Daphne Koller

Chief Computing Officer, Calico and Founder and former President, Coursera

Daphne Koller is one of the world’s foremost experts in machine learning and its application to human health. She is Calico’s Chief Computing Officer. Calico was created by Google in 2013 to tackle human aging and diseases associated with age.

Koller came to Calico from Coursera, a leading online educational platform, where she was founder and president, following more than 18 years on the faculty at Stanford University. At Stanford, Koller was the Rajeev Motwani Professor of Computer Science, working in the area of machine learning and probabilistic modeling.
Koller is the recipient of awards that include the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. She is also a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.
She received her bachelor’s degree in math and computer science and master’s degree in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Koller received her PhD in computer science from Stanford in 1994.


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