Computer Science News

Alex Aiken named chair of Computer Science

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Aiken, whose research focuses on programming languages and software verification, takes over a thriving department with the most undergraduate majors at Stanford.

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Stanford team looks to take crowdsourcing to a new level

Monday, August 25, 2014

Stanford engineers are working on a system that dynamically assembles and manages paid experts.

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Why you should care how I learn: Eric Smalls at TEDx Stanford

Monday, June 30, 2014

Computer science student talks about the limits of classroom learning and the benefits of branching out.

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Handing out gold stars can boost participation in online courses

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Stanford study uses badges to make students more engaged, while also revealing more about the behaviors of those who enroll in MOOCs.

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Engineering student combines legal and computing acumen to make a big public impact

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lawyer and computer science student Jonathan Mayer works with a fellow doctoral candidate to discredit NSA claims about phone metadata.

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Stanford Engineering and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism announce Magic Grants to transform the world of media

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Grants will fund eight groups of students, faculty and post-docs to develop media technologies that could transform how stories are discovered and told.

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Stanford’s Balaji Prabhakar: 'Doesn’t anybody care about this traffic?'

Monday, May 5, 2014

Prabhakar, a Stanford professor of electrical engineering and computer science, tackles gridlock by encouraging drivers to avoid peak commute times.

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Stanford Engineering Professor wins ACM Presidential Award

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Stanford Engineering Professor Mehran Sahami is lauded for leading group that developed the most recent guidelines for computer science undergraduate curricula in the United States and around the world.

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Computer scientists learn to predict which photos will 'go viral' on Facebook

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Researchers can forecast the ultimate popularity of a Facebook photo by watching how fast it is shared.

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Stanford lab yields new privacy-based social network

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

With rising public interest in what developers refer to as the "privacy economy," a new app allows users to control their personal data.

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Stanford students show that phone record surveillance can yield vast amounts of information

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Two computer science graduate students have found that the NSA's mass collection of phone records can yield much more information about people's private lives than the U.S. government claims.

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Stanford to offer new undergraduate majors integrating humanities, computer science

Friday, March 7, 2014

Faculty Senate approves two "joint majors" on a pilot basis, bringing computer science together with English and music. More joint proposals are expected.

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Stanford researchers create a new technique to study how we inherit disease

Thursday, March 6, 2014

By sequencing the DNA of the offspring, scientists can now determine which traits came from each parent during the gene-shuffling process of fertilization.

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Silicon Valley women star in video series urging young women to study computing

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Produced by female undergraduates at Stanford, the she++ Video Library is meant to inspire young women to pursue careers in technology.

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Michael Levitt to offer first public seminar since being awarded the Nobel Prize

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Stanford professor will speak about the “Birth & Future of Multi-Scale Modeling of Macromolecules” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 in Building 320, Room 105.

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Stanford engineers create a software tool to reduce the cost of cloud computing

Friday, February 28, 2014

Just as Netflix uses an algorithm to recommend movies we ought to see, their system suggests how to use computing resources at data centers more efficiently.

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Stanford scientists tested free text-analysis tool on the web

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Experiment had allowed users to drag and drop text into a linguistic analysis tool powered by machine learning.

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Stanford engineering professor wins third technical Oscar

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Computer scientist Pat Hanrahan shares this latest honor with two of his former students who now work for Google; the trio created tools for making computer-generated films such as “Avatar” and “Monsters University” more realistic.

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Pulse founders exemplify Silicon Valley startup culture

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Engineering alums Ankit Gupta and Akshay Kothari developed mobile news aggregation app Pulse as Stanford students.

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Letter from the Dean

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stanford engineers have always tackled the biggest challenges, and the past academic year was no exception.

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Stanford Engineering Year in Review

Monday, December 16, 2013

Stanford engineers are driven to change the world, and 2013 was no exception. Stanford Engineering faculty and students blazed new trails in energy, nanotechnology, bioengineering, education and many other fields.

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Stanford computer scientists create crowdsourcing website to draw ... crowds

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Unlike other websites that raise money, Catalyst is an experimental event-planning website designed to make organizing and participating easier than ever.

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Computer Science Doctoral Student Named a Marshall Scholar

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

David Wei Jia is one of two Stanford students to receive a Marshall Scholarship, which enables intellectually distinguished young Americans to study in Britain.

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Stanford School of Engineering names new engineering heroes

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Nobel Prize winner, Google's founders, the first American woman in space and others honored for their contributions to technology and society.

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Stanford alum and computer science ‘rock star’ felled by apparent heart attack at age 36

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ben Taskar, who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees here, is survived by wife Anat Caspi, who also holds a PhD from Stanford.

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