Ever been frustrated about how long it takes for your Netflix episode to buffer or how blurry the resolution of your YouTube video is? A team of computer science researchers at Stanford think they can ameliorate video-streaming standards.
With 703 undergraduates as of fall 2017, the computer science department has the greatest number of students of any department at Stanford. With increasing size, however, comes new challenges, such as providing support in introductory and upper-level classes and fostering relationships with professors.
The Computer Science department is celebrating a new milestone this year: for the first time, computer science is the most popular major for women at Stanford. While I could not find the percentage breakdown of the latest numbers, the trend from historical data over the past six years saw women as a percentage of undergraduate CS majors go from 13% in 2009 to a whopping 28% in 2014. I would not be surprised if the ratio for 2015 lies around 1/3 or higher.