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Using machine learning and data science to power online learning

As the largest online learning platform for higher education, Coursera has global scale. Chief data scientist Emily Glassberg Sands discusses how her team at Coursera turns the challenges of operating at scale into opportunities by leveraging the power of data. Through machine learning and data analytics, Emily’s team helps learners successfully navigate the Coursera platform from discovery of relevant course content to personalized targeted interventions throughout challenging coursework.


  • Emily Glassberg Sands

    Emily has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and is the head of data science at Coursera.

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