Sharon Zhou, Lamini Co-founder & CEO

Sharon Zhou

Co-Founder & CEO

Sharon's mission is to make complex technology, like generative AI, extremely usable and accessible by everyone.

Previously, Sharon was a faculty member at Stanford University in computer science, where she led a research group of over 50 Stanford PhD and undergraduate students in AI and published award-winning research to top AI conferences in the world.

She created one of Coursera's largest classes, Generative Adversarial Networks, and continues to teach, now well over 250,000 students. One step in making generative AI accessible!

She received her PhD at Stanford in generative AI, under Dr. Andrew Ng, and has been an AI advisor to key AI policymakers in Washington D.C. Sharon is featured in MIT Technology Review's 35 Under 35.

Prior to her doctorate, she was a product manager at Google, and was also (fun fact) the first to major in Classics and Computer Science in Harvard University's history.

Course links on Coursera and Stanford:
- Finetuning Large Language Models
- How diffusion models work
- Generative Adversarial Networks [1] [2] [3]
- Stanford CS236G