Data For The People [EE380]

Data For The People
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 4:30pm
Gates B03
Andreas Weigend (Social Data Lab)
Abstract / Description: 

Join us Wednesday at 4:30pm for the Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium:
Andreas Weigend will share his journey from starting as a PhD student at Stanford in neural networks, to becoming the Chief Scientist at Amazon, and ultimately writing the book J, that came out last week (Jan 31, 2017) and was displayed on Times Square for free!

Sign up at by February 12 (Sunday) to get an electronic copy of the book. Read it. And bring your questions to the talk!

Andreas Weigend just published his book, Data For The People on big data, transparency and what to do about it. As the former Chief Scientist at Amazon, he helped create Amazon's culture of data and innovation.

 The Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium (EE380) meets on Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 throughout the academic year. Talks are given before a live audience in Room B03 in the basement of the Gates Computer Science Building on the Stanford Campus. The live talks (and the videos hosted at Stanford and on YouTube) are open to the public.


Andreas has taught courses at Stanford in CS, MS&E, Psych and Stats, and is now a lecturer at UC Berkeley. He is also a mentor at StartX and a limited partner at Founders Fund, focusing on social-local-mobile technologies and consumer behavior.

Andreas is the founder and director of the Social Data Lab. Clients include Alibaba, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, GE, Hyatt, Lufthansa, MasterCard, Lufthansa, Tencent, and the World Economic Forum. He lives in San Francisco, Shanghai, and on