The Daphne Koller keynotes focus on topics pertaining to education and the need to innovate the systems and curricula. She also divulges into the importance of providing free education for the less fortunate by means of online courses. Her research is predominantly focused on artificial intelligence. Koller is the co-founder of Coursera Inc. as well as a Stanford University professor in the department of computer science.
Koller received her Bachelor's degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1985, and also completed a Master's degree in 1986. In 1993, she attended Stanford University to complete a PhD in the computer science department.
Koller was featured in the MIT Technology Review in an article titled ‘10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change Your World,' for the topic of Bayesian Machine Learning. In 2008, she was awarded with a $150,000 award by the ACM-Infosys Foundation in computing sciences.
In 2009, Koller co-authored a textbook with Nir Friedman titled ‘Probabilitic Graphic Models.’ The Daphne Koller keynotes give valuable insights into the current state of the education system in today’s society, while offering tangible solutions to many of the problems that exist.