14 Facts About Daphne Koller


Daphne Koller is an Israeli-American computer scientist.


Daphne Koller was a professor in the department of computer science at Stanford University and a MacArthur Foundation fellowship recipient.


Daphne Koller is one of the founders of Coursera, an online education platform.


Daphne Koller received a bachelor's degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1985, at the age of 17, and a master's degree from the same institution in 1986, at the age of 18.


Daphne Koller completed her PhD at Stanford in 1993 under the supervision of Joseph Halpern.


Daphne Koller was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 for contributions to representation, inference, and learning in probabilistic models with applications to robotics, vision, and biology.


Daphne Koller was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014 and as a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2023.


Daphne Koller served as the co-CEO with Ng, and then as president of Coursera.


Daphne Koller was recognized for her contributions to online education by being named one of Newsweeks 10 Most Important People in 2010, Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2012, and Fast Companys Most Creative People in 2014.


Daphne Koller left Coursera in 2016 to become chief computing officer at Calico.


Daphne Koller is primarily interested in representation, inference, learning, and decision making, with a focus on applications to computer vision and computational biology.


Daphne Koller offered a free online course on the subject starting in February 2012.


Daphne Koller was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 on The Life Scientific broadcast on 27 September 2022.


Daphne Koller is married to Dan Avida, a venture capitalist at Opus Capital.