Archive for October, 2013

The Future of Personal Mobility: Center for Automotive Research at Stanford

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) is an interdisciplinary group that advances research and education in the automotive realm. It is organized as an industry affiliates program, bringing together students and researchers from many different departments. There are currently 20 industry affiliates.

The main interest is how the automobile is undergoing dramatic change, while it has been around for well over 100 years. Due to recent technologies, the powertrain is becoming more electrified, the driving tasks are becoming more automated, the vehicle itself is becoming more connected to other vehicles and common infrastructures, and carsharing programs are being promoted as the new way to drive.

This talk visited the different fields of innovation for automobiles, discussed what will become reality soon and what is a far-out vision, and gave an overview of how Stanford brings together industry and academia to radically re-envision the way we drive.

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Computer Animation: Algorithms for Artistic Rendering

Friday, October 18th, 2013

During this session, Aaron Hertzmann discussed computer graphics algorithms for creating images and animations in the style of natural media, such as paintings and drawings.

He also discussed how this research could lead to a new science that allows us to better understand art and aesthetics.

Using Mailman for Stanford Email Lists

Friday, October 4th, 2013

This session focused on how to use Mailman to create and manage a mailing list at Stanford. A feature-packed mailing list service, Mailman includes moderated lists, list archiving, and an integrated web interface.

The Tech Briefing covered:

  • the basics of setting up and using a distribution list through Mailman
  • how to configure a distribution list using the basic options
  • all of the advanced “full administrative interface” choices