Computer Science News

​Kathleen Eisenhardt: How to "turbo-charge innovation"

Friday, May 20, 2016

​A professor of management science & engineering explains the relationship between business size, simplicity and success.

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Your phone may reveal more about you than you think

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In work that could help inform policies for government surveillance and consumer data privacy, researchers show that telephone metadata can reveal a surprising amount of personal detail.

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​Stanford engineer Bradford Parkinson, the 'Father of GPS,' wins the prestigious Marconi Prize

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

​The Marconi Prize is awarded each year to recognize major advances in the communications field that benefit humanity.

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​A Stanford computer scientist designs a logic curriculum for high school

Thursday, May 5, 2016

​Logic is to computer science as calculus is to physics, but until now would-be programmers couldn’t get logic training in high school.

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Imagine a “cool” data-storage technology that’s just a few atoms thick

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

An experimental semiconductor material could store data in a new way that minimizes the generation of heat.

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​David Cheriton: "The goal is to get students to think like experts"

Monday, May 2, 2016

​A computer science professor discusses his research, philanthropy, and how to improve the state of education.

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​The maiden voyage of a humanoid robotic diver recovers treasures from King Louis XIV’s wrecked flagship

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Powered by artificial intelligence and haptic feedback systems, the robot OceanOne gives human pilots an unprecedented ability to explore the ocean depths. ​

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​Can computer science help light up the world with knowledge?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

A team of engineers and scientists develop tools to create more Wikipedia articles in more languages.

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​John Hennessy: Great leadership can be learned

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Stanford University President John Hennessy offers his take on important leadership qualities, Silicon Valley, and the future of higher education.​

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Minnie Ingersoll: A drive to disrupt

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Shift COO Minnie Ingersoll explains how the company is bringing trust and simplicity to the used car market.

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Ford Motor Company CEO: To innovate, one must challenge customs and question traditions

Friday, March 18, 2016

Mark Fields discusses the evolution of the auto industry, and how the business he leads is moving from an auto company to an auto and mobility company.

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Musical training gives Stanford engineers a creative lift

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A fellowship offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Friends of Music at Stanford provides music lessons to engineering students.

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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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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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