Panel Discussion: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Technology

Is science moving as fast as technology – and should it? As a new wave of Silicon Valley style funding and principles…

Daphne Koller

CEO & Founder


Daphne Koller is the CEO and Founder of insitro, a startup company that aims to rethink drug development using machine learning. Daphne was the Rajeev Motwani Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where she served on the faculty for 18 years. She was the co-founder, co-CEO and President of Coursera for 5 years, and the Chief Computing Officer of Calico, an Alphabet company in the healthcare space.

​She is the author of over 200 refereed publications appearing in venues such as Science, Cell, and Nature Genetics. Daphne was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2012. She received the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2004 and the ACM Prize in Computing in 2008. She was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 and elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014 and of the International Society of Computational Biology in 2017.