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  • Emergency Information
    assault help 650 725 9955 General help center 650 723 4577 Non emergency situations SoE Facilities Operations business hours for maintenance issues 650 996 0531 After hours Campus Facilities Operations 24 7 for lock outs leaks etc 650 723 2281 Network Support no internet Stanford Help Request System Emergency Assembly Points Occupants of evacuated buildings are to report to an Emergency Assembly Point EAP identified by a encircled triangle Emergency

    Original URL path: http://engineering.stanford.edu/print/node/36704 (2016-04-27)
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  • Stanford, Toyota to collaborate on AI research effort
    pressing challenges The collaboration builds on decades of leading edge AI research conducted at Stanford In the 1960s the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab or SAIL built some of the first chess playing computers and by the 1970s the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Language was one of the predominant tools for programming AI platforms More recently Stanford researchers have built systems that have aced several autonomous driving competitions Early on the new effort will focus on AI assisted driving This is in part because of an obvious need according to the World Health Organization 3 400 people die a day due to automobile related accidents but also because it is a particularly good challenge for developing AI methodologies and platforms AI assisted driving is a perfect platform for advancing fundamental human centric artificial intelligence research while also producing practical applications said Fei Fei Li an associate professor of computer science at Stanford director of SAIL and the director of the new AI center Autonomous driving provides a scenario where AI can deliver smart tools for assistance in decision making and planning to human drivers Fei Fei Li associate professor of computer science and director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab will direct the new SAIL Toyota Center for AI Research Credit L A Cicero Driving might seem like a simple task but that s in large part because the human brain is remarkably good at collecting visual information figuring out what s important and then making snap behavioral decisions all while staying within the framework of traffic laws The brain performs this task nonstop but the moment attention wanders to text messaging adjusting the radio or chatting with passengers opens the door to accidents Mimicking the brain s performance in an ever changing environment makes autonomous driving one of the benchmark tasks

    Original URL path: http://engineering.stanford.edu/print/node/38537 (2016-04-27)
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  • Automotive | Engineering
    Building Mackenzie Room Sponsors Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning Contact Info vptlevents stanford edu Admission RSVP required Last modified Tue 23 Feb 2016 at 16 07 Read more Current students Faculty Staff Aeronautics and Astronautics Bioengineering Chemical Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Management Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Architectural Design Program Energy Resources Engineering Engineering Physics Institute for Computational Mathematical Engineering iCME Science Technology and Society Stanford Design Program Automotive Electronics and Photonics Life Sciences and Healthcare Material Science Online Education Robotics Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Minnie Ingersoll Co founder and COO Shift Wednesday February 25 2016 4 30pm NVIDIA Auditorium Huang Engineering Center Map Date Time Wednesday March 2 2016 4 30 pm 5 30 pm Sponsors Department of Management Science Engineering Stanford Technology Ventures Program Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students Admission Free open to the public URL More info Last modified Fri 19 Feb 2016 at 17 19 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Computer Science Management Science and Engineering Science Technology and Society Automotive Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Federica Marchionni CEO of Lands End Wednesday February 25 2016 4 30pm NVIDIA Auditorium Huang Engineering Center Map ETL Seminar Series Wednesdays 4 30 pm Date Time Wednesday February 24 2016 4 30 pm 5 30 pm Sponsors Department of Management Science Engineering Stanford Technology Ventures Program Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students Admission Free open to the public URL More info Last modified Fri 19 Feb 2016 at 17 21 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Computer Science Management Science and Engineering Science Technology and Society Stanford Design Program Automotive A Conversation with Mark Fields Ford President and CEO Introduction by Professor Sheri Sheppard Burton J and Deedee McMurtry University Fellow in Undergraduate Education and Professor of Mechanical Engineering 1 30 2 30 pm Thursday February 25 2016 d School Atrium Map Limited capacity Date Time Thursday February 25 2016 1 30 pm 2 30 pm Location d school Stanford Sponsors Center for Automotive Research The REVS Program at Stanford Admission Limited capacity Last modified Fri 19 Feb 2016 at 17 05 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Computer Science Management Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Science Technology and Society Stanford Design Program Automotive Robotics Open Garage Talk Mindset of a Champion Reception at 5 pm discussion at 6 pm Wednesday February 10 Automotive Innovation Facility Stanford Map Registration required seating is limited Date Time Wednesday February 10 2016 5 00 pm 7 00 pm Location Automotive Innovation Facility Stanford Admission Free with registration open to the public URL More info Last modified Fri 5 Feb 2016 at 17 30 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Science Technology and Society Automotive ME Women s Seminar Pam Fletcher GM Learn To Lead Lead to Learn The ME Graduate Women s Group has offered ME ENGR 311A

