Kian Katanforoosh

Kian Katanforoosh

CEO and cofounder


Kian Katanforoosh is the CEO and cofounder of, the precision upskilling platform helping enterprises, governments, and individuals upskill and reskill to meet the critical demand for key technological capabilities including data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The platform provides AI-driven mentorship at scale with its adaptive assessments and personalized learning plans that drive measurable results to close the skills gap. He is also a lecturer at Stanford University, where he teaches Deep Learning in the Computer Science department with Prof. Andrew Ng. Kian has been acknowledged for his teaching excellence by Stanford with the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford’s highest teaching award, and the Centennial Award for Excellence in teaching. Additionally, Kian is a founding member of DeepLearning.AI and he co-created the Deep Learning Specialization on Coursera with Andrew Ng. From 2014 to 2016, Kian co-founded and co-led Daskit, a French start-up developing in-classroom ed-tech solutions for universities.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

3:50 pm
4:30 pm

Leading Edge Tech: AI, NLP, ML, AR/VR

Harbor G, Level 2

Innovating on the Edge: AI in the Classroom