Support independent, student-run journalism.

Your support helps give staff members from all backgrounds the opportunity to conduct meaningful reporting on important issues at Stanford. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Sahami’s quirky teaching a draw for students

It’s 3:10 p.m., Monday afternoon. Over 600 students are crammed into Hewlett 200 like canned sardines. The students who arrived 20 minutes earlier are fortunate enough to find seats. Other students must seat themselves in the aisles. The rumble of animated chatter dies down when they are all greeted by an energetic, bespectacled man–associate professor of computer science Mehran Sahami ’92 M.S., ’93 Ph.D. ’99.