Yoav Shoham

Yoav Shoham

Co-CEO and Co-Founder, AI21 Labs

Prof. Yoav Shoham, a pioneer in AI, serves as CEO of AI21 Labs, a leader in generative AI. He's a Stanford University Professor Emeritus and Fellow of AAAI, ACM, and the Game Theory Society. With a PhD from Yale, he began at Stanford with Prof. John McCarthy, leading Stanford AI Lab (SAIL) and initiating the AI Index, tracking global AI developments. Shoham founded TradingDynamics, acquired by Ariba, and later co-founded two AI startups acquired by Google. In 2017, he co-founded AI21, backed by Google, Intel and others. Throughout his career, Shoham has published numerous influential academic articles in the field of AI. 

Prof. Yoav Shoham has received several prestigious awards for his contributions to the field of AI, including the 2019 IJCAI Research Excellence Award, the 2012 ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award, and the 2008 ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award.