    Original URL path: http://engineering.stanford.edu/category/industries/automotive (2016-04-27)
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  • Robotics | Engineering
    and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Architectural Design Program Energy Resources Engineering Engineering Physics Institute for Computational Mathematical Engineering iCME Science Technology and Society Stanford Design Program Automotive Electronics and Photonics Life Sciences and Healthcare Material Science Online Education Robotics Women s Seminar Ann Majewicz University of Texas The ME Graduate Women s Group has offered ME ENGR 311A Women s Perspectives a 1 unit credit seminar every year since the group s inception in 1998 For credit or not everyone is welcome to come Speakers are asked to address the factors experiences and lessons that have been particularly important to their success in industry academia and life Learn To Lead Lead to Learn 4 15pm Social 4 30pm Seminar starts Date Time Friday March 11 2016 4 15 pm 5 30 pm Sponsors Sandia National Laboratories General Motors AT T Lockheed Martin the Vice Provost of Engineering Education and the School of Engineering Alumni Relations Progra Admission Free open to the public URL More info Last modified Mon 22 Feb 2016 at 17 00 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Bioengineering Electrical Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Science Technology and Society Stanford Design Program Life Sciences and Healthcare Robotics A Conversation with Mark Fields Ford President and CEO Introduction by Professor Sheri Sheppard Burton J and Deedee McMurtry University Fellow in Undergraduate Education and Professor of Mechanical Engineering 1 30 2 30 pm Thursday February 25 2016 d School Atrium Map Limited capacity Date Time Thursday February 25 2016 1 30 pm 2 30 pm Location d school Stanford Sponsors Center for Automotive Research The REVS Program at Stanford Admission Limited capacity Last modified Fri 19 Feb 2016 at 17 05 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Computer Science Management Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Science Technology and Society Stanford Design Program Automotive Robotics MEET THE MAKERS Winter 2016 Student Showcase 9 30 am Wednesday March 16 2016 The Atrium Peterson Building 550 Stanford Map Date Time Wednesday March 16 2016 9 30 am 11 30 am Admission Free open to the public URL More info Last modified Thu 11 Feb 2016 at 16 33 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Bioengineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Science Technology and Society Stanford Design Program Electronics and Photonics Life Sciences and Healthcare Material Science Robotics What might the future hold Type Research News At Stanford s Future Fest a group of engineers from industry and academia discuss artificial intelligence the revolution in biology and the balance between risk and regulation By Glen Martin Slug What might the future hold Short Dek Future Fest panelists steered clear of optimism or pessimism to discern realistic probabilities Stanford Engineering Dean Persis Drell left with Google s Astro Teller at the Stanford Technology Venture Program s Future Fest Photo by Matt Beardsley Creative Wednesday February 10 2016 Last modified Mon 14 Mar 2016 at 12 21

    Original URL path: http://engineering.stanford.edu/category/industries/robotics (2016-04-27)
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  • Most sensors designed to measure head impacts in sports produce inaccurate data, Stanford bioengineers find
    sensor deep in his ear canal that provided a reference for skull movement The mouthguard which is used by Stanford s football team displaced less than 1 millimeter compared with the video measurement within the estimated error The skin patch and skull cap sensors however fared significantly worse moving 4 mm and 13 mm respectively The additional movement caused these two devices to overpredict the acceleration of impact by up to 500 percent an error that could make it difficult to study the cause of injury Stanford researchers used high speed cameras to record how the subject s head moved during impact and compared that camera data to measurements produced by concussion sensors Video Camarillo Lab If these devices over predicted consistently say they were always 50 percent over then it s probably not a huge issue said Lyndia Wu a graduate student in Camarillo s lab and the lead author on the new study But the problem is that they don t correlate with skull motion which makes it difficult to interpret their measurements and in turn makes it difficult to interpret injury risk predictions High sensor accelerations measured from the skin apparel motion might trigger false positive warnings when in fact no concussion occurred Camarillo said False positives are not an unknown to medical technology and can have widespread consequences Camarillo cited mammographies and prostate cancer screenings as examples of widely used clinical tests that scientists are only now learning produce many false positives which steer people to costly and time consuming medical treatment Without better sensor equipment and protocols the same could happen to concussions Across the country all states have passed some version of concussion legislation that requires medical professionals to evaluate and sign off on child athletes suspected of a concussion Camarillo said You can

