About Venture Lab


Publication: 2012-11-20



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Venture Lab


Venture Lab is one of the primary platforms used by Stanford University to offer free online courses.


  • Stanford University

  • StudentsOur first class on technology entrepreneurship attracted around 40,000 students from over a hundred and fifty countries. We are thrilled to offer more courses across a wide range of academic disciplines, and we invite you to join Venture Lab today!

  • Venture Lab TeamVenture Lab is directed by Amin Saberi and is developed by a team of Stanford University students led by Farnaz Ronaghi.

  • Amin SaberiDirector -- Amin Saberi is an Associate Professor and 3COM faculty scholar in Stanford University. He received his B.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology and his Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in Computer Science. His research interests include algorithms, approximation algorithms, and algorithmic aspects of games, markets, and networks. Amin Saberi's research is supported by National Science Foundation (under grants CCF 0546889, 0729586, and 0915145), Library of Congress, Stanford Clean Slate Design for the Internet, and Google. His most recent awards include an Alfred Sloan Fellowship and best paper awards in FOCS 2011 and SODA 2010.

  • Farnaz RonaghiStudent Team Leader -- I am Ph.D. student in Information Science and Technology group of Management Science and Engineering department at Stanford University. My Advisor is Amin Saberi. I received my B.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology majoring in Computer Engineering and my M.Sc. from Stanford University. I am interested in the economic and algorithmic aspects of online networks and markets, and am applying this research to design more efficient online educational experiences. I am fascinated with the potential of online education to empower people and improve lives.