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 ook 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 in MIT Technology Review Titled “10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change Your World”  Concerning the topic or Bayesian machine learning .
She 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 co institution in 1986. 
Koller COMPLETED re Ph.D. at Stanford in 1993 under the supervision of Joseph Halpern , did Postdoctoral research at the 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 , elected was 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.
In April 2008, Daphne Koller was Awarded the first ever $ 150,000 ACM – Infosys Foundation Award in Computing Sciences. 
In 2009, she published a textbook on Probabilistic graphical models together with Nir Friedman .  She offered a free online course on the subject starting in February 2012. 
She and Andrew Ng , a fellow Stanford computer science professor at the AI lab, launched Coursera in 2012. She served as the CEO and President dan or Coursera. She was honored for re 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 left Coursera in 2016 to Become Chief computing officer at Calico . 
She is married to Dan avida. 
Honors and awards
- 1994 Arthur Samuel Thesis Award
- 1996 Sloan Foundation Faculty Fellow
- 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 Game Changers 100
- 2011. elected to National Academy of Engineering
- 2013. Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People
- 2014. elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 2014. Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business
- 2009. Probabilistic graphical models . (with Nir Friedman ). MIT Press. ISBN 978-0262013192
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- Jump up^ Segal, E .; Shapira, M .; Regev, A .; Pe’er, D .; Botstein, D .; Koller, D .; Friedman, N. (2003). “Module Networks: Identifying regulatory modules en hun condition-specific regulators from gene expression data.” Nature Genetics . 34 (2): 166-176. doi : 10.1038 / ng1165 . PMID 12740579 .
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