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Professor of Biomedical Data Science and of Statistics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsStatistical models and reasoning are key to our understanding of the genetic basis of human traits. Modern high-throughput technology presents us with new opportunities and challenges. We develop statistical approaches for high dimensional data in the attempt of improving our understanding of the molecular basis of health related traits.
Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies
Current Role at StanfordElizabeth provides administrative leadership for the Center. She oversees Center programming, administering various fellowship and grant programs and visiting professorships, including a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant, Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships, and the Tinker Visiting Professorship. She directs undergraduate and graduate degree programs, manages the Center’s budget, fundraising, and outreach, and supervises the administrative staff. She supports and advises the Director in developing and setting program priorities, in policy and decision making, in liaising with other units on campus, and in representing the Center on and off campus. She serves as an academic advisor for LAS degree candidates.
. Murtaza Safdari
Ph.D. Student in Physics, admitted Autumn 2016
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIncorporating novel techniques from ML and AI, we're aiming to improve the performance of ATLAS, one of the four Particle Physics detectors on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). There is scope for improvement in both offline analysis of data, as well as the online processing of data in real time as the data is being collected.
We're also studying the various decay modes of the Higgs boson to better understand its properties as well as uncover new Physics hidden in the myriad of final states.
Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of German Studies
BioGabriella Safran has written on Russian, Polish, Yiddish, and French literatures and cultures. Her most recent book, Wandering Soul: The Dybbuk's Creator, S. An-sky (Harvard, 2010), is a biography of an early-twentieth-century Russian-Yiddish writer who was also an ethnographer, a revolutionary, and a wartime relief worker.
Safran teaches and writes on Russian literature, Yiddish literature, folklore, and folkloristics. She is now working on a set of projects investigating nineteenth-century short Russian and Yiddish fiction in the context of the history of listening.
As the chair of the DLCL, Safran is increasingly interested in how academic structures affect teaching, learning, and scholarship in languages and literatures.
Scott D. Sagan
Caroline S. G. Munro Memorial Professor in Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsJust War doctrine and the development of norms concerning the use of force; public attitudes in the U.S., U.K., France, and Israel about the use of nuclear weapons and non-combatant casualties; organizations and management of insider threats; the management of hazardous technology; security of nuclear materials, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the Non-Proliferation Treaty.