Former Facebook tech lead joins Byju’s lab to scale research and innovation vertically
Baijus has announced the appointment of Majid Yazdani as Vice President of Baijus Lab to take the future of education forward and further shape it. Working on personalization and other AI applications in the education sector, Majid will be responsible for generating new ideas and providing groundbreaking solutions across Baiju’s learning ecosystem in Byju’s lab. Majid, who will lead from the UK, will form a team of research scientists to work on innovative and powerful learning experiences for students.
Launched in 2021, Baiju’s Lab aims to be an incubator of new ideas, provide state-of-the-art technology and provide groundbreaking solutions across Baiju’s learning ecosystem. Students are at the heart of the innovation center, which seeks to develop effective learning experiences by integrating technologies such as augmented reality, AI, computer vision capabilities, gamification and more. The highly skilled team will focus on long pregnancy cycle projects that require extensive analysis to gain important insights into children’s learning habits.
Sharing his thoughts on his new role, Majid Yazdani, Vice President of Baiju’s Lab, said, “Learning technology is not only about automation, but also about making the best use of what can enable students to become lifelong learners. Education has the power to change the world. And I’m delighted to be able to join Baiju’s family and embark on an exciting new way of providing technology-driven education to make quality education accessible, equitable and relevant to every student. “
Majid has more than 15 years of experience in technology and AI, he graduated in 2008 with a BSc from Sharif University of Technology. In computer engineering. He has earned his PhD. From the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in June 2013. Yazdani has previously worked as a staff scientist at LinkedIn and at the IDEAP Research Institute in Switzerland. He joined Facebook AI (Meta AI) in 2018 to create neural networks with partisanized knowledge and reasoning. He has made significant contributions to FB’s customer support by using large-scale generative language models. He also holds three patents and has 24 research papers on natural language processing and artificial intelligence.