Computer Science News

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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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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