Computer Science News

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 put free text-analysis tool on the web

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Now anyone can 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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Stanford faculty awarded $2.2 million for innovative energy research

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded 11 seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.

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Stanford's student-built home ranks high in green building competition

Friday, October 18, 2013

Stanford's first-ever entry in the Department of Energy-sponsored green building competition finished in fifth place, the top team among California-based competitors, and placed among the top five teams in six of the 10 judging categories.

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Michael Levitt wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Stanford professor of structural biology and computer science (by courtesy) honored for his work using computers to model the complex chemistry that sustains life.

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Stanford algorithm analyzes sentence sentiment, advances machine learning

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NaSent is a powerful new 'recursive deep learning' algorithm that gives machines the ability to understand how words form meaning in context.

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Stanford engineers build first computer based on carbon nanotube technology

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Unprecedented feat points toward a new generation of energy-efficient electronics.

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Stanford to offer joint computer science MS/MBA degree program

Monday, September 16, 2013

Multidisciplinary graduate program connects technology and business acumen needed to implement ideas.

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Stanford engineers receive award to improve supercomputing and solar efficiency

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Associate Professor Gianluca Iaccarino will lead a government-funded project that will use the next generation of supercomputers to model techniques that could dramatically increase the efficiency of solar power. The project will receive $3.2 million per year for five years.

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She++: The Documentary

Friday, July 26, 2013

The documentary, produced by Stanford's She++ community for innovative women in technology, collects research and inspirational pieces of Silicon Valley's unsung heroes to galvanize women to explore their potential as 'femgineers'.

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