Simon Shaolei Du
a very productive researcher who authored many strong papers in theory of deep learning and reinforcement learning
one of the pioneers of deep learning for NLP. She was one of the first's to show that deep learning can have high impact on NLP by proposing a deep learning based parser. Since then she's been pushing the boundary of deep learning for NLP.
co-authored one of the most influential, seminal papers on contextualized word embeddings, ELMO. He also contributed in the areas of open-ended question answering and language generation.
one of the pioneers of modern theoretical understanding of deep learning. He worked on analyzing and studying challenging, real-world algorithms doing works leading to better theoretical understanding of neural methods.
a productive researcher in probabilistic deep learning. Other than theoretical side, he also contributed to socially important applications such as improving battery materials