Emma Pierson



I am a computer science PhD student in Jure Leskovec's lab at Stanford. I apply statistics and machine learning to study two broad areas: discrimination/inequality and healthcare. Before my PhD, I did a master's in statistics at Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, and before that I spent a year as a data scientist at 23andMe and Coursera.

Things you may be interested in:

  • My resume
  • 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]), 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]).
  • My email: emmap1@cs.stanford.edu. If you email me at another address and do not receive a response, please try this one.
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