About Us

The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL), founded in 1962 by Professor John McCarthy, continues to be a rich, intellectual and stimulating academic environment. Through multidisciplinary and multi-faculty collaborations, SAIL promotes new discoveries and explores new ways to enhance human-robot interactions through AI; all while developing the next generation of researchers. Our staff of dedicated professionals provide support to our academic and research groups, functioning as SAIL’s backbone. SAIL staff support helps our researchers, visiting scholars and students to advance new discoveries and innovation. All these groups working together add to the depth and breadth of our cutting-edge research.

Letter from our Director

Welcome to the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab

The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) was founded by Prof. John McCarthy, one of the founding fathers of the field of AI. While the discipline of AI has transformed in many fundamental ways since its inception in the 1950s, SAIL remains a proud leading intellectual hub for scientists and engineers, an education Mecca for students, and a center of excellence for cutting edge research work.

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Staff

Nelly Elespuru Administrative Manager Send an Email
Maria David Faculty Administrator Send an Email
Supported Professors

Stefano Ermon
Edward Feigenbaum
Oussama Khatib
Andrew Ng
Kenneth Salisbury
Sebastian Thrun

Suzanne Lessard Faculty Administrator Send an Email
Supported Professors

Ron Dror
Dan Jurafsky
Percy Liang
Chris Manning
Yoav Shoham

Carrie Petersen Faculty Administrator Send an Email
Supported Professors

Mike Genesereth
Leonidas Guibas
Tatsunori Hashimoto
Tengyu Ma
Dorsa Sadigh

Brian Habekoss Faculty Administrator Send an Email
Supported Professors

Jeannette Bohg
Emma Brunskill
Ron Fedkiw
Chelsea Finn

Helen Roman Faculty Administrator Send an Email
Supported Professors

Fei-Fei Li
Silvio Savarese
Jiajun Wu
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Contact Info

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We are located on the first floor of the Gates Computer Science Building. After you enter the building, go through the doors to your left.

Gates Computer Science Building
Stanford, CA 94305-9010

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If you are a prospective Ph.D. student, please apply via the CS admissions process. For general inquiries, please contact Nelly Elespuru.

General Inquiries

Prof. Chris ManningSAIL Lab Director
tel: (650) 723-7683
email: manning@stanford.edu

Nelly Elespuru SAIL Lab Manager
tel: (650) 498-9324
email: elespuru@stanford.edu

Brian HabekossSAIL Website Questions
email: habekoss@stanford.edu

Industrial Affiliates Program

Jason Lin  Acting Executive Director
email: linjason@stanford.edu

Press Inquiries

Tom AbateSchool of Engineering – External Relations
Associate Director of Communications

email: tabate@stanford.edu

Computer Science Graduate Admissions

Office
tel: (650) 723-7683
fax: (650) 723- 3827
email: admissions@stanford.edu