Alumni News & Features

Marissa Mayer (Class of 1997), President and CEO of Yahoo!, was honored on Oct. 24 as a recipient of the Springboard Winners Circle Awards in New Yorrk. Kay Koplovitz writes in the Huffington Post:

"Women in technology likewise have an experienced role model in honoree Marissa Mayer, President and CEO ...


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Posted by Admin 5 years, 11 months ago

Stanford professors Charles E. Eesley and William F. Miller have released a report on an innovation survey of Stanford alumni/ae, which mentions several Symbolic Systems Program alums and affiliated faculty. For-profit and nonprofit corporations founded by SSP alums that are mentioned in the report include:

  • Instagram (cofounded by Mike ...

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Matt Flannery (Class of 2000), CEO and cofounder of Kiva.org, is featured in an article in today's Stanford Daily, reflecting on his career since his student days and on the founding of KIiva.


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Matthew Marx (Class of 1992), who is currently an Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, was the featured speaker last week in the Organizational Behavior Seminar at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His talk was titled "The Market Value of Secrecy ...


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Posted by Admin 6 years ago

Tania Lombrozo (Class of 2002), Assistant Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, is the next Thomas A. Wasow Visiting Scholar in Symbolic Systems. Tania will be in residence at Stanford for the week of October 8-12, 2012. She will be giving a Symbolic Systems Forum lecture on Monday, Oct. 8 ...


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Posted by Admin 6 years ago

Scott Forstall (Class of 1991), Senior VP of iOS Software at Apple, has featured in several recent news stories. In an e-book from Politico, Obama's Last Stand, is a description of a dinner with President Obama earlier this summer where Scott was a guest:

"On hand were Jarrett's ...


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Posted by Admin 6 years, 1 month ago

Julie Stanford (Class of 1998), who cofounded Sliced Bread Design with Ellen Tauber Siminoff (Class of 1992), was interviewed on Stanford Pathways by Jean Wu (M.S. Candidate '13) on March 1, 2012.


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Elaine Wherry (Class of 2001) co-founded the social sharing website Meebo, which was acquired by Google this past June. The blogger Bill Slawski (SEO by the Sea) reported that Elaine co-authored several patent filings that were part of the acquisition. Other Sym Sys alums who worked at Meebo included Instagram ...


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Posted by Admin 6 years, 1 month ago

Ezra Callahan (Class of 2003) was an early employee of Facebook who left the company in 2010. His views about the stock price volatility of Facebook as well as popular perceptions about the company have recently made news on investment websites The Motley Fool and Market Playground, respectively.


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Eric Ly (Class of 1991) is former CTO and co-founder of LinkedIn (along wth Reid Hoffman, Class of 1989). Eric is now CEO/Founder of event networking platform Presdo, and recently discussed an alliance between Presdo and exhibition software and registration firm Info Salons Group in Exhibition World.


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