Stanford cryptography pioneers Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman win ACM 2015 A.M. Turing Award
The groundbreaking algorithm from Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman enabled a secure Internet and sparked a clash with the NSA that foreshadowed current privacy battles between government agencies and Silicon Valley companies.
Stanford senior awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship
The scholarship, established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, covers the cost of graduate studies in any subject at the University of Cambridge.
Jeffrey Koseff to receive Stanford's 2015 Richard W. Lyman Award
Koseff, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and founding co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, will be honored at a Jan. 20 award dinner.
Federal budget expert Alice Rivlin receives Stanford's 2016 SIEPR Prize
Rivlin is the fourth recipient of the $100,000 biennial prize, awarded by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. She was cited for her dedication to enhancing economic policy in order to improve people's lives.
Stanford scientists Albert Bandura and Stanley Falkow to receive the National Medal of Science
Two members of the Stanford faculty, Albert Bandura, professor emeritus of psychology, and Stanley Falkow, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology, have been awarded the 2015 National Medal of Science.
Stanford senior named 2016 Marshall Scholar
Senior Alejandro Ruizesparza said he will use the Marshall Scholarship to study social statistics and sociology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.
Adam Johnson wins National Book Award
Stanford English professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Adam Johnson earns a 2015 National Book Award for Fortune Smiles, a collection of short stories.
Three Stanford professors honored by Breakthrough Prize Foundation
Karl Deisseroth has been awarded a $3 million Breakthrough Prize in life sciences for his pioneering work in optogenetics. Stanford Physicists Xiao-Liang Qi and Leonardo Senatore won New Horizons in Physics Prizes for their outstanding contributions to fundamental physics.
2015 Bright Award recipient guides corporate leaders to more sustainable business practices
Polly Courtice, director of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, was honored Tuesday at Stanford Law School with the 2015 Stanford Bright Award for her efforts in guiding thousands of business leaders to more sustainable business practices.
Stanford computer scientist Christopher Ré named MacArthur fellow
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.
Stanford provost announces Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education
The program recognizes faculty for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education.
Stanford announces 2015 Stanford Bright Award recipient
The annual prize recognizes unheralded individuals who have made significant contributions to global sustainability. Polly Courtice has won the 2015 award for her efforts in guiding thousands of business leaders to more sustainable business practices.
Stanford SEED awards $2.7 million for research projects around the globe
The awards from the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies will fund 33 projects in 23 nations.
Stanford Invention Hall of Fame welcomes six new technologies and honors 27 new prolific inventors
Each new technology has earned more than $5 million in royalties for Stanford. The 27 new prolific inventors have invented at least seven technologies that, in aggregate, have generated over $500,000.
Graduating seniors awarded 2015 Firestone and Golden medals, Kennedy Thesis Prize
Graduating seniors recently received the 2015 Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, the Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in Humanities and Creative Arts, and the David M. Kennedy Honors Thesis Prize for their undergraduate capstone projects.