design Innovation.  Dr. Jiang holds more than 50 U.S and international patents.   He holds a Master Degree on Design Innovation, a Ph.D on Robotics and a Ph.D minor on Management Science from Stanford University.
Dr. Mark Cutkosky  
Dr. Cutkosky is the Fletcher Jones Chair in School of Engineering at Stanford University.    He applies analyses, simulations, and experiments to the design and control of robots, tactile sensors, and devices for human/computer interaction. His research interests includes: Flying, Climbing, Running robots.   Haptics and perception of friction and texture.  Robot hand dexterous manipulation and Telerobotics.  His invention, a Gecko like climbing robot was featured in TIME’s best inventions in 2006.  He is both an IEEE Fellow and ASME fellow.
Dr. Prashant Loyalka  
Dr. Loyalka is an Assistant Professor in Graduate School of Education at Stanford University.   He is a Center Research Fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford and a Faculty Member of the Rual Education Action Program at Stanford.  His research focuses on examining/addressing inequalities in the education of youth and on understanding/improving the quality of education received by youth in large developing economies, including China, Russia and India. In the course of addressing educational inequalities, Prashant examines the consequences of tracking, financial and informational constraints, and psychological factors of both students and teachers in highly competitive education systems. His work on understanding educational quality is built around research that assesses and compares student learning in higher education, high school and (the later stages of) compulsory schooling. He also evaluates programs/policies that seek to improve student outcomes.
Dr. Cynthia Breazeal   External participator
Dr. Breazeal is the Founding Director of Personal Robots Group at MIT's Media Lab.  She is the world recognized pioneer of social robotics and human-robot interaction.  She is the creator of many globally recognized famous social robots such as: Jibo, Kismet, Leonardo, Nexi etc...   She is recognized as a designer and innovator on the national and global stage.  She received the Gilbreth Lectures Award by the National Academy of Engineering.  She has spoken at a number of prominent global events including the World Science Festival, the World Economic Forum, and TEDWomen. Breazeal is a featured scientist in the Women's Adventures in Science series (sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences). In 2003, Breazeal was recognized as a Finalist in the National Design Awards in Communication at the White House.  She is an Overseer at the Museum of Science in Boston, and she is on the Board of Advisors of the Science Channel.