Computer Science News

Key strategies can boost donations at crowdfunding sites, Stanford engineers say

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A sophisticated analysis by Stanford computer scientists supports a common-sense approach: Help fundraisers craft successful appeals and thank givers promptly, and they will return to give more.

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Three engineering students receive Deans' Awards for Academic Achievement

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The award recognizes extraordinary undergraduates for their intellectual accomplishments.

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Stanford researchers use diverse, global discussion groups to boost online learning experience for participants

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

New Talkabout video discussions designed by Stanford researchers can connect diverse groups of learners across the globe and improve class performance.

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Stanford Computer Science Department Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Daylong event titled “In Service to the World” reflects on the past accomplishments and future prospects of this world-class academic department.

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Nicholas McKeown among 10 Stanford professors elected to AAAS 2015 class

Thursday, April 23, 2015

American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.

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ACM Council on Women honors Jennifer Widom as innovator in database systems

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Professor of computer science and electrical engineering is named 2015-2016 Athena Lecturer for launching new research areas in the database field.

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Stanford Engineering’s Dan Boneh honored for innovations that have simplified cryptography

Monday, March 30, 2015

Computer science and electrical engineering professor will receive 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award.

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Stanford engineers collaborate on research to help online groups organize themselves

Monday, March 23, 2015

Making decisions and taking actions require leadership tools to minimize infighting and focus the energy on action.

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Stanford study shows success of different learning styles in computer science class

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Computer Science project with Graduate School of Education reveals that analyzing what students do from moment to moment as they learn to write code helps assess how well they are learning.

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UC-Berkeley Professor Named Next Director of Brown Institute

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Maneesh Agrawala, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, will lead the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute at Stanford.

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Engineering a rowing team

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Engineering is a popular and useful major for members of Stanford's rowing team.

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Jennfier Dionne, Percy Liang elected Sloan Research Fellows

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Members of Stanford Engineering faculty honored as next generation of scientific leaders.

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Cybersecurity panelists call for long-term, global approach to securing free and open network

Friday, February 13, 2015

At a Stanford forum, White House officials, researchers and educators discuss how to stay ahead of hackers and protect a rapidly changing and expanding network.

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Subhasish Mitra elected ACM fellow

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Association for Computing Machinery honored the Mitra, an associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering, for contributions to the design and testing of robust computing systems.

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Professor Ron Fedkiw shares Academy Award for software to digitize destruction

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Computerized simulation simplifies the math and physics of animated movie collisions to create a point-click-and-drag tool for putting the kibosh on buildings, cities, even planets.

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Stanford research finds that computers are better judges of personality than friends and family

Monday, January 12, 2015

Artificial intelligence can draw inferences about a person as accurately as a spouse, according to Stanford postdoctoral fellow Michal Kosinski.

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Stanford computer scientists extend web browsers to make the Internet safer

Friday, December 19, 2014

A new security system called COWL protects privacy while helping web developers create richer and more secure online content.

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Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stanford University will lead a 100-year effort to study the long-term implications of artificial intelligence in all aspects of life.

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Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stanford researchers are building layers of logic and memory into skyscraper chips that are smaller, faster, cheaper – and taller.

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Four Stanford Engineering professors named IEEE fellows

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thomas Lee, Sanjay Lall, Boris Murmann and Christos Kozyrakis were recognized for their extraordinary achievements in engineering.

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Stanford team creates computer vision algorithm that can describe photos

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Computers only recently began to get the software needed to discern unknown objects; now machine learning takes computer vision to the next level with a system that can describe objects and put them into context. Could this lead to better visual search?

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Three influential innovators named Stanford Engineering Heroes

Monday, November 10, 2014

Distinguished Stanford engineers honored for their impact on our lives and the world.

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Stanford system combines software with human intelligence to improve translation

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Using software to suggest word choices makes professional translators more productive in the $34-billion-a-year market for foreign language translation.

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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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