Computer Science News

Stanford student-designed robots play games, make art, try to catch a toy helicopter

Monday, July 16, 2012

At their final class presentation, students show off the robots they conceived and designed during the last few weeks of the course.

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Andy Bechtolsheim: An Engineering Hero talks innovation, success and engineering

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The School of Engineering feted Bechtolsheim recently as one of its “Engineering Heroes,” the revered alumni and faculty who have reshaped the world through their transformative work. As a graduate student at Stanford, Bechtolsheim invented the workstation, an affordable, high-end computer that was to engineers what the PC was to the average American. He later co-founded Sun Microsystems.

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First VMware Fellows are named to recognize exceptional leadership and technology contributions

Thursday, June 14, 2012

VMware to Grant $1.6 Million in Endowments to Computer Science Education.

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Period of transition: Stanford computer science rethinks core curriculum

Thursday, June 14, 2012

In 2008, the department that virtually invented computer science as an academic discipline in the U.S. decided to re-invent itself. The result was a new concept of computer science education. Today the department is shaping a new type of computer scientist.

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Video: Andy Bechtolsheim "The Process of Innovation"

Thursday, May 24, 2012

In this video Stanford Engineering Hero Andy Bechtolsheim discusses the process of innovation and describes its importance to Silicon Valley.

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New smartphone scans from Stanford could prevent needless oral cancer deaths

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

An ultra-low-cost smartphone device being developed at Stanford may enable early diagnosis of cancer, with no dentist visits required.

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Robots dazzle spectators at Stanford block party, job fair

Monday, April 16, 2012

Inventors, researchers and toymakers showed off a variety of robots that do everything from dance to the King of Pop to help doctors perform more precise surgical procedures.

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Twelve companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center

Friday, April 6, 2012

The new networking research center includes two research groups at Berkeley and Stanford as well as a new nonprofit networking lab. The Center focuses on creating a solid scientific foundation for software-defined networking (SDN) and a practical open source SDN infrastructure that will reinvent networking.

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Lytro’s new perspective: Stanford dissertation leads to a photographic revolution

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

In 2006, while at the Stanford University School of Engineering, Ren Ng published his doctoral dissertation on “digital light-field photography.” This month, the first Lytro will ship to the world.

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Stanford study to try cold cash and social game to relieve rush hour traffic

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sleeping in might never feel better. To lower traffic congestion and pollution, a new program seeks to get Stanford drivers to avoid arriving and departing the campus during peak hours.

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Stanford to offer more free online classes

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In an ongoing experiment to leverage new educational technologies, the university is launching five free online classes this month.

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Columbia Journalism School and Stanford Engineering announce $30 million gift from David and Helen Gurley Brown

Monday, January 30, 2012

The gift establishes a first-of-its-kind bi-coastal institute for media innovation that combines Columbia’s content leadership with Stanford’s entrepreneurial spirit and proven experience with technology.

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Computer History Museum Honors Feigenbaum with Fellow Award

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Computer History Museum names Edward A. Feigenbaum, professor emeritus in computer science in the School of Engineering, to 2012 class of Fellow Award honorees.

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Technologies give high-resolution ‘snapshot’ of cancer tissues

Monday, November 21, 2011

Researchers combined the tools of engineering and medicine to gauge more accurately how dangerous a cancer is likely to be – work that could lead to more targeted cancer therapies.

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IBM Watson visits Stanford and UC-Berkeley to engage the next generation of leaders

Friday, November 11, 2011

Following a day of lectures and panel discussions, teams of students from the two universities will compete against one another and Watson in an exhibition game of Jeopardy!

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Stanford team trains computers to evaluate breast cancers

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Using machine learning, researchers at the Stanford schools of engineering and medicine have trained computers to objectively and accurately assess images of breast cancer tissues to predict patient survival.

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Stanford’s John McCarthy, seminal figure of artificial intelligence is dead at 84

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

McCarthy created the term 'artificial intelligence' and was a towering figure in computer science at Stanford most of his professional life. In his career, he developed the programming language LISP.

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Stanford Engineering’s new online courses: hugely popular and bursting with activity

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hundreds of thousands people from around the world are now participating in Stanford Engineering’s pioneering trio of free online courses.

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Stanford summer course yields touchscreen Braille writer

Thursday, October 6, 2011

In a two-month summer course on high-performance computing, promising undergrads compete to create innovative applications. This summer's winner developed a touchscreen Braille writer that stands to revolutionize how the blind negotiate an unseen world by replacing devices costing up to 10 times more.

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Stanford's Don Knuth, a pioneering hero of computer programming

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In 1962, a young graduate student set about writing the definitive book on computer programming. Five decades and four volumes later, Don Knuth is still writing and the Stanford School of Engineering has its latest "Engineering Hero."

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Google and Stanford engineering's relationship provides answers to tough problems

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Google got its start at Stanford School of Engineering and the two still share a connection that drives innovation in what has become one of Silicon Valley's most mutually beneficial relationships.

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Intel, Stanford Engineering Share Proud History of Technology, Talent Development

Friday, May 1, 2009

For more than four decades, the Stanford-Intel relationship has yielded not only important advances in semiconductors but also hundreds of successful, and sometimes legendary, engineering careers. Today almost 1,000 Stanford alumni have Intel on their resume.

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