Computer Science News

On the road to a safer driving experience

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

By testing the physical limits of speeding cars, a group of engineers hope to develop safer autonomous driving systems.

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Martin Hellman: Finding the Truth Is More Important Than Getting Your Way

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

An inventor of public key cryptography explains why listening is the key to solving problems — in one's personal life and everywhere else.

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Stanford cryptography pioneers win the ACM 2015 A.M. Turing Award

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A groundbreaking algorithm from Martin Hellman and Whitfield Diffie enabled a secure Internet.

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Pioneering Stanford computer researcher and educator Edward McCluskey dies

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The professor emeritus who paved the way for everything from complex chips to crash-proof computers, and who trained 75 PhDs, also loved quirky hats and nature.

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Machine-learning makes poverty mapping as easy as night and day

Thursday, February 25, 2016

An artificial intelligence system trains itself to identify poverty zones by comparing daytime and nighttime satellite images in a novel way.

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How data analytics is going to transform all industries

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

At Stanford's first Women in Data Science Conference, engineers from industry and academia discuss personalized medicine, entertainment, marketing, cybersecurity and more.

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What if we could shape ideas the way a sculptor molds clay?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

An engineer designs computers that let us think with our hands.

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How can we improve the criminal justice system?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Engineers use computational analysis tools to reveal discrimination and reduce crime.

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What Might the Future Hold?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

At Stanford's Future Fest, a group of engineers from industry and academia discuss artificial intelligence, the "revolution" in biology and the balance between risk and regulation.

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Fei-Fei Li: How do we teach computers to understand the visual world?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A computer scientist explores ‘the dark matter of our digital universe.’

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Stunning diversity of gut bacteria uncovered by new approach to gene sequencing devised at Stanford

Monday, December 14, 2015

A new technique can reveal subtle differences among the genomes of multiple species and subspecies of microbes.

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Stanford team develops software to predict and prevent drone collisions

Friday, December 11, 2015

How do we prevent collisions when thousands of drones are flying in congested areas? A software-enabled system could play the role of an autonomous air traffic manager for unmanned flights.

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Stanford students put computer science skills to social good

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Four undergraduates have co-founded CS+Social Good, an organization that utilizes technology to make a positive social impact.

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Needed: More women in data science

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A recent gathering at Stanford on the emerging science of big data turned the usual gender ratio of science conferences on its head.

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Stanford graduate students named Siebel Scholars

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fifteen Stanford graduate students in business, computer science and bioengineering were recently named 2016 Siebel Scholars for outstanding academic performance and leadership in their fields.

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Stanford CS Assistant Professor Christopher Ré named MacArthur fellow

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stanford's Christopher Ré, an assistant professor of computer science, has been awarded a "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He was recognized for his work in developing a data-inference system that analyzes data with a high degree of certainty.

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Stanford's Christopher Manning and a Columbia colleague discuss talking, thinking machines

Monday, July 20, 2015

Computer scientists talk about problems and advances in natural language processing.

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Subhasish Mitra Receives Semiconductor Research Corporation Technical Excellence Award

Monday, July 13, 2015

Professor of electrical engineering and computer science honored for work on Quick Error Detection technology.

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Stanford Invention Hall of Fame welcomes six new technologies and honors 27 new prolific inventors

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Each new technology has earned more than $5 million in royalties for Stanford. The 27 new prolific inventors, including several engineers, have invented at least seven technologies that have generated over $500,000.

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Key strategies can boost donations at crowdfunding sites, Stanford engineers say

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A sophisticated analysis by Stanford computer scientists supports a common-sense approach: Help fundraisers craft successful appeals and thank givers promptly, and they will return to give more.

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Three engineering students receive Deans' Awards for Academic Achievement

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The award recognizes extraordinary undergraduates for their intellectual accomplishments.

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Stanford researchers use diverse, global discussion groups to boost online learning experience for participants

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

New Talkabout video discussions designed by Stanford researchers can connect diverse groups of learners across the globe and improve class performance.

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Stanford Computer Science Department Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Daylong event titled “In Service to the World” reflects on the past accomplishments and future prospects of this world-class academic department.

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Nicholas McKeown among 10 Stanford professors elected to AAAS 2015 class

Thursday, April 23, 2015

American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.

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ACM Council on Women honors Jennifer Widom as innovator in database systems

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Professor of computer science and electrical engineering is named 2015-2016 Athena Lecturer for launching new research areas in the database field.

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