    Original URL path: http://engineering.stanford.edu/print/node/38528 (2016-04-27)
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  • Stanford engineers find secret to steady drone cameras in swan necks
    wings while keeping their head completely still Now Stanford engineers have used high speed video footage and computer models to reveal that whooper swans stabilize their head with a complex neck that s tuned like a car suspension The study published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface has influenced the researchers design of a camera suspension system that could allow drones to record steadier video All birds have built in vision stabilization to compensate for the up and down body motion caused by flapping their wings in flight Scientists have studied the neck morphology and head motions of walking or stationary birds but measuring the mechanism in flight has not been successful until now David Lentink an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford and his colleagues devised a method for comparing high speed video data of a whooper swan flying over a lake with a computer model that approximated the springy damping effects of the bird s neck that allow it to stabilize the vertical disturbances They found that the neck functions much like how a car s suspension system provides a smooth ride over a bumpy road The neck vertebrae and muscles respond with just the right stiffness and flexibility to passively keep the head steady during flapping flight and even in mild gusts This simple mechanism is a remarkable finding considering the daunting complexity of avian neck morphology with about 20 vertebrae and more than 200 muscles on each side said Lentink the senior author on the study Lentink credits much of the work to a former master s student Ashley Pete who graduated this past spring and is first author on the study She developed the idea and methodology for the study in Lentink s class ME 303 Biomechanics of Flight The paper she wrote

    Original URL path: http://engineering.stanford.edu/print/node/38527 (2016-04-27)
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  • Microscopic Rake Doubles Efficiency of Low-cost Solar Cells
    come out of this work will give manufacturers a rational approach to improving their processes rather than relying simply on trial and error Bao said We also expect this simple effective and versatile concept will be broadly applicable to making other polymer devices where properly aligning the molecules is important The Problem With Polymers Although prices for silicon based solar cells are dropping it still takes five to 15 years before they produce enough electricity to offset their purchase and installation Silicon solar cells also require a large amount of energy to manufacture which partly offsets their value as renewable energy sources Polymer based photovoltaic cells are much cheaper because they re made of inexpensive materials that can be simply painted or printed in place They are also flexible and require little energy to manufacture While small lab scale samples can convert more than 10 percent of sunlight into electricity the large area coated cells have very low efficiency typically converting less than 5 percent compared with 20 25 percent for commercial silicon based cells Polymer cells typically combine two types of polymers A donor which converts sunlight into electrons and an acceptor which stores the electrons until they can be removed from the cell as usable electricity But when this mixture is deposited on a cell s conducting surface during manufacturing the two types tend to separate as they dry into an irregular assortment of large clumps making it more difficult for the cell to produce and harvest electrons The SLAC Stanford researchers solution is a manufacturing technique called fluid enhanced crystal engineering or FLUENCE which was originally developed to improve the electrical conduction of organic semiconductors In the current work as the polymers are painted onto a conducting surface they are forced through a slightly angled rake containing several rows of stiff microscopic pillars The rake is scraped along the surface at the relatively slow speed of 25 100 micrometers per second which translates to 3 5 14 2 inches per hour The large polymer molecules untangle and mix with each other as they bounce off and flow past the pillars ultimately drying into tiny nanometer sized crystals of uniform size with enhanced electrical properties Simulations and X rays The researchers used computer simulations and X ray analyses at two DOE Office of Science User Facilities SLAC s Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource SSRL and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory s Advanced Light Source ALS to customize the FLUENCE rake for making solar cells At SSRL the team used X ray diffraction to measure the degree to which the polymers formed crystals and X ray scattering to determine how clearly the two polymers segregated themselves said Mike Toney SSRL Materials Sciences group leader and a co author on the paper These are bread and butter techniques for which we ve developed some novel approaches at SSRL in recent years To achieve the polymer patterns they wanted for the solar cells the researchers made the pillars in the rake much shorter

    Original URL path: http://engineering.stanford.edu/print/node/38525 (2016-04-27)
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  • Alumni Career Resources
    School of Engineering alumni or access the full complement of Stanford services through the Stanford Career Education site Stanford Alumni Job Board This job board available only to alumni complements the BEAM Stanford Career Education site Use the same username and password to access both Stanford Engineering Alumni Career Fair The Stanford Engineering Alumni career fair held every September attracts some 90 employers all in search of experienced professionals No

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