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Rebecca Weiss

Rebecca Weiss is the Director of Data Science at Mozilla. She is primarily interested in how the news affects the political and economic attitudes, opinions, and knowledge of the consuming public. While pursuing her Ph.D. at Stanford University, her research combined traditional social science perspectives on news media effects with computational methods of analysis, specifically from areas relevant to large-scale text analysis such as natural language processing, information retrieval, visualization and knowledge management. Rebecca is also interested in the advent of tools that implement these methods for common uses by non-technical people, particularly for computational journalism applications. Before Stanford, Rebecca received an S.M. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. from the University of British Columbia.


Jul 23, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Data Alliances

Building capacity and access for data-driven research in the public interest

Christo Wilson and Rebecca Weiss present the state of online measurement platforms as they exist today, why they are not sufficient to address the scope and scale of the social…