Victoria Stodden

Victoria Stodden
Victoria Stodden
Computational Legal Scholar; Assistant Professor of Statistics, Columbia University

VICTORIA STODDEN is assistant professor of Statistics at Columbia University. She has been a fellow at Yale Law School in the Internet and Society Project, a fellow at Science Commons, a post doc at MIT, and a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She graduated Stanford Law School in 2007 and taught two classes there (Empirical Legal Analysis and Statistical Inference) as a Lecturer in Law. She finished her Ph.D. in statistics with David Donoho in 2006, and obtained a master's degree in statistics (from Stanford), as well as a master's degree in economics from the University of British Columbia.

Her current research focuses on reproducibility of computational results, and includes understanding factors underlying code and data sharing among researchers, how pervasive and large-scale computation is changing our practice of the scientific method, and the role of legal framing for scientific openness and advancement.

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 co-chairs 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 nominated member of the Sigma Xi scientific research society, and the AAAS.