Victoria Stodden

Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences
Faculty Affiliate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Faculty Affiliate, Department of Statistics
Faculty Affiliate, Department of Computer Science
Associate Professor, College of Law (by courtesy)


Victoria Stodden joined the School of Information Sciences as an associate professor in fall 2014. In addition to the College of Law, Stodden has joint appointments with the University of Illinois’ Department of Statistics and Department of Computer Science as well as an affiliate appointment in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

She is a leading figure in the area of reproducibility in computational science, exploring how can we better ensure the reliability and usefulness of scientific results in the face of increasingly sophisticated computational approaches to research. Her work addresses a wide range of topics, including standards of openness for data and code sharing, legal and policy barriers to disseminating reproducible research, robustness in replicated findings, cyberinfrastructure to enable reproducibility, and scientific publishing practices. Stodden co-chairs the NSF Advisory Committee for CyberInfrastructure and is a member of the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Advisory Committee. She also serves on the National Academies Committee on Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process.

Previously an assistant professor of statistics at Columbia University, Stodden taught courses in data science, reproducible research, and statistical theory and was affiliated with the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering. She co-edited two books released this year, Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement published by Cambridge University Press and Implementing Reproducible Research published by Taylor & Francis. Stodden earned both her PhD in statistics and her law degree from Stanford University. She also holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Ottawa.

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MLS, PhD Stanford University
MS University of British Columbia
BS University of Ottawa