Summer 2016 Newsletter


In this newsletter, you'll find details about your 2016 reunion, as well as news about leading research by MS&E professors and students.

MS&E Reunion: Registration is Open!


Reconnect with classmates! We invite all MS&E alumni to join us on Saturday, October 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m. for a lecture and networking brunch. Get details...

MS&E Graduates Reap Honors at Commencement


Congratulations to our illustrious 2016 MS&E graduates. Read more about their honors and awards for outstanding projects here.

View the MS&E Commencement photo gallery.
Research: The Key to Startup Success in China

What does it take for a startup to succeed in China versus the United States, and what's the difference?   Read more... 

Research: Using Analytics to Slow the Spread of Communicable Diseases


Management science is pointing to counterintuitive strategies for addressing the intertwined epidemics of drug addiction and HIV, hepatitis C and other communicable illnesses.  Read more...
Giving Power to the People Using Social Science

MS&E researchers may have cracked the code on allowing voters to weigh in on complex budgeting decisions.  Read more...

Event Recap: Alumni & Industry Execs Debate Issues in Analytics


MS&E hosted more than 100 industry leaders in April for a conference on "Delivering Analytics at Scale," followed by an evening event with more than 150 alumni. Get highlights...

Hennessy Reflects on Accomplishments of 16-Year Tenure as President


He restored the original grand plan of the university and fostered a culture of multidisciplinary research, but President John Hennessy's proudest achievement was making Stanford affordable for all admitted students. Read more...

Fall DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series Starts October 5


Come hear the stories and insights of leaders in technology, business, finance, education and philanthropy every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.  Pictured: Upcoming speaker, Etosha Cave, co-founder and chief science officer, Opus 12.   

If you can't make it to campus, podcasts and videos of the talks are available online at ECorner.  

MS&E Faculty & Students in the News 


> Professor Pamela Hinds recently addressed cross-cultural management in Harvard Business Review.  

> Professor Bob Sutton was quoted in the Financial Times about how to manage former peers after a promotion.


> MS&E undergrad Vienna Harvey (an advisee of Professor Robert McGinn) received a Firestone Medal for her work, "The Role of Ethics in the Design and Regulation of Autonomous Vehicles."

> Congratulations to MS&E students Sebastiano Bea, Kalpit Dixit, Delara Fadavi and Ari Paul, co-winners of the 2016 Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium (MEMPC) PriSim Business War Games Competition.

> Beyond academics...Recent MS&E graduate Cal Quantrill was just drafted as a pitcher by the San Diego Padres.

Keep up with more MS&E news here...

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