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Krishna Shenoy and Joanna Wysocka named HHMI investigators

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The funding will aid Shenoy’s efforts to develop brain-machine interfaces and allow Wysocka to continue exploring the earliest steps of human development.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute funds research by electrical engineer Krishna Shenoy and Joanna Wysocka in the School of Medicine.

Two Stanford University researchers are among 26 scientists from 19 institutions newly appointed as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators, the institute announced today. They were chosen through a competitive selection process from a pool of nearly 900 candidates.

Last modified Tue, 19 May, 2015 at 12:21

Stanford engineers observe the moment when a mind is changed

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A new algorithm enables a moment-by-moment analysis of brain activity each time a laboratory monkey reaches this way or that during an experiment. It's like reading the monkey's mind.

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Observing a Change of Mind
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Algorithm enables a moment-by-moment analysis of brain activity each time a laboratory monkey reaches this way or that.

Researchers studying how the brain makes decisions have, for the first time, recorded the moment-by-moment fluctuations in brain signals that occur when a monkey making free choices has a change of mind.

The findings result from experiments led by electrical engineering Professor Krishna Shenoy, whose Stanford lab focuses on movement control and neural prostheses – such as artificial arms – controlled by the user's brain.

Last modified Tue, 5 May, 2015 at 11:48

Stanford Engineering Hero Ted Hoff honored as the principal architect of the microprocessor

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Hoff led the team of engineers that produced the revolutionary Intel 4004 microprocessor in 1971.

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Hoff led the team of engineers that produced the revolutionary Intel 4004 microprocessor in 1971.

Marcian “Ted” Hoff earned a standing ovation when he spoke about inventing the microprocessor during a recent event at which he was honored as a Stanford Engineering Hero.

Since its inception in 2010 the Heroes program has recognized Stanford engineers who have profoundly advanced human, social and economic progress through engineering.

Hoff is best known as the principal architect of the groundbreaking 4004 microprocessor that was released by Intel in 1971.

Last modified Mon, 4 May, 2015 at 10:36

Nicholas McKeown among 10 Stanford professors elected to AAAS 2015 class

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

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

Stanford Professor Nicholas McKeownNicholas McKeown, a professor of computer science and electrical engineering, is among 10 Stanford professors recently elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The academy is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies, and a leading center for independent policy research.

Stanford's new members this year:

Last modified Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 at 11:19

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

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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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Professor of computer science and electrical engineering is named 2015-2016 Athena Lecturer for innovations in database field.

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W), has named Stanford Engineering’s Jennifer Widom the 2015-2016 Athena Lecturer for pioneering foundations, architecture and applications of database systems.

Last modified Tue, 7 Apr, 2015 at 12:39

Five faculty members receive NSF Early Career Development awards

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Assistant professors Amin Arbabian, Michael Lepech, Marco Pavone, Manu Prakash and Sindy Tang awarded grants to help promising junior faculty pursue outstanding research while also improving education.

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Arbabian, Lepech, Pavone, Prakash and Tang receive Early Career Development awards.

Five Stanford Engineering faculty members have received National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) awards for 2015. The CAREER program helps promising junior faculty pursue outstanding research while also improving education.

Last modified Thu, 2 Apr, 2015 at 16:16

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

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

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ACM Honors Dan Boneh
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ACM-Infosys Foundation Award recognizes professor's innovations that have simplified cryptography.

Stanford Professor Dan BonehStanford computer scientist and electrical engineer Dan Boneh has been selected to receive the 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for technical contributions that have made cryptography easier to use.

Last modified Tue, 31 Mar, 2015 at 10:53

Stanford Engineering Hero Lecture: Marcian "Ted" Hoff

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Join us on campus at 7 pm on Thursday, April 23, for a talk by Stanford Engineering Hero Marcian “Ted” Hoff, who is best known as the architect of the first microprocessor, Intel's 4004, released in 1971.

In his talk, Technology for Today’s Problems, Dr. Hoff will look at the enormous progress in semiconductor technology since 1971, discuss its impact and explore some current problems that technology can help address.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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NVIDIA Auditorium, Huang Engineering Center, Stanford University
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Free, with registration

Last modified Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 at 8:22

Stanford engineers working to pack more laser beams, and data, into fiber optic strands

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As digital traffic soars, researchers strive to send multiple laser beams, each with it’s own data stream, through fiber optic strands that can only handle a single beam today.

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Expanding the Capacity of Fiber Optics
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Stanford engineers are working to pack more laser beams, and data, into fiber optic strands.

Internet data travels on a laser beam through a fiber optic cable as thin as a human hair. Marvelous as that is, it may not be enough – as the volume of data grows, some researchers are asking, why waste an entire fiber on just a single beam of light?

Last modified Fri, 27 Mar, 2015 at 12:09

HCI Design Studio final presentations

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Cubberly Auditorium, Stanford  Map
Free and open to the public, refreshments

 

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Friday, March 13, 2015. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cubberly Auditorium, Stanford

Last modified Thu, 5 Mar, 2015 at 14:56