Faculty/Staff News & Features

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

John Etchemendy (Provost and Patrick Suppes Family Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Department of Philosophy) and Brian Wandell (Isaac and Madeline Stein Family Professor, Department of Psychology, and Professor, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering) are both featured in a recent article about the new Stanford Research Computing ...


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Posted by Admin 3 years ago

Fred Turner (The Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang University Fellow in Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Communication and, by courtesy, of Art and Art History) delivered the 2014 Class Day Lecture on June 14. A Stanford Report story (with a video) summarizes his message to the seniors: Embrace technology ...


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Posted by Admin 3 years ago

Michael Bratman (Durfee Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Department of Philosophy) was featured in an article last month in the Stanford Report, about his research on shared agency.


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Posted by Admin 3 years ago

Daphne Koller (Consulting Professor of Computer Science) was elected in April to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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Posted by Admin 3 years ago

Photo of Grisha Mints

Grigori Mints (Professor of Philosophy, and by courtesy of Mathematics and Computer Science), a long-time faculty affiliate of the Symbolic Systems Program, died on Thursday, May 29, just shy of his 75th birthday. Grisha taught and mentored many SSP students in the areas of logic and the foundations of mathematics ...


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Posted by Admin 3 years, 2 months ago

James L. McClelland, Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences (Psychology) and Professor, by courtesy, of Linguistics, is a co-recipient of the first National Academy of Sciences Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences.


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Posted by Admin 3 years, 6 months ago

Photo of Cliff Nass

It is with great sadness that we report to you the sudden and tragic death of Clifford I. Nass (The Thomas More Storke Professor of Communication and Professor, by courtesy, of Sociology, of Computer Science, of Education and of Law) .  Cliff was a stalwart of our program who taught and ...


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Posted by Admin 3 years, 9 months ago

Fred Dretske (Bella and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus) passed away this summer. Fred served on the Symbolic Systems Program Committee from 1991-1997, and his research was influential in shaping the perspective that became identified with the Center for the Study of Language and Information, which gave birth ...


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Posted by Admin 3 years, 10 months ago
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