2017 MS&E Alumni Reunion

October 14, 2017



Welcome Management Science & Engineering Alumni!

Experience the MS&E Alumni Reunion Event

Changing Nature of Work

Come connect with former classmates and make new friends!

All graduation years are invited. Sign up now! Space is limited.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:30 AM – 11:45 AM PDT

2017-10-14 9:00:00 2017-10-14 11:45:00 America/Los_Angeles 2017 MS&E Alumni Reunion Come connect with former classmates and make new friends! Jen-Hsun Huang School of Engineering Center – Nvidia Auditorium (lower level of Huang) 475 Via Ortega Stanford, CA 94305 Management Science and Engineering lindae@stanford.edu



  • $15    |  Early Bird - MS&E Reunion Only (by 9/30)
  • $20    |  Reguar Ticket (All attendees and guest price)
  • FREE |  University-Wide Reunion Weekend Registrants
    (Need to show your weekend ID badge upon sign-in)


Ron Howard

MS&E Professor


What Will Not Change at Work: Making Decisions


As we listen to the daily news from Washington, we hear about many decisions to take action, or to delay taking action. There is no evidence that any type of rigorous analysis is used to make these decisions. Yet for the last few hundred years we have known how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty, the phenomenon that makes decisions difficult. Since decisions are the only way you can change your future or that of the organizations in which you participate, this lack of knowledge is a major impediment to achieving clarity of action in decision-making. The potential of achieving excellence in decision-making requires teaching it at all levels, from elementary school through the university.

Creativity and the Future of Work



What role does creativity play in the world of work? How will this change in the future? With examples and insights from her classes, Tina Seelig will focus on the creative problem solving skills that will be most valuable in a world with more and more sophisticated technology.




Pamela Hinds

MS&E Professor


The Changing Nature of Collaboration


Professor Hinds will highlight some of the technologies that are changing or promising to change the nature of work, particularly what work people actually do, how and with whom people collaborate, and how occupational roles and identities are likely to shift. She will give a preview of a single study we are conducting in an open innovation community, in which a company is sourcing its design ideas from outside of the firm through an online platform that they host. In this study, she examines how interaction dynamics affect participation in open innovation contests and the quality of the work that is submitted.


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Nvidia Auditorium


Introduced by Nick Bambos, Chair of Management Science & Engineering

During this engaging one-hour program three MS&E researchers will give brief talks to share compelling stories of how they are actively tackling practical societal issues by collecting data and applying leading-edge analytics and other management science techniques.

Our speakers are:
Ron Howard, Tina Seelig, Pamela Hinds

Alumni Networking Brunch

Immediately following the lecture, enjoy a hot brunch buffet while you visit with former classmates and make new connections with fellow Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Other special attractions include:

  • Topic tables for meeting like-minded alumni
  • Speaker Q&A
  • Stanford Bookstore kiosk
  • MS&E faculty authors on hand to sign books
  • MS&E Department Photo Op – take pictures and post to social media

Location & Parking

Jen-Hsun Huang School of Engineering Center – Nvidia Auditorium (lower level of Huang)

475 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305
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Parking is free on the weekends. You may park in the visitor and permit A and C spaces.
The two closest parking lots are: There are both a covered parking structure and a parking lot on Panama Street at Via Ortegaapproach from Panama St, as Via Ortega is closed to through traffic.

Campus View

campus view

How to get to the building

map-how to get to huang building

Additional parking locations may be found on the Stanford Parking & Transportation website.

You can find public transit options here.



What is the refund policy?

All tickets are nonrefundable.

Can you provide directions?

It is best to enter "475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94035" into Goolgle Maps or similar to find the best route from your point of origination. The building is located in the Engineering Quad.

There will be signs near the parking garages and building directing you to the event. You can also search "Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center" in Google Maps to locate the building.

What are my parking options?

Parking in the Stanford campus is free on the weekends. You may park in the visitor and permit A and C spaces.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There must be at least one MS&E alum in your party for the brunch.
Alumni weekend attendees will need to preregister online and show their badge at sign-in.

What if I can't stay for the entire event or need to arrive late?

Please come for whatever amount of time you can. The brunch is reception-style, so you can easily come a bit late or leave early.

Who do I contact with any questions?

You can contact Linda Esquivel at lindae@stanford.edu


For questions about the event and registration please contact Linda Esquivel, MS&E's Career and Affiliate Services Officer.