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About Lightning

PyTorch Lightning was started by William Falcon while completing his Ph.D. AI research at NYU CILVR and Facebook AI Research, with the vision of making it a foundational part of everyone’s deep learning research code. The framework was designed for professional and academic researchers working in AI, making state of the art AI research techniques, such as TPU training, trivial.

After releasing Lightning in March of 2019 and making it public in July, it quickly became obvious that a single person couldn’t support the appetite for new features from the hyper-engaged Lightning community. As a first step, Will formed a group of core contributors, who are now leading a lot of initiatives across the framework. This core group was quickly augmented by an extended community of over 180 contributors (mostly PhDs). Along with this burgeoning community has come rapidly growing interest from users in corporate and big academic lab settings. ​We now have staff members working tirelessly to make Lightning the best research framework for academic labs, corporate labs, and production teams around the world.

Lightning Leads

William Falcon
William Falcon
PyTorch Lightning Founder
@williamFalcon

CEO at Grid AI. Previously at NYU CILVR Lab, Goldman Sachs, Columbia, co-founder of NextGenVest (an AI-powered financial services platform that demystified education finances for Gen Z students, acquired).

Jirka Borovec
Jirka Borovec
Senior Research Engineer
@borda

Senior Machine Learning Researcher at KENDAXA Group, PhD from CTU in Prague, with focus on Medical Imaging.

Ananya Harsh Jha
Ananya Harsh Jha
Research Engineer
@ananyahjha93

Ananya Harsh Jha has completed his Masters in Computer Science from NYU, focused on self supervised learning for NLP and computer vision.

Justus Schock
Justus Schock
Project Lead
@justusschock

Justus is currently pursuing a PhD in Deep Learning for medical image analysis. Before joining PyTorch Lightning as a project lead, he was a core contributor to PyTorch Ignite.

Adrian Wälchli
Adrian Wälchli
Research Engineer
@awaelchli

Previously PhD student at University of Bern, Switzerland, with MSc in Computer Science, focusing on Deep Learning for Computer Vision.

Carlos Mocholí
Carlos Mocholí
Research Engineer
@carmocca

Previously a Research Engineer in Handwritten Text Recognition at the PRHLT research center. MSc in AI from the University of Edinburgh. Based in Valencia, Spain.

Ethan Harris
Ethan Harris
Research Engineer
ethanwharris

Previously a PhD student at the University of Southampton, UK, focusing on Computer Vision and Deep Learning. Created the torchbearer library for PyTorch before joining PyTorch Lightning.

Kaushik Bokka
Kaushik Bokka
Research Engineer
@kaushikb11

Previously having experience building production scale Machine Learning and Computer Vision systems. Aim to empower the way people and organizations build AI applications. Based in Mumbai, India.

Eden Afek
Eden Afek
Product Manager
@edenlightning

Previously SWE @Google

Core Maintainers

Nicki Skafte
Nicki Skafte
@skaftenicki

PhD @Technical University of Denmark

Tullie Murrel
Tullie Murrel
@tullie

AI researcher @Facebook

Jeremy Jordan
Jeremy Jordan
@jeremyjordan

ML engineer @Proofpoint

Peter Yu
Peter Yu
@yukw777

NLP research engineer @ASAPP

Rohit Gupta
Rohit Gupta
@rohitgr7

Data Scientist @ Episource LLC

Ethan Harris
Ethan Harris
@ethanwharris

Torchbearer founder. Deep learning PhD Student at the University of Southampton with Dr Jonathon Hare.

Matthew Painter
Matthew Painter
@MattPainter01

Torchbearer founder. Deep learning PhD Student at the University of Southampton.

Jeffery Ling
Jeffery Ling
@jeffling

ML engineer @Proofpoint

Nick Eggert
Nick Eggert
@neggert

Principal AI Scientist @target

Staff

Eden Afek
Eden Afek
Product Manager

Previously SWE @Google

We're Hiring!

We are always looking for more talented people to join us. The best way to get noticed is to contribute - our staff contributor, @borda was hired after making amazing contributions to the framework and working on a great variety of new features.
Email careers@grid.ai with your resume to join the team!