Stanford University

Stanford University is the common name for Leland Stanford Junior University. Stanford was founded in 1885 in the Palo Alto area of California. Standford University enrolls about 14,000 graduate and undergraduate students each year to its private university. The current Stanford faculty includes 18 Nobel Prize Laureates, 135 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 82 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 21 recipients of the National Medal of Science. Stanford University has a school of medicine, law school, engineering school and a much heralded technology school. Stanford is geographically close to the Silicon Valley. Stanford alumni started Hewlett-Packard, Google, NVIDIA, Yahoo and Sun Microsystems.

Address
450 Serra Mall, Stanford, California 94305. 
Website
http://www.stanford.edu/
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Electronics & Semiconductors

New manufacturing technique for flexible electronics

Ultrathin, flexible computer circuits have been an engineering goal for years, but technical hurdles have prevented the degree of miniaturization necessary to achieve high performance. Now, researchers at Stanford University ...

Engineering

New algorithm for modern quilting

Stanford University computer science graduate student Mackenzie Leake has been quilting since age 10, but she never imagined the craft would be the focus of her doctoral dissertation. Included in that work is new prototype ...

Computer Sciences

Researchers use AI to empower environmental regulators

Like superheroes capable of seeing through obstacles, environmental regulators may soon wield the power of all-seeing eyes that can identify violators anywhere at any time, according to a new Stanford University-led study. ...

Computer Sciences

Artist's intent: AI recognizes emotions in visual art

Experts in artificial intelligence have gotten quite good at creating computers that can "see" the world around them—recognizing objects, animals, and activities within their purview. These have become the foundational ...

Energy & Green Tech

How Biden can jumpstart U.S. nuclear waste strategy

Nuclear power is likely to be key to the clean energy transition, but the problem of what to do with nuclear waste represents a major hurdle to new nuclear energy projects in the United States. In order to meet its ambitious ...

Computer Sciences

Assessing regulatory fairness through machine learning

The perils of machine learning—using computers to identify and analyze data patterns, such as in facial recognition software—have made headlines lately. Yet the technology also holds promise to help enforce federal regulations, ...

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