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Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCognitive neuroscience of memory and cognitive/executive control in young and older adults. Research interests include encoding and retrieval mechanisms; interactions between declarative, nondeclarative, and working memory; forms of cognitive control; neurocognitive aging; functional organization of prefrontal cortex, parietal cortex, and the medial temporal lobe; assessed by functional MRI, scalp and intracranial EEG, and transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsProbes (accretion disks, ...) of black holes, sources and detectors of gravitational radiation, theories of gravitation, anthropic cosmological principle.
Professor of Biology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur current focus is on maize anther development to understand how cell fate is specified. We discovered that hypoxia triggers specification of the archesporial (pre-meiotic) cells, and that these cells secrete a small protein MAC1 that patterns the adjacent soma to differentiate as endothecial and secondary parietal cell types. We also discovered a novel class of small RNA: 21-nt and 24-nt phasiRNAs that are exceptionally abundant in anthers and exhibit strict spatiotemporal dynamics.
Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, Emeritus
BioMichael S. Wald is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law Emeritus at Stanford Law School. He is a graduate of Cornell University, Yale Law School, and Yale Graduate School (MA Political Science). He has a special interest in applying child development research to legal and public policies and issues related to implementation of public policies. In addition to teaching and research, Professor Wald has drafted major federal and state legislation regarding child welfare, including the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980, and has served in a variety of government positions. In 1996-97, he was Executive Director of the San Francisco Department of Human Services. From 1993 through 1995, he was Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working in particular on issues of welfare reform and child welfare. Wald has been a member of the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and chaired the California State Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. He was a member of the Carnegie Corporation Task Force on Meeting the Needs of Children 0-3, served on several panels of the National Academy of Sciences, and Chaired the San Francisco Mayoral Task Force on Transitional Youth. He also served as a member and chair of WT Grant Faculty Scholars Selection Committee, on the board of directors of the Chapin Hall Children’s Center at the University of Chicago and of Legal Services for Children in San Francisco.
Andrew G. Walder
Denise O'Leary & Kent Thiry Professor of the Humanities and Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMarket reforms in China; and political movements in China during the Cultural Revolution.
Professor of Statistics
BioGuenther Walther studied mathematics, economics, and computer science at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and received his Ph.D. in Statistics from UC Berkeley in 1994.
His research has focused on statistical methodology for detection problems, shape-restricted inference, and mixture analysis, and on statistical problems in astrophysics and in flow cytometry.
He received a Terman fellowship, a NSF CAREER award, and the Distinguished Teaching Award of the Dean of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, the Annals of Statistics, the Annals of Applied Statistics, and Statistical Science. He was program co-chair of the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and served on the executive committee of IMS from 1998 to 2012.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research examines the nature of self and identity, often in the context of academic motivation and achievement. I'm interested in social factors relevant to motivation, in stereotypes and group differences in school achievement, and in social-psychological interventions to raise achievement and narrow group differences.
Brian A. Wandell
Isaac and Madeline Stein Family Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering, of Ophthalmology and at the Graduate School of Education
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsModels and measures of the human visual system. The brain pathways essential for reading development. Diffusion tensor imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging and computational modeling of visual perception and brain processes. Image systems simulations of optics and sensors and image processing. Data and computation management for reproducible research.