Dr. Christopher Ré is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University and a Robert N. Noyce Family Faculty Scholar. His work's goal is to enable users and developers to build applications that more deeply understand and exploit data.
Dr. Ré's group works on the fundamentals of the next generation of data management systems, including databases, theory, and machine learning. A major application of their work is to make it dramatically easier to build high-quality systems to process more of the world's dark data (sql databases, text, and images). Recently, they've shown that their systems can even exceed human volunteer quality in reading scientific journal articles.