Dan Jurafsky (Professor of Linguistics and, by courtesy, of Computer Science) recently published a study with Prof. Dan McFarland (Education) to decipher the linguistic predictors of a successful "speed date." Their interesting findings were discussed in a May 6, 2013, Stanford Report article.
Ellen M. Markman (The Lewis M. Terman Professor - Psychology), has received the William James Lifetime Achievement Award for Basic Research from the Association for Psychological Science. Ellen will be speaking at the Symbolic Systems Forum on Monday, May 20th.
Ivan Sag (Sadie Dernham Patek Professor in Humanities, Linguistics), who directed the Symbolic Systems Program in 2000-2001 and again from 2005-2009, is being honored with an international workshop: Structure and Evidence in Linguistics, April 28-30, 2013.
William T. Newsome (Harman Family Provostial Professor, Director of Bio-X NeuroVentures, and Professor of Neurobiology and, by courtesy, of Psychology) has been in the news recently both on a national level and at Stanford. On April 2nd, Prof. Newsome was named a co-leader of the Obama Administration's Brain Research ...
David L. Dill (Professor of Computer Science) has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering "For the development of techniques to verify hardware, software, and electronic voting systems."
Penelope D. Eckert (Albert Ray Lang Professor of Linguistics and Professor, by courtesy, of Cultural and Social Anthropology) appeared on the KQED 88.5 FM radio program Forum, together with Geoffrey Nunberg from UC Berkeley's School of Information, discussing linguistic variation in California.