|Born||August 27, 1968|
|Alma mater||Stanford University (1993, PhD)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1986, MS)
|Thesis||From Knowledge to Belief (1994)|
|Doctoral advisor||Joseph Halpern|
|Doctoral students||Eran Segal, Lise Getoor, Mehran Sahami, Ben Taskar|
|Known for||Machine Learning
|Notable awards||IJCAI Computers and Thought Award (2001)
MacArthur Fellow (2004)
Daphne Koller (born August 27, 1968) is an Israeli-American Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient. She is also one of the founders of Coursera, an online education platform. Her general research area is artificial intelligence and its applications in the biomedical sciences. Koller was featured in a 2004 article by MIT Technology Review titled "10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change Your World" concerning the topic of Bayesian machine learning.
Koller completed her Ph.D. at Stanford in 1993 under the supervision of Joseph Halpern, did postdoctoral research at University of California, Berkeley from 1993 to 1995, and joined the faculty of the Stanford University Computer Science Department in 1995. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2004, was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 and was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014.
She and Andrew Ng, a fellow Stanford computer science professor in the AI lab, launched Coursera in 2012. She served as the CEO and then President of Coursera. She was recognized for her contributions to online education by being named one of Newsweek's 10 Most Important People in 2010, Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2012, and Fast Company's Most Creative People in 2014. 
She is married to Dan Avida.
Honors and awards
- 1994. Arthur Samuel Thesis Award
- 1996. Sloan Foundation Faculty Fellowship
- 1998. ONR Young Investigator Award
- 1999. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
- 2001. IJCAI Computers and Thoughts Award
- 2003. Cox Medal at Stanford
- 2004. MacArthur Fellow
- 2008. ACM/Infosys Award
- 2010. Newsweek's 10 Most Important People
- 2010. Huffington Post 100 Game Changers
- 2011. Elected to National Academy of Engineering
- 2013. Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People
- 2014. Elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 2014. Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business
- 2017. Elected fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology
|"Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education", TED talk, June 2012|
|Daphne Koller, Co-Founder of Coursera – February 20, 2013, Darden School of Business|
- Koller Home page at Stanford
- New York Times Profile of Daphne Koller "Pursuing the Next Level of Artificial Intelligence"
- Daphne Koller at DBLP Bibliography Server
- Daphne Koller's publications in PubMed
- Segal, E.; Shapira, M.; Regev, A.; Pe'er, D.; Botstein, D.; Koller, D.; Friedman, N. (2003). "Module networks: Identifying regulatory modules and their condition-specific regulators from gene expression data". Nature Genetics. 34 (2): 166–176. doi:10.1038/ng1165. PMID 12740579.
- "10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change Your World", MIT Technology Review, February 2004
- "Profile details: Daphne Koller". Marquis Who's Who. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
- Daphne Koller's Academic Genealogy
- $150,000 Prize to Stanford’s Koller for Groundbreaking Work in Making Computers Intelligent
- Daphne Koller and Nir Friedman (2009). Probabilistic Graphical Models. MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-01319-3.
- Probabilistic Graphical Models – Coursera class
- "February 13, 2017: The International Society for Computational Biology Names Seven Members as the ISCB Fellows Class of 2017". www.iscb.org. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
- Media related to Daphne Koller at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website at Stanford
- Daphne Koller at TED
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