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Masters Student in Computational and Mathematical Engineering, admitted Spring 2017
BioAlex was born in Boston and attended Belmont Hill School before arriving at Stanford in September, 2014. As an undergraduate, he majored in Computer Science concentrating in AI, and, outside of his own coursework, was a Teaching Assistant for CS106A, the Vice President of his fraternity, and the captain of the men's lacrosse team. As he progressed through his CS major, Alex found that he was increasingly attracted to the mathematical side of his coursework and decided to pursue a Master's Degree in Computational and Mathematical Engineering. After graduation, Alex is interested in building consumer products that leverage AI to provide a better user experience.
Canon USA Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering
BioProfessor Hanrahan's current research involves rendering algorithms, high performance graphics architectures, and systems support for graphical interaction. He also has worked on raster graphics systems, computer animation and modeling and scientific visualization, in particular, volume rendering.
The Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professor in Geophysics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBiographical Information
Jerry M. Harris is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Geophysics and Associate Dean for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. He joined Stanford in 1988 following 11 years in private industry. He served five years as Geophysics department chair, was the Founding Director of the Stanford Center for Computational Earth and Environmental Science (CEES), and co-launched Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP). Graduates from Jerry's research group, the Stanford Wave Physics Lab, work in private industry, government labs, and universities.
My research interests address the physics and dynamics of seismic and electromagnetic waves in complex media. My approach to these problems includes theory, numerical simulation, laboratory methods, and the analysis of field data. My group, collectively known as the Stanford Wave Physics Laboratory, specializes on high frequency borehole methods and low frequency labratory methods. We apply this research to the characterization and monitoring of petroleum and CO2 storage reservoirs.
I teach courses on waves phenomena for borehole geophysics and tomography. I recently introduced and co-taught a new course on computational geosciences.
I was the First Vice President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists in 2003-04, and have served as the Distinguished Lecturer for the SPE, SEG, and AAPG.
John A. Overdeck Professor, Professor of Statistics and of Biomedical Data Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsFlexible statistical modeling for prediction and representation of data arising in biology, medicine, science or industry. Statistical and machine learning tools have gained importance over the years. Part of Hastie's work has been to bridge the gap between traditional statistical methodology and the achievements made in machine learning.
Grace H Hawthorne
Adjunct Professor, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design
BioGRACE HAWTHORNE is an entrepreneur, artist, author and educator. She is the Founder/CEO of Paper Punk, an award winning creativity tool and toy for the 21st century, and Adjunct Professor at Stanford's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (aka: the d.school). While she is building Paper Punk to be the LEGO of the 21st century, she teaches courses on creativity, failure and abstract-to-concrete and leads a groundbreaking research project on creative capacity building recently covered by Scientific America and Wired magazine.
Previously, she cofounded ReadyMade, the culturally groundbreaking design magazine for GenXY. As its CEO/Publisher she showed people how to transform ordinary objects into extraordinary design and turned the hip indie startup into a nationally recognized lifestyle brand. She led the sale of ReadyMade to Meredith Corporation (NASDAQ: MDP) and continued as its President/Publisher. Grace co-authored the award winning book, ReadyMade: How to Make Almost Everything (Crown/Potter, Thames & Hudson).
Prior to ReadyMade, Grace was a creative producer and business strategist in Hollywood for studios, talent agencies and privately held entertainment properties. Her artwork has been exhibited in several national museums including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Triennial. She graduated cum laude in Art/Visual Communication from UC Berkeley and also holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA and an MFA from the UCLA School of Film and Television. Grace believes anything is possible and wants everyone to make cool things with their hands.