Yoav Shoham

AI21 Labs
Yoav Shoham


Yoav Shoham is professor emeritus of computer science at Stanford University. A leading AI expert, Prof. Shoham is Fellow of AAAI, ACM and the Game Theory Society. Among his awards are the IJCAI Research Excellence Award, the AAAI/ACM Allen Newell Award, and the ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award. His online Game Theory course has been watched by close to a million people. Prof. Shoham has co-founded several AI companies, including TradingDynamics (acquired by Ariba), Katango and Timeful (both acquired by Google), and AI21 Labs. Prof. Shoham is also the founding chair of the AI Index initiative (www.AIindex.org), which tracks global AI activity and progress, and co-founder of WeCode (www.wecode.org.il), a nonprofit initiative to train high-quality programmers from disadvantaged populations, now part of Reichman University.