Student 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 4 years, 1 month 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 4 years, 1 month ago

This weekend Erik Brockbank ('13, M.S. '14) was awarded the K. Jon Barwise Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Symbolic Systems Program (broadly defined), while Makiko Fujimoto ('14) was awarded the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. In a sign of the program's academic strength, 41% of ...


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Posted by Admin 4 years, 4 months ago

Seven Symbolic Systems students have been appointed as undergraduate peer Advising Fellows for 2014-2015. The seven who will begin their duties in the fall of 2014 are:

  • Allison Dods ('16), Natural Language
  • Makiko Fujimoto ('14), Cognitive Science [continuing AF]
  • Howon Lee ('15, M.S. '15), Artificial Intelligence [continuing AF]
  • Stu ...

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Posted by Admin 4 years, 4 months ago

Julia Neidert (M.S. Candidate) has created a dance based on a statistical model. "By modeling dance as a sequence of movements, the system produces new sequences by choosing movements that are likely to follow each other, as calculated from existing dances. Occasional random choices add a further element of ...


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Posted by Admin 4 years, 5 months ago

Symbolkic Systems Program Advising Fellows for the Academic Year 2013-2014 will be:

  • Nikhil Bhargava ('14), Neurosciences
  • Erik Brockbank ('13, SSP coterm '14), Decision Making and Rationality [returning AF]
  • Julie Fortuna ('13, CS coterm '14), Human-Computer Interaction [returning AF]
  • Makiko Fujimoto ('14), Cognitive Science
  • Howon Lee ('15), Artificial Intelligence
  • Hershel Mehta ...

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Posted by Admin 5 years, 4 months ago

Ayna Agarwal (Class of 2014), is featured along with her She++ cofounder (and CS major) Ellora Israni, in a new TechCrunch article on women in computing. The article describes She++ as founded "in January 2012 as a Stanford community for women in tech, hoping to inspire more women to go ...


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Posted by Admin 5 years, 9 months ago

Clayton Mellina (Class of 2011 and M.S. Candidate in CS) is the most recent recipient of the K. Jon Barwise Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Symbolic Systems Program. Congratulations, Clayton!


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Posted by Admin 6 years, 3 months ago

Seven Symbolic Systems students have been appointed as undergraduate peer Advising Fellows for 2012-2013. The seven are:

  • Ximena Ampuero ('13), Cognitive Science
  • Parth Bhakta ('13), HCI
  • Erik Brockbank ('13), AI
  • Julie Fortuna ('13), HCI
  • Ben Holguin ('13), Philosophical Foundations
  • Jimmy Tobin ('13), Computer Music or AI
  • George Tsiveriotis ('13), Decision ...

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Posted by Admin 6 years, 4 months ago

We wanted to note that Matt Olson (Class of 2014) made it all the way to the semifinals of the Jeopardy College Championship earlier this year. A number of published articles featured interviews with Matt, including one from the Stanford Daily. Great job, Matt!

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Posted by Admin 6 years, 5 months ago

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