Emily Glassberg Sands, '09

Senior Director, Data Science, Coursera

Emily Glassberg Sands is the Head of Data Science at Coursera. Her team builds the statistical models and machine learning algorithms that power content discovery and help scale an engaging and personalized learning experience; leads the measurement, experimentation, and inference that informs Coursera's product and business strategy; and develops the analytical products and direct data access for the company’s university partners and enterprise customers.

Emily holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Economics and an A.B. from Princeton. Her academic research blends experimentation, econometrics, and machine learning to better understand labor markets and consumer decision-making, and has been featured in the popular press including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio.