Computer Science News

Stanford Engineering Hero Jim Clark Talks About Innovation and Embracing Change

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Former Stanford professor founded the pioneering computer graphics company Silicon Graphics, then went on to greater fame as a co-founder of Netscape.

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Stanford Engineering Professor Honored for Innovation in Societal Infrastructure

Monday, July 15, 2013

Balaji Prabhakar cited for applying information technology to advance the use and efficiency of distributed computing systems.

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Stanford Computer Science Students Work with UN on Innovation Technology for Refugees

Monday, July 15, 2013

After meetings with refugees from Sudan in a remote camp in Ethiopia, Stanford students came away with a better understanding of issues that technology might help resolve, such as how to improve response times for camp emergencies.

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Computer Science Professors Honored for Work in Storage Systems

Thursday, July 11, 2013

John Ousterhout and Mendel Rosenblum receive IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award.

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Stanford Researcher Doug Engelbart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse, Dies

Monday, July 8, 2013

Engelbart was known as a big-picture thinker and visionary whose pioneering work changed the way people interact with computers.

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Stanford Computer Science Professor Honored for Robotics Work

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Oussama Khatib is a winner of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Distinguished Service Award

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Dill and Bienenstock Elected Members of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Friday, April 26, 2013

Two faculty members at the School of Engineering join one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.

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Big questions for big data: Stanford’s Jure Leskovec

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Assistant Professor Jure Leskovec uses information collected from sites like Twitter, Wikipedia and Facebook to tackle big questions about how society works.

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Stanford Names Dominate Association for Computing Machinery Awards

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Two faculty members and four alumni are among those named as winners of prestigious ACM Awards in computer science.

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Hand over your email inbox to boost productivity, Stanford team says

Monday, March 4, 2013

Users of the new research application EmailValet grew comfortable with sharing their inbox with remote assistants, who perused the emails to create to-do lists. Developed by a Stanford Engineering doctoral student, the appication helped users complete twice as many tasks.

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Eight Stanford Engineering Faculty Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions an engineer can receive.

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Big Challenges, Big Ideas: Stanford Engineering Year in Review

Monday, January 7, 2013

Letter from the Dean of Stanford Engineering.

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For Stanford programming class, the bigger the better

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Undergraduate section leaders in Stanford's largest class ensure the best of both worlds.

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Breakthroughs in energy efficiency

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Researchers at Stanford are on the verge of a major breakthrough with carbon nanotubes.

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In Kenyan slum, mobile phones pinpoint better water

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

An innovative course at Stanford is designing mobile phone platforms that help improve living conditions in Kenya's largest slums. The course teams students up with local organizations to co-create technology projects that address clean water, sanitation and safety issues.

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For the love of computer science: Patrick Costello gets hooked

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Patrick Costello had never pursued computer science until he came to Stanford and took the intro course CS 106A,and he fell in love with the field. As an undergraduate he joined the section-leading program and began teaching CS courses.

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Olukotun Wins NSF “Big Data” Grant

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Electrical Engineering Professor Olukotun and two colleagues won a grant of $1.3 million to develop core techniques and software libraries for high-throughput DNA sequencing to address challenges in human genetics and metagenomics.

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Hellman and graduate students who invented encryption inducted to National Cyber Security Hall of Fame

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hellman and graduate students who invented encryption inducted to National Cyber Security Hall of Fame.

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Two more free online classes from Stanford Engineering

Friday, September 28, 2012

The two newest classes, "Introduction to Computer Networks," and “Solar Cells, Fuel Cells and Batteries,” offer participants the chance to learn from some of Stanford's most accomplished faculty.

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Stanford launches Class2Go, an open-source platform for online classes

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The platform, called Class2Go, allows professors the flexibility to incorporate other online tools and to conduct research as they teach.

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Stanford takes landmark step in online learning, appoints new vice provost

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The creation of the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning – part of the larger Stanford Online initiative – signals both a restructuring of the university and its dedication to ensuring pedagogical agility and rigor in the face of global, economic and social transformations.

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Stanford biologist and computer scientist discover the 'anternet'

Friday, August 24, 2012

A collaboration between a Stanford ant biologist and a computer scientist has revealed that the behavior of harvester ants as they forage for food mirrors the protocols that control traffic on the Internet.

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Computers That See

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Fei-Fei Li is an expert in artificial intelligence. She is teaching computers how to see—to understand—photographs. In this lecture from Stanford Engineering eDay 2012, Professor Fei-Fei explores some of the challenges and rewards of her work.

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Stanford faculty is embracing online teaching opportunities

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The team leading Stanford's online education initiative announces seed grants to faculty members across campus for course development. "It's been a grassroots phenomenon, which really reflects Stanford's tradition of innovation and creativity," said John Mitchell, professor of computer science and President John Hennessy's special assistant for educational technology.

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Marissa Mayer named CEO of Yahoo!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mayer, a Stanford alumna, earned a BS in Symbolic Systems and a MS in Computer Science.

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