Alumni News & Features

Congratulations to Nadav Lidor ('16), who has been awarded a 2017 Rhodes Scholarship!


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Posted by Admin 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Our program has been profiled in a Stanford Report article with videos that is currently the top feature at Stanford.EDU. Symbolic Systems Program students, alumni/ae, and faculty mentioned in the article and accompanying videos include Josh Haner (Class of 2002), Kenneth Taylor (Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor in Philosophy ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 12 months ago

Michael Bernstein (Class of 2006 and Assistant Professor of Computer Science) and Alexandra To (Class of 2014 and M.S. Candidate) are featured in a new Stanford Report article about research Michael is leading on "flash teams": groups of paid experts brought together to solve problems collaboratively online.


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 12 months ago

Eliezer Van Allen (Class of 2003) has drawn on his Symbolic Systems education in his computational work as an oncology researcher at Harvard. Eli led a team that recently published a paper in Nature Medicine titled, "Whole-exome sequencing and clinical interpretation of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor samples to guide precision cancer ...


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Posted by Admin 3 years ago

Symbolic Systems alums Reid Hoffman (Class of 1989), Eric Ly (Class of 1991), Marissa Mayer (Class of 1997), and Mike Krieger (Class of 2008, M.S. 2009) are among those featured in a new Business Insider article called "28 Tech Stars Who Graduated from Stanford University". Note that Eric's ...


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Posted by Admin 3 years ago

Congratulations to Joshua Haner (Class of 2002), staff photographer and senior editor for photo technology at the The New York Times, who has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography "for his moving essay on a Boston Marathon bomb blast victim who lost most of both legs and now ...


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Posted by Admin 3 years, 4 months ago

A few members of Symbolic Systems' Class of 2013 sat down after our annual Graduation Lunch on June 13, 2013, and reflected on their experiences as students and on applying for jobs or graduate school. A follow-up to previous commencement panels, this has become an annual event.  audio link [mp3 ...


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Posted by Admin 3 years, 4 months ago

Srinija Srinivasan (Class of 1993) is the newest member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees. Congratulations, Srinija!


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Posted by Admin 3 years, 5 months ago

Ken Norman (Class of 1993), Professor of Psychology and in the Neuroscience Institute at Princeton, is the next Thomas A. Wasow Visiting Scholar in Symbolic Systems. Ken will be in residence at Stanford for the week of January 6-10, 2014. He will be giving a Symbolic Systems Forum lecture on ...


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Posted by Admin 3 years, 8 months ago

Mike Krieger (Class of 2008, M.S. '09) appeared recently with his Instagram co-founder, Kevin Systrom, at a special event in Cemex Auditorium. Quoting the article:

"'The moment I got here, I heard about this thing called Symbolic Systems (SymSys) and realized that it was a really good mix of ...


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Posted by Admin 3 years, 9 months ago
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