Emma Pierson



I am a third year computer science PhD student in Jure Leskovec's lab at Stanford. Two application areas I'm particularly interested in are discrimination/inequality and healthcare. Before beginning my PhD I spent a year earning a master's in statistics at Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, and another year working as a statistician at Coursera and 23andMe.

Things you may be interested in:

  • My academic and non-academic publications. This is the most current summary of my work.
  • My statistics blog, Obsession with Regression. My work has also appeared in The New York Times ([1],[2],[3],[4],[5],[6],[7]), FiveThirtyEight ([1],[2],[3],[4],[5]), Wired, The Atlantic, The Washington Post ([1],[2],[3],[4]), Quartz ([1],[2],[3],[4],[5],[6],[7],[8]), Business Insider ([1],[2],[3]), BloombergView ([1]), Public Radio International, Fast Company, Time, the BBC ([1],[2]), the Huffington Post, Slate France, LibĂ©ration, Times Higher Education, Significance, and the eHarmony, Coursera, American Mathematical Society, Andrew Gelman and 23andMe blogs ([1],[2],[3],[4],[5],[6],[7],[8]), but I am most proud of giving dating advice in Cosmopolitan.
  • My email: emmap1@stanford.edu. If you email me at another address and do not receive a response, please try this one.
  • My resume (somewhat out of date)

  • Do you still find this website if you search for Emma Pearson?