| Richard Socher |
|Member of||WEF/Young Global Leaders 2017|
Chief Scientist at Salesforce
Prior to Salesforce, Socher was adjunct professor at the Stanford Computer Science Department where he obtained his PhD working on deep learning with Chris Manning and Andrew Ng. He did a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship in 2012. He won the best Stanford CS PhD thesis award in 2014.
In 2021 Socher became CEo of You.com, as search engine startup looking to challenge Alphabet Inc's Google, seeing an opening on antitrust issues. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff put $20 million dollar into the company, including giving it the domain name, which he has owned since the 1990s.