Daphne Koller

“The Online Revolution:  Education for Everyone”


Daphne Koller is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and the co-founder of Coursera, a social entrepreneurship company that works with top universities to make the best education freely accessible to everyone.  In her research life, Koller works in the area of machine learning.  She has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the ACM/Infosys award, and membership in the National Academy of Engineering. She is an award winning teacher, who pioneered many of the ideas that underlie the Coursera user experience. She received her BSc and MSc from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her PhD from Stanford in 1994.