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Victoria Stodden
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale Law School

Website | @victoriastodden

Victoria is a Postdoctoral Associate in Law and a Kauffman Fellow in Law at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. After completing her PhD in statistics, she obtained a Master’s in Legal Studies in 2007 from Stanford Law School where she created a new licensing structure for computational research. Her paper proposing this Intellectual Property framework, called the “Reproducible Research Standard,” won the Kaltura Writing Competition, given in connection with the Third Conference on Access to Knowledge (A2K3) in 2008. She completed her PhD in statistics at Stanford University in 2006 with advisor David Donoho. A component of her dissertation was the development and release of SparseLab, a collaborative platform for distributing code and data underlying published papers that focus on sparse solutions to underdetermined systems of equations.

She is currently co-chairing a working group on Communities and Virtual Organizations in the NSF’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure Task Force on Grand Challenge Communities. She is a Science Commons fellow, a member of the Sigma Xi scientific research society, and the AAAS. She has previously been a postdoc with Eric von Hippel’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and a research fellow at the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School. She has taught quantitative methods as a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, as well as statistics and computing at Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and San Jose State University. She was a summer extern at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with Chief Judge Kozinski and served as Managing Editor of the Stanford Law and Policy Review in 2007. She has been a summer intern at (formerly Xerox PARC) and IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Labs. Her webpage, including talks and publications, is and she occasionally blogs at .


Open Data and Web Services
Location: Room 202 A
Victoria Stodden (Yale Law School)
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Open access to federally funded research, including not only published papers but also any supporting data and code, is important not just for public knowledge sharing but also for the integrity of the science itself. This is part of the larger conversation regarding transparency in government, and this talk discusses Policy and Technology barriers and solutions to scientific research sharing. Read more.
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