Omar Khattab
Omar Khattab is a CS Ph.D. candidate at Stanford and an incoming Assistant Professor at MIT EECS (Fall 2025), whose work spans Natural Language Processing (NLP), Information Retrieval (IR), Machine Learning (ML) Systems. He is the author of the ColBERT retrieval model, which has helped shape the modern landscape of neural information retrieval, and creator of the DSPy framework. His lines of work on ColBERT and DSPy form the basis of influential open-source projects, together exceeding a million downloads per month, and have sparked applications at dozens of companies and startups. Omar’s Ph.D. has been supported by the Eltoukhy Family Graduate Fellowship and the Apple Scholars in AI/ML PhD Fellowship.

Omar’s sessions

Omar will be contributing to these sessions at Data + AI Summit 2024:
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University of Washington

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University of California Berkeley

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