Emily Glassberg Sands

VP of Data Science


Emily Glassberg Sands is the VP of Data Science at Coursera. Millions of learners come to Coursera to advance their skills in courses, Specializations, certificates, and degree programs offered by university and industry partners including Yale, Stanford, and Google. Emily’s team builds the statistical models and machine learning algorithms that power content discovery and scale an engaging and personalized learning experience; leads the measurement, experimentation, and inference that informs Coursera’s product and business strategy; and develops the analytical products and direct data access for the company’s university partners and enterprise customers. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard and a B.A. from Princeton. Her academic research blends experimentation, econometrics, and machine learning to understand labor markets and consumer decision-making, and has been featured in the popular press including the New York Times and National Public Radio.