Sebastian Thrun

career development, data, Education, featured, nanocourse, on the go education, online education, supplementary education

Mountain View, CA



Sebastian is the CEO and co-founder of Udacity, an online learning platform aimed at democratizing education. Udacity offers courses in technology applicable to the needs of Silicon Valley. By working in conjunction with industry giants like Google, AT&T, Facebook, SalesForce and others, the platform offers “nanodegrees” to students interested in certain topics recognized by these institutions. Udacity has over 160,000 students in 190 countries and is growing to change the future of education by bridging the gap between real-world skills, relevant education and employment.

Sebastian is also a part-time research professor advising PhD students on the “Internet of Everything” and related topics.