Douglas RiversChief Scientist

Doug Rivers is one of the world’s leading experts on survey research and a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur.  He has taught at Harvard University, Caltech, UCLA, and, most recently, Stanford University, where he is Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Doug has founded two successful technology companies, Preview Systems and Knowledge Networks.  Preview Systems pioneered the field of digital rights management, conducted a successful IPO in 1999 and was sold in 2001. As CEO of the company he was named Executive of the Year (2000) by Research Business Report and received the Innovator's Award by the American Association of Public Opinion Research (2001).

He is also a CBS News consultant and has published academic papers in numerous journals including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science and the American Economics Review, to name a few.  He holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University