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Ph.D. Student in Management Science and Engineering, admitted Autumn 2013
BioCora Bernard is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.
RESEARCH AREA: Health Policy
DISSERTATION TITLE: From Compartments to Networks: Model Complexity and Infectious Disease Policy
RESEARCH ABSTRACT: Cora Bernard's applied work has involved: design of mathematical models in Matlab and Python that simulate injection drug use, infectious disease, and incarceration systems to evaluate treatment, intervention, and jail-diversion policies. Her methods of work: assess the impact of structural sensitivity on public health models.
Ph.D. Student in Management Science and Engineering, admitted Autumn 2014
BioJiang Bian is a PhD student at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.
Research Area: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Jiang’s research interests lie at the intersection of organizations, innovation and corporate strategy. Particularly, she’s interested in how inter-organizational relationships affect firm competence and performance. Jiang holds a BS in Management and a BA in English from Tianjin University, China, as well as an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. Before joining STVP, Jiang worked in a variety of roles including risk analyst, regional risk manager and strategic consultant, providing management consulting services to public agencies, corporations and financial institutions in infrastructure project development, procurement, financing and investment.
Jose H. Blanchet
Associate Professor of Management Science and Engineering
BioJose Blanchet holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Prior to joining MSandE he was a faculty member of Columbia and Harvard University. Jose is a recipient of the 2009 Best Publication Award given by the INFORMS Applied Probability Society and of the 2010 Erlang Prize. He also received a PECASE award given by NSF in 2010. He worked as an analyst in Protego Financial Advisors, a leading investment bank in Mexico. He has research interests in applied probability and Monte Carlo methods. He serves in the editorial board of Advances in Applied Probability, Journal of Applied Probability, Mathematics of Operations Research, QUESTA, Stochastic Models, and Stochastic Systems.
Adjunct Professor, Management Science and Engineering
BioSteve Blank is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) at Stanford University. He teaches courses on Lean Startups, innovation, and entrepreneurship in MS&E at Stanford.
In 2009 he was awarded the Stanford University Undergraduate Teaching Award in the department of Management Science and Engineering.
In 2013 his article "Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything" was the cover of the May 2013 Harvard Business Review
In 2014 the National Science Foundation and NCIIA awarded him the Outstanding Leadership Award for his work on developing the NSF Innovation Corps curriculum
In 2011 at the request of the National Science Foundation he modified ENG245, the Lean Launchpad class and it became the curriculum for the NSF Innovation-Corps..
In 2014 he developed the I-Corps@NIH curriculum to accelerate how research gets from the lab bench to the bedside for therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices.
In 2016 he co-launched two new Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) classes at Stanford – MS&E 297 Hacking for Defense and its sister class – MS&E 298 Hacking for Diplomacy. He was on the list of the Thinkers50 ranking of top global management thinkers.
He has written 3 books including: The Four Steps to the Epiphany, The Startup Owners Manual (co-authored with Bob Dorf) and Holding a Cat By Its Tail.
His talk, The Secret History of Silicon Valley is often referred to as "the real story of how Silicon Valley started"
He blogs regularly at www.steveblank.com