Victoria Stodden, assistant professor of Statistics at Columbia University, and affiliated with the Columbia University Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering will be speaking in the session From Open Data to Open Science: Policy, Literacy and Citizen Engagement as part of the Open Science and Research programme at OKCon on Tuesday 17 September.

Victoria Stodden completed her PhD in statistics and her law degree at Stanford University. Her research centers on the multifaceted problem of enabling reproducibility in computational science. This includes studying adequacy and robustness in replicated results, designing and implementing validation systems, developing standards of openness for data and code sharing, and resolving legal and policy barriers to disseminating reproducible research.

She is the developer of the award winning “Reproducible Research Standard,” a suite of open licensing recommendations for the dissemination of computational results. She is a co-founder of, an open platform for disseminating the code and data associated with published results, and enabling independent and public cloud-based verification of methods and findings.

She is the creator and curator of SparseLab, a collaborative platform for reproducible computational research in underdetermined systems. She was awarded the NSF EAGER grant “Policy Design for Reproducibility and Data Sharing in Computational Science.”

She serves as a member of the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI), the Mathematics and Physical Sciences Directorate Subcommittee on “Support for the Statistical Sciences at NSF,” the National Academies of Science committee on “Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process.” She is also on several committees in the American Statistical Association: The Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Committee on Data Sharing and Reproducibility, and the Presidential Strategic Initiative, Developing a Prototype Statistics Portal. She also serves on the Columbia University’s Senate Information Technologies Committee.

She co-chaired a working group on Virtual Organizations for the NSF’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure Task Force on Grand Challenge Communities in 2010. She is a nominated member of the Sigma Xi scientific research society, and serves on several advisory boards including, Galaxy, and the Science Exchange.

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