Assam boy and son of former Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna – Ranjay Krishna successfully defended his PhD thesis on April 23 and was awarded PhD by Stanford University in Artificial Intelligence.  

Ranjay’s topic was “Visual Intelligence from Human Learning”. 

He was advised by Professors Michael Bernstein and Fei-Fei Li of Stanford University. 

Ranjay did his early schooling in New York when his father, Kumar Sanjay Krishna, former chief secretary of Assam was posted there and then in Sanskriti School, Delhi.  

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He did his double majors in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 2013 with Magna cum Laude.  

He then did his Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2015 and his research paper in MS was adjudged the best paper in the year. 

Ranjay’s PhD work is a pioneering work in combining human cognition, human-computer interaction and Artificial intelligence.  

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Ranjay is the first Assamese to get a doctorate degree in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University and perhaps the first to bag such a prestigious degree in any subject from Stanford University, which is a top-ranking university in the world. 

He is the son of Kumar Sanjay Krishna, ex-Chief Secretary, Assam and Geetima Das Krishna. 

Sanjay Krishna’s daughter Krishangi is also studying in the United States and is pursuing her PhD from Brown University

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