Asian AI Researchers

As the largest source of undergraduates who go on to become top-tier AI researchers, Asia is a crucial link in the chain of AI research. But it is also a region subject to large-scale outbound immigration and brain drain. Here we look at the patterns of movement of researchers who completed their undergraduate degrees in Asia.

Note: All charts below are based on data drawn from papers accepted at NeurIPS 2019. We define Asia as all countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East (with the exception of Israel and Turkey), and Russia. For more on the study, see the detailed Methodology.