ryan a. chi


Hello! I'm a sophomore at Stanford University majoring in computer science (BS candidate) and music (BA candidate). I'm a pianist, violinist, and organist—check out my performances here!

I've done research in NLP and AI for healthcare; I also help lead Stanford ACM and Stanford Symphony. In my free time, I enjoy playing board games, solving crosswords, and writing fun linguistics puzzles.


Research Assistant, Stanford NLP Group | 2021 – Research Assistant, Stanford AI for Healthcare Bootcamp | 2021 – Section Leader, Stanford CS 106 | 2021 –
  • lead weekly section & interactive grading for CS 106A (Python) + CS 106B (C++)
  • pretested HW for 400+ students; received 100% perfect ratings from students
North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad | 2020 –
  • authored problems on linguistic & computational linguistic phenomena for US, UK, AUS, CAN olympiads
  • Assistant Coach for 2021 Int'l Linguistics Olympiad USA team

Linguistics Puzzles


  • Best Project, CS 224N (out of 400+ students) and Best Project, CS 229 (out of 250+)
  • Nominee, Stanford Boothe Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing
  • International Linguistics Olympiad qualifier (cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad: 2nd place nationally
  • performed at Carnegie Hall (NY) and Royal Albert Hall (London)
  • prizes at numerous competitions: Steinway Jr, Los Angeles Liszt Int'l, ENKOR Int'l, AFAF, CAPMT, Burlingame, Quimby, MTAC, Young Pianists' Beethoven


Currenly, I study piano with Dr. Frederick Weldy and organ with Dr. Robert Huw Morgan. Preivously, I studied with Erna Gulabyan, Angela Kraft Cross, Debra Fong, and Daisy Bate. You can find more of my performances here!