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Professor (Teaching) of Management Science and Engineering, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interestsexploration of ethical issues related to nanotechnology
Shirley R. and Leonard W. Ely, Jr. Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Senior Fellow at SIEPR and Professor, by courtesy, of Economics at the Graduate School of Business and of Management Science and Engineering
BioPaul Milgrom is the Shirley and Leonard Ely professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Economics at Stanford University and professor, by courtesy, in the Stanford Graduate School of Business and in the Department of Management Sciences and Engineering. Born in Detroit, Michigan on April 20, 1948, he is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a winner of the 2008 Nemmers Prize in Economics, the 2012 BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge award, the 2017 CME-MSRI prize for Innovative Quantitative Applications, and the 2018 Carty Award for the Advancement of Science.
Milgrom is known for his work on innovative resource allocation methods, particularly in radio spectrum. He is coinventor of the simultaneous multiple round auction and the combinatorial clock auction. He also led the design team for the FCC's 2017 incentive auction, which reallocated spectrum from television broadcast to mobile broadband.
According to his BBVA Award citation: “Paul Milgrom has made seminal contributions to an unusually wide range of fields of economics including auctions, market design, contracts and incentives, industrial economics, economics of organizations, finance, and game theory.” As counted by Google Scholar, Milgrom’s books and articles have received more than 80,000 citations.
Finally, Milgrom has been a successful adviser of graduate students, winning the 2017 H&S Dean's award for Excellence in Graduate Education.
BioAnn Miura-Ko is a founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage VC firm in Palo Alto, CA. Ann is the founding board member and early investor in companies such as Lyft, TaskRabbit, Ayasdi, Xamarin, and Refinery29.
Ann is well-known in Silicon Valley as a pioneer investor in the artificial intelligence space. In addition to partnering with entrepreneurs building impactful businesses based on truly intelligent AI, she is a co-sponsor of the AI Grant, a nonprofit research lab that funds work on open source AI. Her deep interest in the space began as a child – her father was a NASA rocket scientist – and her expertise developed as an undergraduate at Yale, where she participated in the Robocup Competition in Paris, France.
A repeat member of the Forbes Midas List, she is also a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford and a member of All Raise, a nonprofit committed to improving diversity in funders and founders. Prior to Floodgate, Ann worked at Charles River Ventures and McKinsey and Company. She has a BSEE from Yale and a PhD from Stanford in math modeling of computer security. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and her three rascals (aka kids). Hobbies include eating, playing classical piano and broadway tunes.
BioPedram Mokrian is Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and a lecturer at the Haas School of business at UC Berkeley where he teaches and advises entrepreneurs and global 1000 companies alike on entrepreneurship, business model disruption, and technology innovation strategy. He was previously a Principal at Mayfield, one of Silicon Valley’s most storied venture capital firms, where he was part of the investment team with over $3.5B assets under management. Mokrian is a founding Partner of the Ratio Academy, New Line Ventures. He also serves as a mentor or advisor to a number of start-ups, innovation incubators, including Global Innovation Catalyst, the Texas Medical Center Innovation Center, Innovation Labs, MISO, and Moog, and serves on the advisory board of Phillips66.
Professor (Research) of Management Science and Engineering, Emeritus
BioProfessor Murray's research interests include numerical optimization, numerical linear algebra, sparse matrix methods, optimization software and applications of optimization. He has authored two books (Practical Optimization and Optimization and Numerical Linear Algebra) and over eighty papers. In addition to his University work he has extensive consulting experience with industry, government, and commerce.