Dr. Sarah Bana is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford’s Digital Economy Lab, part of Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. Her research uses online data to characterize technologies, tasks, and the interactions between them to answer fundamental questions about the evolution of work. She brings together new techniques in natural language processing with data on firms’ demands for skills in the form of job postings, providing unique insights that could not have been measured with the same nuance with survey data. These insights serve to provide improved strategic advice for firms and workers, along with improved policy prescriptions for governments.
Sarah’s research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management and Sloan Management Review and featured by the BBC Business Daily. Her dissertation received Honorable Mention for the Upjohn Institute’s best Ph.D. dissertation on employment-related issues.