Michael Shum (2020)
United States of America
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael Shum majored in Computer Science and Engineering for his Bachelor's degree and concentrated in Artificial Intelligence for his Master's degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He grew up in Beijing before moving to Seattle at age 11. At MIT, Michael conducted research on reinforcement learning before working at a self-driving car startup, and now researches deep learning and dialogue at Salesforce in addition to working on his NLP startup. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Michael hopes to explore how leaders in policy can work together with technologists to change society for the better. Michael is 22 years old and from the United States.