Christopher (Chris) Ré is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. He’s also affiliated with the Statistical Machine Learning Group, the Pervasive Parallelism Lab, and the Stanford AI Lab. His work’s goal is to enable users and developers to build applications that more deeply understand and exploit data. His contributions span theory, systems, and machine learning, and his work has won best papers at the premiere venue in each area. Work from his group has been incorporated into major scientific and humanitarian efforts, including MEMEX in the fight against human trafficking, and into commercial products from major web and enterprise companies. He cofounded a company, based on his research, that was acquired by Apple in 2017. He also recently cofounded a company, SambaNova, based on his research, that is currently building accelerated platforms for AI.