Richard Socher is Chief Scientist (EVP) at Salesforce. He leads teams working on fundamental research, applied research, product incubation, CRM search, customer service automation, and a cross-product AI platform for unstructured and structured data.
Prior, Richard was an adjunct professor at the Stanford Computer Science Department and the CEO and founder of MetaMind, a startup acquired by Salesforce in April 2016. MetaMind’s deep learning AI platform analyzes, labels, and makes predictions on image and text data so businesses can make smarter, faster, and more accurate decisions.
Richard was awarded the Distinguished Application Paper Award at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2011, the 2011 Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Award, a Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship in 2012, a 2013 “Magic Grant” from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the best Stanford CS Ph.D. thesis award 2014 and the 2014 GigaOM Structure Award. He is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Young Global Leaders’ Class of 2017 and on the Board of Directors for the Global Fund for Women. He has over 50000 academic citations.