Mung Chiang ’00 M.S. ’00 Ph.D. 03, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University, was recently announced as this year’s recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Alan T. Waterman Award for his application of mathematical analysis to wireless network design.
The inability of the federal government to avert the “sequester” — automatic and across-the-board spending cuts of $85 billion that came into effect last Friday — will seriously affect the state of ongoing and future research at Stanford, according to University administrators.
William G. Bowen, former president of Princeton University, drew attention to the crippling debt burden placed on students by universities in his two-part talk on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Emphasizing the power of institutions like Stanford and Princeton, he argued that a cooperative and immediate effort by elite universities could pull America’s national higher education system back from the brink of disaster.
Michel Boudart, professor emeritus of chemical engineering at Stanford, died last Wednesday at the age of 87. Boudart taught at Princeton University and UC-Berkeley before spending 50 years in Stanford’s Chemical Engineering Department.
Coursera, a start-up founded by Stanford computer science professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, officially launched today, announcing new partnerships with Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan, in addition to its existing partnership with Stanford.
Almost 37,000 high school students applied to a member of the Stanford Class of 2016, the largest applicant pool in the University’s history.