Victoria is assistant professor of Statistics at Columbia University. She completed her PhD in statistics at Stanford University in 2006 with advisor David Donoho. Victoria serves as a member of the National Science Foundation's Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI), and on Columbia University's Senate Information Technologies Committee.

Her thesis evaluated regression techniques for cases where there are many more variables than observations, addressing a key consequence of the modern data deluge. A component of her dissertation was SparseLab, a collaborative platform for reproducible computational research.

After completing her PhD in statistics, she obtained a Master's in Legal Studies in 2007 from Stanford Law School where she created a new licensing structure for computational research. Her paper proposing this Intellectual Property framework, called the Reproducible Research Standard, won the Kaltura Writing Competition, given in connection with the Third Conference on Access to Knowledge (A2K3).

Victoria co-chaired a working group on Communities and Virtual Organizations for the NSF's Office of Cyberinfrastructure Task Force on Grand Challenge Communities (the report is here). She is a Science Commons fellow and a nominated member of the Sigma Xi scientific research society. She also serves on the advisory board for, and is an Editorial Board member for Open Research Computation and Open Network Biology.

She has previously been Postdoctoral Associate in Law and a Kauffman Fellow in Law at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. She was a postdoc with Eric von Hippel's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at MIT's Sloan School of Management, and a research fellow at the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School. She has taught quantitative methods as a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, as well as statistics and computing at Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and San Jose State University. She developed an online midquarter evaluation system for statistics course evaluation. For her teaching efforts Stanford has recognized her with the Centennial Teaching Award and the Statistics Departmental Teaching Award (twice).

She has worked as a summer extern at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with Chief Judge Kozinski and served as Managing Editor of the Stanford Law and Policy Review in 2007. She's been a summer intern at Xerox and IBM's T. J. Watson Research Labs.

She obtained Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Economics from the University of British Columbia and the University of Ottawa respectively, where she was a member of the Dean's List for Academic Excellence and scholarship recipient, as well as a varsity crew member. Her webpage, including talks and publications, is and she occasionally blogs at